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3rd Edition

Health Promotion
Principles and practice in the Australian context

ISBN 9781741750171
Published November 1, 2006 by Routledge
400 Pages

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Book Description

'An excellent introduction to the theory and practice of health promotion in a developed country such as Australia'

From the foreword by Professor Brian Oldenburg

This widely used text offers a comprehensive overview of the field of health promotion. Drawing on current Australian and international research, the authors provide a detailed review of health promotion principles. They demonstrate how these principles fit into the broader public health context, and how they can be integrated into practice in a range of settings, including the workplace, schools, rural communities, Indigenous communities and health care organisations.

The authors also include a step-by-step guide to program management from planning to evaluation.

This third edition includes new material on the use of evidence in health promotion practice, and on the increasing importance of an ecological perspective. The text has been fully revised with new data and case studies, and planning models have been updated to reflect current practice.

Health Promotion is an essential text for students and a valuable resource for health professionals.

Table of Contents




Part I Background

Chapter 1 A Social History of Public Health

Chapter 2 Ecological Public Health and Health Promotion

Chapter 3 National Strategies for Promoting Health in Australia

Part II Planning and Managing Health Promotion Programs

Chapter 4 Program Planning and Evaluation

Chapter 5 Managing Health Promotion Programs

Part III Setting and Communities for Health Promotion

Chapter 6 School Health Promotion

Chapter 7 Community Health Promotion

Chapter 8 Promoting Health in Indigenous Communities

Chapter 9 Workplace Health Promotion

Chapter 10 Health Promotion in Health Care Settings

Chapter 11 Promoting Health in Rural and Remote Communities


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Mary Louise Fleming is Associate Professor and Head, School of Public Health at Queensland University of Technology. She has worked with government and non-government organisations, including Queensland Health, the National Heart Foundation, the Queensland Cancer Fund and the Commonwealth Health Department. She is a member of the Queensland Health Promotion Council.

Elizabeth Parker is Acting Assistant Dean (Teaching and Learning) in the Faculty of Health at Queensland University of Technology. She has worked as a senior manager in the Toronto Department of Public Health, and acted as a consultant for the Canadian Public Health Association and Queensland Health.