Health Promotion Settings
Principles and Practice
- Angela Scriven - Brunel University, UK
- Margaret Hodgins - National University of Ireland, Ireland
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.
'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.
Gives an excellent insight into health promotion.
A helpful well laid out book with some good current examples
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'.
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
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.
Useful text which covers a range of theories related to the subject. Can be used to underpin assignment work
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.
A highly informative book which is logically sequenced and breaks down health promotion to a wide range of settings. A valuable read.
Sample Materials & Chapters
Dooris_Holistic and Sustainable Health Improvement
Dooris_Editorial – Healthy Settings: Future Directions
Naaldenberg et al_Elaborating on Systems Thinking in Health Promotion Practice
Halliday et al_Evaluating Partnership
Poland et al_Settings for Health Promotion
Douglas_Promoting the Public Health
Semenza and Krishnasamy_Design of a Health-promoting Neighbourhood Intervention
Kjellstrom et al_ Towards Action on Social Determinants for Health Equity
Delobelle et al_Advances in Health Promotion in Africa
Barnekow Rasmussen_The European Network of Health Promotion Settings
Dooris and Doherty_Health Universities
Condon et al_Choosing Health in Prison
Woodall_Barriers to Positive Mental Health in a Young Offenders Institution
Moore et al_Managers’ Understanding of Workplace Health Promotion
Hunt et al_Process Evaluation of an Integrated Health Promotion
Lomas and McLuskey_Pumping up the Pressure
Hodgins et al_Building Capacity in Workplace Health Promotion