- Subject index
`A very interesting melange of descriptive material - in the form of case studies - and more analytical and conceptual pieces covering the broad span of the health and well-being agenda' - Health Matters Promoting Health provides an up-to-date and accessible introduction to current health promotion and public health developments in the UK. The text provides both an outline of health promotion theory and draws on the experience of practitioners to demonstrate health promotion practice and provide students, policymakers and practitioners with practical and theoretical inspiration. Promoting Health: - shows clearly the links between health promotion theory and practice, by featuring a range of practical case studies - includes short papers on key issues within health promotion - provides a British focus on health promotion ...
Chapter 3: Community Development
This chapter provides a theoretical and historical overview of community development (CD) and health, and explores its relationship with practice in public health and health promotion. It highlights the struggles to increase social capital, strengthen public participation and bring about increased opportunities for health improvement, especially by those most marginalized, and identifies underlying issues in theory and evaluation, before going on to look at the future of CD as a tool for health. The purpose is to share practice and deepen understanding and acceptance of CD as central to improving health.
Definitions and Developments
Since the 1970s, the changing fortunes of CD in health promotion have tended to vary along with the tensions between theory and practice. Since CD is a political activity based ...