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.

Introduction to Part III Workplaces as a Setting for Health Promotion

Introduction to part III workplaces as a setting for health promotion

There are principally two reasons why the workplace has been identified as a priority setting for health promotion. Firstly, it offers an opportunity to support the promotion of health in a large audience and secondly, being employed and having good working conditions are now recognized as significant determinants of health at both individual and population levels.

At the level of the population, a healthy workforce contributes to the maximization of the production of goods and services and reduces the costs of work-related morbidity and mortality. At an individual level, work has the potential to promote health and wellbeing. Primarily, it provides income that enables people to ...

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