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Health Promotion Settings

Health Promotion Settings
Principles and Practice

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December 2011 | 280 pages | SAGE Publications Ltd
Health Promotion Settings combines the theoretical discourse of the settings approach, covering a wide range of fundamental principles, concepts and policy issues, with real life examples of settings, including workplaces, schools, neighborhood, cities and prisons. Frameworks and processes that are actively shaping health promotion in settings in the 21st Century are documented and the ideas and research covered will provide a vital set of indicators for those who promote health in settings. Combining theory with practical examples and case studies, the authors show how a settings approach can work in practice, drawing on a range of local, national and international initiatives and coordinated projects.

Health Promotion Settings provides a rich source of ideas and case examples which highlight the challenges for promoting health in a range of contexts. Special attention is given to the workplace as both a priority area for health promotion and a key determinant of health.

Written by a highly experienced team of health promotion and public health professionals, academics and researchers, this book is essential reading for both students and practitioners working towards the improvement of health using a settings approach.

Foreword by Professor Michael Sparks, President of the IUHPE
Angela Scriven
Health Promotion Settings: an overview
Angela Scriven
Introduction to Part One: Principles and practice in a settings approach
Mark Dooris
The Settings Approach: Looking Back, Looking Forward
Margaret Hodgins and John Griffiths
A whole systems approach to working in settings
Angela Scriven
Partnership, collaboration and participation: fundamental principles in a settings approach to health promotion
Jane South and James Woodall
Planning and evaluating health promotion in settings
Margaret Hodgins and Angela Scriven
Introduction to Part Two: Healthy Settings
Susan Biddle and Martin Seymour
Healthy neighbourhoods and communities: policy and practice
Sally Fawkes, Colin Fudge and Katrin Engelhardt
Healthy Cities: comprehensive solutions to urban health improvement
Trevor Hancock
The Healthy Hospital: A contradiction in terms?
Colin Noble and Maralyn Toft
How effective are schools as a setting for health promotion?
Mark Dooris, Sharon Doherty, Jennie Cawood and Sue Powell
The Healthy Universities approach: adding value to Higher Education Sector
James Woodall and Jane South
Health Promoting Prisons: dilemmas and challenges
Margaret Hodgins
Introduction to Part Three: Workplaces as a setting for health promotion
Paul Fleming
Healthy Workplaces: balancing employee health and economic expediency
Uwe Brandenburg
Volkswagen: a comprehensive approach to health promotion in the workplace
Steven Boorman
Promoting health and wellbeing at the Royal Mail Group, UK
Margaret Hodgins, John Griffiths and Rob Whiting
Workplace Health Promotion in SMEs: An example of good practice

'This text provides a comprehensive overview of current thinking on the theory and practice of a settings approach to health promotion. This book will be a valuable resource for practitioners and students of health promotion and public health' -
Margaret Barry, Professor of Health Promotion and Public Health, National University of Ireland Galway

A well researched and interesting text that provides a comprehensive overview of the settings approach in health promotion. Different methods and models of working are explored through case studies. In my view the book is well structured and logically sequenced with clearly defined chapters and sub headings.

Miss Jacky Foster
Social Work , Cornwall College
May 17, 2014

Gives an excellent insight into health promotion.

HIGHER EDUCATION, Canterbury College
January 7, 2014

A helpful well laid out book with some good current examples

Ms Gill Mein
Faculty of Health and Social Care Sciences, St George's, University of London
September 18, 2013

Rare to find a text devoted to this topic but this will be very welcome by health promotion educators as research in this area is paltry also. Good coverage of basic concepts and practicalities highlighted by reference to a predictable range of 'settings'.

Mr William Spence
Psychology , Glasgow University
March 25, 2013

Clearly defined chapters and sub headings. Boxed aims with each chapter to hopefuly achieve by the end. Each chapter referenced so good if you just want to pick one topic and read that chapter and further research. Summary points given too. No activity boxes but chapters can used within lectures for discussion points/ group work.

A lot of writing squeezed in

A wide variety of public settings used and supported with theory, scenarios and examples that the student or public health worker can understand, adapt and utilise.

I like the use of big companies - Royal Mail and Volskwagen in the discussion of a healthy workforce. Applying health strategies to key organisations like these ones to help give a more relevant bigger picture to what Public health involves.

Would recommend reading this one for coursework

Mrs Gill McEwing
Faculty of Health and Social Care, University of Plymouth
November 20, 2012

A great book full of interesting and applicable information for our Health Studies Units. I have asked our Library to purchase some copies for the learners.

Miss Ali Manion
Health , Swindon College
July 20, 2012

Useful text which covers a range of theories related to the subject. Can be used to underpin assignment work

Mrs Nicola Meek
Services to People, Merthyr Tydfil College
April 16, 2012

An excellent textbook for students on health promotion modules giving a complete overview of the settings approach and encouraging different ways of working. Very relevant for learning of all PH students, home and international.

Mrs Fiona Major
School of Health, University of Northampton
January 20, 2012

A highly informative book which is logically sequenced and breaks down health promotion to a wide range of settings. A valuable read.

Kirsty Mason
School of Health, Northampton University
January 17, 2012

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