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Health Promotion

Health Promotion

Global Principles and Practice

By R Dixey, Leeds Beckett University, UK

November 2012 / Paperback / 240 Pages / 9781845939724 £37.50 / €50.00 / $72.50
With 10% online discount: £33.75 / €45.00 / $65.25
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Main Description

Health promotion is a key mechanism in tackling the foremost health challenges faced by developing and developed nations. Covering key concepts, theory and practical aspects, this textbook focuses on the themes central to contemporary health promotion practice on a global scale. Social determinants, equality and equity, policy and health, working in partnerships, sustainability, evaluation and evidence-based practice are detailed, and the critical application of health promotion to practice is outlined throughout the book. With contributions from the Centre for Health Promotion Research team at Leeds Metropolitan University, the author shows how ideas drawn from social science can aid health promotion theory and practice in complex, real-life situations, drawing upon international settings and teaching experience in the global North and South, finishing with a summary of the future directions of professional health promotion practice. Placing a strong emphasis on a global context, this book provides an accessible and engaging resource for postgraduate students of health promotion, public health nursing and related subjects, health practitioners and NGOs.

  • a: Introduction
  • 1: The Foundations of Health Promotion
  • 2: Healthy Communities
  • 3: Healthy Public Policy
  • 4: Communicating Health
  • 5: Practising Health Promotion
  • 6: Towards the Future of Health Promotion

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Dixey is Professor of Health Promotion at Leeds Metropolitan University. She has a lifelong interest in the politics of health, and in Africa, having lived or worked in a number of African countries. She has a background in development and education. More recently she has worked on childhood obesity and currently has an interest in health in prisons. She is also involved in developing the public health workforce internationally. Until 2011 she led the Health Promotion group at Leeds Met but is now concentrating more on writing, and developing the Institute of Health and Wellbeing at Leeds Met. She has a long experience in teaching at postgraduate level and in supervising PhD students.