SOPHE welcomes 3rd Edition of Health Promotion Programs textbook

Essential primer for undergraduate and graduate students; Expanded ancillaries for iInstructors

Washington, DC – April 6, 2022 – The Society for Public Health Education (SOPHE) proudly announces the availability of the third edition of its textbook, Health Promotion Programs: From Theory to Practice. The 432-page textbook is an essential reference for undergraduate and graduate students in health education, public health, nursing, allied health, and other medical professions and practitioners, managers, researchers, and instructors who are responsible for teaching, researching, designing, or leading health promotion programs.

This third edition explores the history of health promotion programs over the last 30 years, augmented with contemporary evidence-based research, practice, and policy related to social justice, diversity, equity, and inclusion.

Additional tenets of the updated edition, available in both hard and soft copy, are the latest HESPA II 2020 Areas of Responsibility and Competencies for Health Education Specialists and the HHS Healthy People 2030 Objectives for the Nation.

Co- editor Carl I. Fertman, PhD, MBA, MCHES®, emeritus associate professor, University of Pittsburgh writes, “This third edition is grounded in the latest theory-based guidance for assessing, planning, implementing, evaluating, and sustaining health promotion programs. More than 40 health promotion researchers and practitioners have contributed their pragmatic experience and expertise as chapter authors.”

Each of the text’s 17 chapters includes learning objectives; tables, figures, and sidebars; practice and discussion questions; lists of key terms; and recommendations for student self-reflection and application of the content.

“We are especially pleased to offer faculty expanded ancillaries designed for in-person, online and hybrid course formats,” says co- editor Melissa L. Grim, PhD, CHES®, professor and chair of the Department of Health and Human Performance at Radford University. “In addition to PowerPoint lecture slides, test exam questions, and syllabi, this edition will feature scenario-based challenge projects that promote skill development in needs assessment, health communication, advocacy, and other contemporary areas of health promotion practice.”

SOPHE’s textbook also can be used as a desk reference by those studying for the exam as a Certified Health Education Specialist (CHES®). Foundational theories and health promotion program planning models are covered as well as approaches for addressing racial and ethnic health equity and for engaging vulnerable and underserved population groups.

Instructors can order desk review copies of Health Promotion Programs: From Theory to Practice by contacting Jossey-Bass. National SOPHE members are eligible for a 15% discount on the book. Contact for the discount code.