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Health Promotion for Children and Adolescents

  • Maya Rom Korin
  • Comprehensively addresses a wide range of health issues affecting children and adolescents

  • Uses latest research findings in health promotion theory, programs, and techniques

  • Highlights a multifaceted approach to health promotion, incorporating community, families, schools, and policy


Table of contents

  1. Dietary Health in Children and Adolescents

    1. Jerica M. Berge, Katharine Didericksen, Michaela Bucchianeri, Shailendra Prasad, Dianne Neumark-Sztainer
      Pages 309-324
  2. Children and Adolescents in the Health Care System

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 325-325
    2. Katharine Thomson, Simona Bujoreanu
      Pages 327-346
    3. Carol A. Ford, Abigail English, Nadia Dowshen, Charles G. Rogers
      Pages 347-370
    4. Lindsey M. Weiler, Edward F. Garrido, Heather N. Taussig
      Pages 371-388
  3. Back Matter
    Pages 389-397

About this book


This timely volume surveys the broad spectrum of interventions used in health promotion, and shows how they may be tailored to the developmental needs of children and adolescents. Its multilevel lifespan approach reflects concepts of public health as inclusive, empowering, and aimed at long- and short-term well-being. Coverage grounds readers in theoretical and ecological perspectives, while special sections spotlight key issues in social and behavioral wellness, dietary health, and children and teens in the health care system. And in keeping with best practices in the field, the book emphasizes collaboration with stakeholders, especially with the young clients themselves.

Among the topics covered:

  • Child mental health: recent developments with respect to risk, resilience, and interventions
  • Health-related concerns among children and adolescents with ADD/ADHD
  • Preventing risky sexual behavior in adolescents
  • Violence affecting youth: pervasive and preventable
  • Childhood and adolescent obesity
  • Well-being of children in the foster care system

Health Promotion for Children and Adolescents is a necessary text for graduate or advanced undergraduate courses in public health, education, medicine, psychology, health education, social work, curriculum, nutrition, and public affairs. It is also important reading for public health professionals; researchers in child health, health education, and child psychology; policymakers in education and public health; and teachers.


adolescent health adolescent health promotion child health child preventive health health promotion for children socioeconomic determinants of health maternal and child health

Editors and affiliations

  • Maya Rom Korin
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Preventive MedicineIcahn School of Medicine at Mount SinaiNew YorkUSA

About the editors

Maya Rom Korin, PhD, is currently an Adjunct Assistant Professor at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai and has taught graduate classes in health literacy, child and adolescent health promotion, women's health, and urban public health. She completed a postdoctoral fellowship in behavioral cardiovascular health at Columbia University Medical center as well as a medical ethics fellowship at Weill Cornell Medical College. Dr. Korin received her Ph.D. in Sociomedical Sciences and her M.S. in Epidemiology from the Mailman School of Public Health at Columbia University. She has broad public health research experience focusing on the social determinants of health and disease, and is well trained in both quantitative and qualitative methodologies.

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