Building better health: a handbook for behavioral change

Toolkits & Guides
Washington, DC
Pan American Health Organization
378 p.

The handbook, meant for health workers, community health promoters, nurses and family physicians as well as social workers and teachers, provides step-by-step instruction in behavioural change techniques to use at the society, community, family, and individual levels to promote health and prevent disease. A chapter on "Adolescents and Young Adults 15-24 Years Old" reviews the major forms of mortality and morbidity for ages 15-24 years as well as the psychosocial causes of the most common diagnoses and essential rational-emotional learnings, as a way to lay the foundation for good health both currently and later in life.

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