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.

Public Health and the Schools Community

Public health and the schools community


The school has been identified as a key ‘setting’ for the health and education of children and young people (DH, 2005d). Healthy settings are defined as ‘the place or social context in which people engage in daily activities in which environmental, organizational, and personal factors interact to affect health and wellbeing’ (WHO, 1998).

The National Healthy School Programme (NHSP) is a national standards framework (DfES, 1999), (predecessor to Department for Children, Schools and Families: DCSF) guiding the work of local partnerships between Primary Care Trusts (PCTs) and local education authorities (LEAs) in promoting a whole school approach to addressing specific health themes within schools. The programme is jointly sponsored by the Department of Health and ...

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