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Policy and Practice in Promoting Public Health

Policy and Practice in Promoting Public Health

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July 2007 | 384 pages | SAGE Publications Ltd
Policy and Practice in Promoting Public Health offers an up-to-date analysis of the key policy and practice issues involved in promoting public health - from local and community levels, to international settings. The book equips readers with a sound understanding of the policy process, and has a critical edge that encourages readers to reflect on how those involved in multidisciplinary public health can use and influence policy in order to inform practice.

Key issues discussed in the book include:

" the impact of globalization on health

" developments of public health since New Labour, and the political tensions arising from the modernization of the NHS

" changes in theoretical, conceptual and ideological perspectives on multidisciplinary public health, and the shift towards reducing health inequalities

" the role of health workers, local authority workers, the voluntary sector, individuals, and families in public health practice

" participatory and community approaches to promoting public health

" the ethical dilemmas associated with working at community and local levels.

Each section of the book concludes with a case study, which pulls together the key themes and issues raised in earlier chapters, and links theoretical, policy and practical perspectives. Policy and Practice in Promoting Public Health will be a core resource for those studying public health and health promotion across a wide range of health and social care disciplines and for professionals and training organisations involved in promoting public health.

Stephen Handsley
Cathy Lloyd
Sarah Earle
Promoting Public Health in a Global Context
Jenny Douglas and Linda Jones
The Development of Healthy Public Policy
Revised by Kythé Beaumont, Jenny Douglas and Tom Heller from an original chapter by Linda Jones (2002)
Making and Changing Healthy Public Policy
Mark Dooris and David Hunter
Organisations and Settings for Public Health
John Kenneth Davies and Pam Foley
Partnerships and Alliances for Health
Tom Heller, Kythe Beaumont, Sarah Earle, and Jenny Douglas, incorporating original material from Linda Jones (2002)
Addressing Poverty and Health
Stephen Handsley
Stephen Handsley
The Potential for Promoting Public Health at a Local Level: Community Strategies and Health Improvement
Stephen Handsley
Community Involvement and Civic Engagement in Multi-Disciplinary Public Health
Angela Scriven
Developing Local Alliance Partnerships through Community Collaboration and Participation
Stephen Handsley
Working With Communities to Promote Public Health
Stephen Handsley and Anita Noguera
Gauging the Effectiveness of Community-Based Public Health Projects
Stephen Handsley
Promoting Mental Health and Social Inclusion

An easily read, well structured informed publication giving the reader a clear overview of the place value of Policy making when considering the Promotion of Public Health

Ms Clair Rees
Health, Social and Childcare, Neath Port Talbot College
September 13, 2016

Easy to understand according to the students.
Related to the module assignment

Mr Taofik Olajobi
Nursing , University of West London
August 25, 2016

This book helps students to contextualise contemporary public health promotiin from wider policy and strategic drivers. Useful for practitioners from a diversiy of healthcare professions.

Mrs Sandra Faircloth
Health , Northumbria University
May 12, 2015

This has been a good book exploring policies in public health - the book provides an essential overview of the political agenda associated with public health, and it is written in a clear and easy to read format - I would highly recommend this book to practitioners in the field of public health

Iwan Dowie
Nursing and Midwifery (Glyntaf), Glamorgan University
December 2, 2013

A valuable text for those who are newly introduced to the concepts around health promotion but also to those with more experience.

Mrs Tracey Wornast
Education , Canterbury Christ Church University
October 13, 2010

A book that I would recommend to undergraduate and post graduate students involved in public heath practice. It complements a range of other public health books with the advantage that it takes a skills perspective.

Mrs Pauline Lilley
Community Health , Coventry University
February 16, 2010

This is a very good book -but not suitable for being the main text.

Dr Louise Curth
Health , Winchester University
November 16, 2009

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