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.

Healthy Neighbourhoods and Communities: Policy and Practice

Healthy neighbourhoods and communities: Policy and practice
SusanBiddle and MartinSeymour


  • To develop an understanding of place, neighbourhoods and communities as settings for health improvement and recognize the complexity of this approach and the challenges and opportunities that it presents
  • To understand the role that local government in England has and how partners across the statutory and community sectors work together to act on the social determinants of health
  • To recognize the influence national policy and local strategic decision making has on place-based settings approaches within the context of the government policy
  • To be able to navigate the route from policy into practice and see examples of approaches to improving health through neighbourhood and community settings approaches

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