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This book is the first full-length in-depth treatment of settings as a focal point for planning, organizing and implementing health promotion. The concept of ‘setting’ is fundamental to theory and practice in health promotion. Internationally renowned authors describe the state-of-the-art in the theory and practice of health promotion in settings such as the home, school, workplace, community, and state and offer insightful commentaries on each other’s work.

The School as a Setting for Health Promotion
The school as a setting for health promotion
Guy S.ParcelSteven H.KelderKarenBasen-Engquist

School-aged youths are frequently considered to be among the healthiest of all Americans, with nearly the lowest mortality rate of all age groups (Coiro, Zill, & Bloom, 1994). Their morbidity rates for chronic medical and psychiatric disorders are low compared with the adult population (Gans, 1990). A closer ...

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