1st Edition

Health Promotion The Basics

By Nova Corcoran Copyright 2024
    250 Pages 51 B/W Illustrations
    by Routledge

    250 Pages 51 B/W Illustrations
    by Routledge

    Health Promotion: The Basics introduces not only the fundamental theories and key concepts within this important area of health and social care, but translates these into practice for anyone working in the field.

    The chapters are structured around the WHO’s Ottawa Charter (1986) which underpins the discipline, and cover a comprehensive range of topics. From developing personal skills to understanding government policy, the book looks at health promotion on both an individual and a societal level. It spotlights key topic areas from behaviour change to climate change, as well as exploring how where we live impacts our health, and features practical examples for integrating health promotion into existing service provision and through community action.

    Including case studies throughout, and further reading for those wishing to explore specific topics, this is the perfect introduction to what health promotion means and how it can improve everyday lives.

     Welcome to Health Promotion: The Basics

    1. The field of Health Promotion

    2. Developing Personal Skills

    3. Strengthening Community Action

    4. Creating Supportive Environments

    5. Reorientating Health Services

    6. Building Health Public Policy

    Last words, first actions 


    Nova Corcoran, PhD, is Senior Lecturer and Course Leader of the MSc Public Health at the University of South Wales, UK.