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Policy and Strategy for Improving Health and Wellbeing

Policy and Strategy for Improving Health and Wellbeing

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June 2011 | 288 pages | Learning Matters
As health policy at a national level has ever increasing impact on local health services, it is essential that public health students understand how the development and implementation of policy and strategy provide the framework for improving quality, innovation, productivity and prevention in the delivery of healthcare.

The book is divided into two sections, with section one covering a strategic overview of national policies, and section two giving specific local implementation of policy examples to support section one. Case studies and examples will help the reader to understand the policy and strategy and to apply them to their local setting.

Policy: What Is It? How Is It Made?
Political and Ideological Context of Policy
Strategic Context of Policy: A Look at UK Policy for the Four Nations
Communicating and Implementing Policy and Strategy to Improve Health and Well-Being
Developing a Strategy for Implementation of Policy
Tackling Health and Social Inequalities
Social Determinants of Health - Housing: A UK Perspective
Social Determinants of Health - Child Poverty: A Northern Ireland Perspective
Development and Implementation of Policy - Children and Young People: A Welsh Perspective
Communities and Health: A Scottish Perspective
Lifestyle Factors - Nutrition: An English Perspective
Lifestyle Factors - Substance Use and Misuse: A UK Perspective

An informative book which explores contemporary policies and strategies within the UK. An array of social determinants such as poverty, housing and substance misuse are considered which are very relevant in current society.

Miss Parvonay Amirkhani
School of Social Sciences, Blackpool and the Fylde College
April 7, 2017

Excellent text summarising the key concepts for learners who are new to this topic

Dr Sundari Joseph
School Of Nursing And Midwifery, Robert Gordon University
August 12, 2015

Health improvement is the cornerstone of public health practice and this books gives insight to this important aspect.

Mrs Janet Gargiulo
Health and Social Care, Glyndwr University
December 12, 2013

Ideal book to introduce students to the importance of being politically aware in health care due to impact it has on the what we do.

Mrs Jillian Taylor
School of Health in Social Science, Edinburgh University
November 21, 2013

The case studies and activities help to contextualize the chapter content. This is particularly important for 1st year students on a topic that can be perceived as quite dry.

Mr Scott Macpherson
The School of Nursing & Midwifery, Robert Gordon University
October 23, 2013

I have used the book to prepare teaching sessions and it was added to the Students reading list

Mrs Nicola Lilley
Community Health , Derby University
March 13, 2013

Health students love this book. its gives an excellent insight in to policy. Furthermore its an approachable read.

Ms Gerri Capper
Access to Higher Education, Warrington Collegiate Institute
February 20, 2013

An excellent resource that covers a range of examinations of health and wellbeing policy across the four home nations of the UK.
The breadth of information includes an extensive exploration of how policy and strategy is created and how health and wellbeing is expressed through it.
A good book that introduces policy and strategy and compares and contrasts across England, Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland.

youth work, YMCA Wales Community College
November 21, 2012

Excellent rfercnes book

Ms Tina Duffy
Health and Social Care, North West Institute
June 11, 2012

Included on reading list

Mrs Frances Wilson
Nursing, Chester University
May 17, 2012

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ISBN: 9780857250070