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.

Workplace Health Promotion in SMEs: An Example of Good Practice

Workplace Health Promotion in SMEs: An Example of Good Practice

Workplace health promotion in SMEs: An example of good practice
MargaretHodgins, JohnGriffiths and RobWhiting


  • To outline why small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) are a priority for workplace health promotion
  • To explore the particular context of SMEs as settings for workplace health promotion
  • To showcase an example of good practice in an SME, Williams Medical Supplies
  • To outline challenges for workplace health promotion in SMEs

Small and Medium-Sized Enterprises (SMEs)

SMEs make up a very significant proportion of the global economy and are identified as a priority area for action by the European Network of Workplace Health Promotion (ENWHP, 2007). However, their situation with respect to health and safety is less favourable than that of larger enterprises (EASHW, 2003) due at least in ...

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