This book is the first full-length in-depth treatment of settings as a focal point for planning, organizing and implementing health promotion. The concept of ‘setting’ is fundamental to theory and practice in health promotion. Internationally renowned authors describe the state-of-the-art in the theory and practice of health promotion in settings such as the home, school, workplace, community, and state and offer insightful commentaries on each other’s work.

Homes and Families as Health Promotion Settings

Homes and families as health promotion settings

The Ottawa Charter for Health Promotion (World Health Organization [WHO], 1986) defines health promotion as “the process of enabling people to increase control over and improve their health” (p. iii). In this perspective, health promotion programs are generally conceived of as a series of activities planned over a ...

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