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.
Chapter 12: Healthy Workplaces: Balancing Employee Health and Economic Expediency
Healthy Workplaces: Balancing Employee Health and Economic Expediency
- To explore the context within which healthy workplaces contribute to improving the health of populations from national to local level
- To explore the role of the Healthy Workplace concept in promoting employee health and strengthening economic potential of enterprises and national economies
- To examine the World Health Organization perspective on the concept of the Healthy Workplace
- To discuss the role of partnership approaches in developing Healthy Workplace initiatives
The Context for Healthy Workplaces
In describing the context for healthy workplaces it is important that we first acknowledge that the health and wellbeing of the global community is inextricably linked with the health of the global workforce which, according to the International Labour Organization (ILO), represents ...