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Health Promotion

Globally recognized as the definitive text on health promotion, this fourth edition becomes ever more useful for public health and health promotion courses around the world. It offers a firm foundation in health promotion before helping you to understand the process of planning, implementing and assessing programmes in the real world.

New to the 4th Edition:

  • A chapter on “Evidence-Based Health Promotion” addressing the development of an evidence base for health promotion.
  • Expanded coverage of health inequalities, equity and social exclusion
  • Further discussion of mental health promotion and well-being
  • Key concepts are now highlighted and explained throughout the book
  • 'Critical reflection’ boxes have been added to help the reader think critically about an issue or approach.

The book is supported by online resources, with up to 20 original case studies from around the world, access to full SAGE journal articles, and seminar questions for lecturers.

Health and health promotion
Assessing health and its determinants
The determinants of health actions
Health promotion planning - a strategic approach
Information needs
Health public policy
Education for health
Mass communication
Working with communities
Settings for health
Evidence-based health promotion


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For students:

  • A collection of original case studies from around the world
  • Further reading to help with assignments and exams

For lecturers:

  • Seminar Questions

This 4th edition of Green and Tones' Health Promotion provides a comprehensive and thorough update on health promotion planning and strategies. Especially fruitful for both researchers and practitioners is the ethical perspective which now runs throughout the book. The chapter on the developments in evidence-based health promotion is both informative and timely, whilst new perspectives on the role of health education in health promotion suggest mitigating solutions to complex problems. 

Professor Arja R. Aro, University of Southern Denmark

A very good book to support health promotion.

Mrs Kairen Roche
Faculty of Health and Sciences, Staffordshire University
June 10, 2019

A comprehensive text which addresses the topic in a way that will be accessible to those newly introduced to health promotion as well as those who are looking for a more in depth understanding.

Mrs Lara Matthews
School of Health, Nursing & Midwifery (Dumfries), University of the West of Scotland
April 4, 2019

proved popular with students who have accessed the book and proved to really useful for their module assignment. Likely to be useful for health and social care and public health students. The chapters are well chosen and offer a substantial and accessible range of knowledge and concepts plus useful ideas on their application. A good book.

Mr Philip Marshall
Health, Bishop Auckland College
April 4, 2019

Excellent book, every public health student should have this book. The vast range of knowledge and experience from the authors is clearly demonstrated within all chapters. The authors Green et al., simplistic style of writing aids towards the enjoyment of learning.

Mrs Philomena Hughes
Higher Education, Blackburn College
March 11, 2019

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