I. Basic Principles and Relevant Issues
1. Historical and Philosophical Perspectives
2. Population Health, Community Health, and Occupational Therapy
3. Theoretical Frameworks
4. Population Health: Cultural and Sociological Considerations
II. Community-Based and Population Health Program Development
5. Program Planning and Needs Assessment
6. Program Design and Implementation
7. Program Evaluation
8. Program Support: Innovation and Business Acumen
III. Children and Youth
9. Early Intervention Programs
10. From School to Community Transition Services
11. Promoting Community Inclusion and Integration
IV. Productive Aging
12. Aging in Place and Home Modifications
13. Low Vision Services in the Community
14. Driving and Community Mobility
V. Work and Industry
15. Ergonomics and Prevention of Work-Related Injuries
16. Work and Career Transitions
17. Health Professional Wellbeing
VI. Mental Health
18. Community Mental Health Programs
19. Community-Based Approaches to Substance Use Epidemics
20. Strategies to Address the Needs of Homeless Populations
VII. Rehabilitation and Participation
21. Military Families and Veterans Programming
22. Promoting Occupational Participation in Marginalized Populations
VIII. Health Promotion and Wellness
24. Lifestyle Redesign Programs
25. Occupational Therapy in Primary Health Care Settings
26. Disaster Planning, Response, and Recovery
27. Violence Prevention and Mitigation
IX. Looking Ahead
28. Future Directions in Community-Based and Population Health Practice
• Presents the theories and practice of occupational therapy in community and population health
• Provides detailed guidance in program planning and needs assessment, program design and implementation, program evaluation, and program support.
• Features case studies describing the development of actual programs in the practice areas identified by AOTA.
• Describes a variety of settings where community-based practice occurs, including community-based work programs, adult day care, independent living programs, hospice, and home health care.
• Provides specific information regarding the role of personnel, referrals, evaluation, intervention, documentation, and reimbursement in these practice settings.
• Offers tools to make learning easier, including learning outcomes, key terms, case studies, learning activities, study questions, and a summary that is directly linked to learning outcomes in each chapter.
• Evaluates future directions and implications for professional education, research, and practice roles.