Health Promotion Settings combines the theoretical discourse of the settings approach, covering a wide range of fundamental principles, concepts and policy issues, with real life examples of settings, including workplaces, schools, neighborhood, cities and prisons. Frameworks and processes that are actively shaping health promotion in settings in the 21st Century are documented and the ideas and research covered will provide a vital set of indicators for those who promote health in settings. Combining theory with practical examples and case studies, the authors show how a settings approach can work in practice, drawing on a range of local, national and international initiatives and coordinated projects.

Health Promotion Settings provides a rich source of ideas and case examples which highlight the challenges for promoting health in a range of contexts. Special attention is given to the workplace as both a priority area for health promotion and a key determinant of health.

Written by a highly experienced team of health promotion and public health professionals, academics and researchers, this book is essential reading for both students and practitioners working towards the improvement of health using a settings approach.

How Effective Are Schools as a Setting for Health Promotion?

How effective are schools as a setting for health promotion?
ColinNoble and MarilynToft


  • To discuss a range of interpretations of the term healthy school and the implications for successfully realizing health promotion goals and school improvement
  • To discuss the possibilities for, and challenges associated with, achieving effective healthy schools practice
  • To explore evidence of impact and outcomes for healthy schools
  • To consider future possibilities and the potential of the school setting in the context of promoting health and improving schools

What Do We Mean by a Healthy School?

Promoting the health of children through schools has been an important global goal of the World Health Organization (WHO) for many years (Moon et al., 1999). In 1992 the European Network of Health Promoting ...

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