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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.

Community as a Setting for Health Promotion
Community as a setting for health promotion
MarieBoutilierShelleyCleverlyRonaldLabonte

Community is a more problematic setting than others considered in this text. Whereas family, workplace, school, institution, and even the state have reasonably fixed boundaries, no such precision is possible with community. In social theory, the term is sometimes invoked to describe anything that falls ...

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