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 13: Volkswagen: A Comprehensive Approach to Health Promotion in the Workplace
Volkswagen: A Comprehensive Approach to Health Promotion in the Workplace
The Volkswagen Group operates 60 production plants in 15 European countries and a further six countries in the Americas, Asia and Africa. Around the world, more than 370,000 employees produce almost 26,000 vehicles or are involved in vehicle-related services each working day. The challenges for corporate workplace health promotion are significant, and have been addressed in the development of a health management ...