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Public Health and MPH Program

Resources for Health Science & the MPH program, including PubMed, journals, and how to obtain help.

Reading List By Course

Title Author(s) Required/
Syllabus Alignment Topic
The Power of Community Voices for Enhancing Community Health Needs Assessment Cain et al Required Week 3 Assessment
The Power of Digital Storytelling as a
 Culturally Relevant Health Promotion Tool
Briant et al Required Week 10 Social Media/Web
The Tribal Tobacco Education and Policy Initiative: Findings From a Collaborative, Participatory Evaluation  Scott et al Required Week 12 CBPR
Development of an Intervention to Increase Sexual Health Service Uptake by Young People Newby et al Required Week 12 CBPR
Advocacy Coalition for Safer Sex in the Adult Film Industry: The Case of Los Angeles County's Measure B Cohen, et al. Required Week 13 Media Advocacy
Translating Knowledge: Promoting Health Through Intergenerational Community Arts Programming  Anderson et al. Required Week 15 Arts
Implementation of Sexually Transmitted Infection Interventions: Insights from a Community-Wide Assessment Tibbits & Siahpush Recommended Week 3 Assessment
Developing a Framework to Promote Children's Health Insurance Enrollment in Florida Ray et al Recommended Week 5 Coalitions
Health Promotion at the Ballpark: Peanuts, Popcorn, and Mighty Molar Hodges, B Recommended Week 5 Coalitions
The Immunity Community: A Community Engagement Strategy for Reducing Vaccine Hesitancy Schoeppe et al Recommended Week 6 Freire
One-Year Mixed-Methods Case Study of a Community-Academic Advisory Board Addressing Childhood Obesity Zoellner et al Recommended Week 12 CBPR
A Community-Engaged Research Approach
to Improve Mental Health Among Latina
 Immigrants: ALMA Photovoice
Perez et al Recommended Week 12 CBPR
Formative Research: Using a Community-Based Participatory Research Approach to Develop an Oral Health Intervention for Migrant Mexian Families  Finlayson et al  Recommended Week 12 CBPR


Health Promotion Practice (HPP) is a bi-monthly, peer-reviewed journal dedicated to publishing content relevant to public health professionals and the field.  One of three journals of the Society for Public Health Education (SOPHE), HPP focuses on health promotion and disease prevention programs across all levels of the social-ecological model.  One of HPP’s strengths is its articles on program development, implementation, and evaluation, often written by practitioners for practitioners. The articles chosen for required and recommended readings represent models, theories, and priority populations that are relevant and timely to today’s field and issues in public health.

HPP’s Editor-in-Chief is Dr. Kathleen Roe, Professor of Public Health and former Chair of the Department of Health Science and Recreation.  This Reading List was produced by MPH students Tracey Alquiza and Stephanie Puente as part of their graduate internship with Dr. Roe and HPP.