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PART ONE: THEORIZING HEALTH AND CULTURE IN THE AFRICAN CONTEXT Culture, Health Promotion and Development Communicating Health within Culture Developing Culturally Appropriate Health Programs PART TWO: REPRESENTATION AND DIFFERENCE IN HEALTH PROMOTION Health, Healing and Medicine as Cultural Constructs African Women's Health and the Confluence of Patriarchal and Western Hegemonies The Cultural Production of Healthy Children and Youth Contextualizing the Health Praxis of African-Americans Approaches to Health Promotion Beyond the Fin de Siecle

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Collins Airhihenbuwa is Professor and Head of the Department of Biobehavioral Health at the Pennsylvania State University. His research interest is health and culture and he is the author of the PEN-3 model and co-author of critical race theory applied to public health. His work has informed ways of addressing the intersection of culture, race and health in many NIH -funded projects and he has facilitated research collaborations, institutional partnerships, and mentoring of junior faculty from underrepresented groups at various institutions domestically and globally. Dr. Airhihenbuwa is currently collaborating with colleagues at several universities, including the University of Minnesota, New York University, the University of Maryland, and UCLA to forge a partnership that can further build the capacity of underrepresented minority faculty members domestically and globally.

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