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1st Edition

Principles and Practice of Health Promotion and Public Health

Edited By

Sally Robinson

ISBN 9780367423445
Published December 30, 2022 by Routledge
438 Pages 91 B/W Illustrations

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Book Description

Principles and Practice of Health Promotion and Public Health brings together the disciplines and fields of study that inform the work of promoting health into one book and provides many examples of practice.

It starts with understanding ourselves and our health and continues with chapters on working in health promotion and public health; epidemiology; research methods and evidence-based practice; health psychology; communicating health; health education; health promotion; public health; health protection; arts and health; tackling tobacco, alcohol and drugs; tackling overweight; promoting health in workplaces and promoting health within the National Health Service. Together these communicate the core principles of how to prevent disease and promote health when working with individuals, communities and populations in any country across the world. The book focusses on adults’ health and includes international and UK examples. Principles and Practice of Health Promotion and Public Health complements Priorities for Health Promotion and Public Health, published in 2021. Both are core texts for those studying health promotion or public health and supplementary texts for students of healthcare and social care. They are ideal for public health practitioners and members of the wider public health workforce.

Table of Contents

Part I: Fundamentals of health promotion and public health practice

Chapter 1- Understanding ourselves and our health

Sally Robinson

Chapter 2- Working in health promotion and public health

Louise Holden, Em Rahman, Branwen Thomas and Sally Robinson

Part II: Disciplines and fields of study

Chapter 3- Epidemiology

Rajeeb Kumar Sah and Gail Sheppard

Chapter 4- Research methods and evidence-based practice

Elisabetta Corvo, Joanne Cairns and Sally Robinson

Chapter 5- Health psychology

Murray Allen

Chapter 6- Communicating health

Sally Robinson

Chapter 7- Health education

Sally Robinson

Chapter 8- Health promotion

Sally Robinson

Chapter 9- Public health

Rajeeb Kumar Sah, Devendra Raj Singh, Lalita Kumari Sah and Sally Robinson

Chapter 10- Health protection

Meradin Peachey

Chapter 11- Arts and health

Trish (Patricia) Vella-Burrows and Christina Davies

Part III: Tackling priorities for health promotion and public health

Chapter 12- Tackling tobacco, alcohol and drugs

Sally Robinson

Chapter 13- Tackling overweight

Sally Robinson

Part IV: Promoting health within settings

Chapter 14- Promoting health in workplaces

Sally Robinson

Chapter 15- Promoting health in the National Health Service

Sally Robinson

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Sally Robinson is a Visiting Reader in Health Promotion and Public Health at Canterbury Christ Church University.