Well-Being as a Multidimensional Concept: Understanding Connections among Culture, Community, and Health

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Janet M. Page-Reeves
Rowman & Littlefield, Jul 1, 2019 - Social Science - 460 pages
Well-Being as a Multidimensional Concept highlights the ways that culture and community influence concepts of wellness, the experience of well-being, and health outcomes. This book includes both theoretical conceptualizations and practice-based explorations from a multidisciplinary group of contributors, including distinguished, widely celebrated senior experts as well as emerging voices in the fields of health promotion, health research, clinical practice, community engagement, and health system policy. Using a social science approach, the contributors explore the interface among culture, community, and well-being in terms of theory and research frameworks; culture, community, and relationships; food; health systems; and collaboration, policy, messaging, and data. The chapters in this collection provide a broader understanding of well-being and its role as a culturally embedded and multidimensional concept. This collection furthers our ability to apprehend social and cultural constructs and dynamics that influence health and well-being and to better understand factors that contribute to or prevent health disparities.

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Theory and Research Frameworks
Culture Community and Relationships
Health Systems
Collaboration Policy Messaging and Data

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Janet M. Page-Reeves is associate professor in the Department of Family and Community Medicine and the director of research for the Office for Community Health at the University of New Mexico Health Sciences Center.

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