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.

Promoting Health and Wellbeing at the Royal Mail Group, UK

Promoting health and wellbeing at the royal mail group, UK
StevenBoorman

Aims

  • To provide an example in practice of a comprehensive approach to workplace health promotion in a large, multisite organization
  • To illustrate how contextual factors can act as a trigger for a cultural change that embraces health and wellbeing
  • To demonstrate how workplace health can be part of a corporate strategy
  • To provide examples of innovative approaches to workplace health promotion

Royal Mail is one of the largest UK businesses, and the largest UK employer of men. Although its workforce has downsized considerably from nearly 250,000 at the turn of the century, it remains a large multisite organization with approximately 173,000 employees. The profile of the workforce makes traditional health promotion ...

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