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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.
Chapter 8: The State as a Setting
The State as a Setting
Governments, like people, make decisions that have unforeseen effects. We present in this chapter a paradoxical example of this phenomenon: Past efforts by government to improve health have created constraints to undertaking a new approach to improve health. This new approach, which we call “population health” ...