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.

The Healthy Universities Approach: Adding Value to the Higher Education Sector

The healthy universities approach: Adding value to the higher education sector
MarkDooris, SharonDoherty, JennieCawood and SuePowell


  • To provide a background and context to Healthy Universities
  • To outline the history and development of the Healthy Universities approach
  • To discuss how healthy settings theory has been applied to higher education and influenced practice
  • To explore challenges and opportunities for progressing Healthy Universities

The crucial importance of shifting the focus and resources from treating sickness to improving health has been highlighted consistently over recent years in both national and international health policies (Department of Health, 2004, 2008, 2009; HM Government, 2010; Wanless, 2002, 2004; WHO, 1998). Within this policy context, there has been growing appreciation of the need for effective multidisciplinary and multisectoral ...

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