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 Cities: Comprehensive Solutions to Urban Health Improvement

Healthy cities: Comprehensive solutions to urban health improvement
SallyFawkes, ColinFudge and KatrinEngelhardt


  • To outline the challenges of increasing urbanization
  • To review the origins, development and structures of the WHO European Healthy Cities Project and the scope of the Healthy Cities movement
  • To describe healthy cities' work in relation to a key issue: health inequalities
  • To discuss the implications of the urban age and other social movements on future developments of the Healthy Cities approach

By mid-2009, the number of people living in urban areas (3.42 billion) had surpassed the number living in rural areas (3.41 billion) (UN Population Division, 2010a). By 2050, the percentage of the world's population living in cities is expected to rise from the current figure of 50.5% to about ...

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