Key Concepts in Public Health identifies fifty key concepts used across the discipline of public health in order to give the reader a broad perspective of the core topics relevant to training and practice. From epidemiology to health promotion, and ethics to leadership, the book offers an exciting guide to the multiprofessional field. Each entry features a snapshot definition of the concept, a broader discussion addressing the main issues and links to practice, key points relevant to the entry, case studies to illustrate the application to practice, and examples of further reading.

Local Strategies for Public Health Implementation

Local strategies for public health implementation


There has been an increasing emphasis on ‘engaging with communities’, ‘collaboration’, ‘partnership’ and ‘joint working’ of late. This is particularly prevalent in the arena of public health (Earle, 2007), and has increased significantly with the formation and implementation of the policies of the New Labour government. The reason for this, it is suggested, is to enhance the effectiveness of the impact of the policies. One of the aims of these policies is to reduce social and fiscal inequalities, and ultimately to alleviate the effects of poverty on health by fostering social inclusion and engendering a sense of community (Centre for Urban and Community Research, 2005). The suggested ‘tools’ or ‘ways of working’ are evident ...

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