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Margaret Hodgins & Angela Scriven

In: Health Promotion Settings: Principles and Practice

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Introduction to Part II Healthy Settings
Introduction to part II healthy settings
MargaretHodgins and AngelaScriven

The fundamental value that underpins healthy settings relates to the recognition that the physical and social milieu in which population groups live, work and play is both a major determinant of health and the context in which health should be promoted. The chapters in this part of the book draw on this values base and offer a range of critical perspectives on specific settings. What is highlighted is the many and divers factors that influence the ability of health promoters to achieve health gain, providing a critical overview of the array of activities that are delivered in each setting and proffering a detailed assessment of the nature of settings as diverse as schools ...

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