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 I Principles and Practice in a Settings Approach

Introduction to Part I Principles and Practice in a Settings Approach

Introduction to part I principles and practice in a settings approach

This first part of the book critically examines a range of theoretical issues and ideas that are central to informing the promotion of health using a settings approach and, as such, creates the context for what follows in the remaining two parts. It is evident from the chapters that make up this part and elsewhere (see Whitelaw et al., cited in Chapter 1) that the settings approach has emerged from a rejection of individualistic approaches to health promotion. In addition to the fundamental values and principles that underpin health promotion, those working in settings draw on a number of disciplinary perspectives, such as organizational sociology. ...

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