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Health Promotion

Health Promotion
Planning & Strategies

Third Edition
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January 2015 | 640 pages | SAGE Publications Ltd

The definitive text on health promotion, this book covers both the knowledge-base and the process of planning, implementing and evaluating successful health promotion programmes.

This new edition features a companion website developed with an international team of contributors to support teaching and enhance learning. The website provides:

· 14 new and original international case studies of health promotion in action

· Example discussion questions to encourage critical reflection in seminars and assessments

· Free SAGE journal articles which support evidence-based learning.

Recent developments are covered throughout this third edition on topics such as asset-based approaches, mental health promotion and the use of social media in promoting health.
Health and Health Promotion
Assessing Health and Its Determinants
The Determinants of Health Actions
Health Promotion Planning: A Systematic Approach
Information Needs
Healthy Public Policy
Education for Health
Mass Communication
Working with Communities
Settings for Health

This essential text covers all the fundamental elements needed for any student undertaking a health promotion degree. It will no doubt become a required resource for our health promotion teaching.


Dr Francine Watkins, Senior Lecturer in Public Health, University of Liverpool, UK

This is a well written, comprehensive health promotion textbook. It will support practitioners and students to underpin their practice with relevant theory.


Jane Goodman-Brown, Programme Lead for Public Health, Oxford Brookes University, UK

A wonderfully rich and accessible textbook on the key aspects of health promotion. Green, Tones, Cross and Woodall should be commended for their impressive contribution to the art and science of health promotion in contemporary society.

Jacqueline Gahagan, Professor of Health Promotion, Dalhousie University, Canada

Brilliant- a great reference book.

Mrs Naresh Lane
Health, Northampton College
May 25, 2018

Health Promotion is essential reading for students across a range of academic fields, including sociology, public health, and social policy, as it provides an insightful and rich source of information.

Dr David Matthews
Institure of Health and Wellbeing, Coleg Llandrillo
March 23, 2017

This supplements the physical healthcare book really well and broadens the students knowledge around the importance of supporting health care needs of our service users. It gives a social context to the issues involved.

Mr Simon Hall
Department of Nursing and Midwifery, University of The West of England
October 25, 2016

A comprehensive overview introducing the learner to the concept of promoting health. Challenges the reader to question the traditional view of health, wellbeing and disease and how this may directly relate to health outcomes.

Ms Clair Rees
Health, Social and Childcare, Neath Port Talbot College
October 10, 2016

once again this series delivers. clearly. highlights why health promotion as a place in the student nurses taught curriculum. answers the question why am I been taught this.

Mr Nigel Green
Inst of Nursing & Midwifery, Brighton University
August 9, 2016

Well written relevant text.

Mrs kira ann Milne
The School of Nursing & Midwifery, Robert Gordon University
June 22, 2016

A comprehensive text on Health Promotion - a great intro to the field!

Miss Engela van der klashorst
biokinetics, sport and recreation, University of Pretoria
March 3, 2016

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Sample Materials & Chapters

Chapter 1

For instructors