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 II Healthy Settings

Introduction to Part II Healthy Settings

Introduction to part II healthy settings
MargaretHodgins and AngelaScriven

The fundamental value that underpins healthy settings relates to the recognition that the physical and social milieu in which population groups live, work and play is both a major determinant of health and the context in which health should be promoted. The chapters in this part of the book draw on this values base and offer a range of critical perspectives on specific settings. What is highlighted is the many and divers factors that influence the ability of health promoters to achieve health gain, providing a critical overview of the array of activities that are delivered in each setting and proffering a detailed assessment of the nature of settings as diverse as schools ...

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