Priorities for Health Promotion and Public Health
Explaining the Evidence for Disease Prevention and Health Promotion
- Available for pre-order. Item will ship after March 24, 2021
Priorities for Health Promotion and Public Health brings together the evidence behind the UK’s public health priorities into one comprehensible textbook.
Taking one theme per chapter, the book examines the social and environmental influences that shape people’s health; health inequalities; poverty and health; mental, emotional and spiritual health; sexual health; physical inactivity; diet; tobacco; alcohol; drugs; weight; cardiovascular disease; cancer; diabetes and dementia. The book takes a holistic approach, combining scientific and epidemiological evidence with the subjective experiences of those who experience these health journeys. Each chapter explains the causes of poor health, the evidence behind the recommendations for good health and ends by demonstrating the health benefits of positive action. This is a core text for those studying health promotion or public health, and a supplementary text for students of healthcare and social care. The book focusses on adults’ health in the UK, with examples from the four nations, and provides some contextual international information where relevant.
Priorities for Health Promotion and Public Health is an ideal companion for busy practitioners who work across the wider sectors that support people’s health and wellbeing. It is also a core textbook for students new to health promotion and public health.
Table of Contents
Part I- Social and environmental determinants of health
Chapter 1- Social Context of Health and Illness
Chapter 2- Environment and Health
Tristi Brownette and Joanne Cairns
Chapter 3- Inequalities in health
Sally Robinson, Athene Lane-Martin and Elisabetta Corvo
Chapter 4- Poverty and health
Elisabetta Corvo and Sally Robinson
Chapter 5- Mental, emotional and spiritual health
Athene Lane-Martin and Sally Robinson
Part II- Health-related behaviours
Chapter 6- Sexual health
Rajeeb Kumar Sar and Sally Robinson
Chapter 7- Physical inactivity and health
Chapter 8- Diet and health
Chapter 9- Tobacco and health
Chapter 10- Alcohol and health
Chapter 11- Drugs and health
Chapter 12- Weight and health
Part III- Non-communicable diseases
Chapter 13- Cardiovascular disease
Chapter 14- Cancer
Chapter 15- Diabetes
Chapter 16- Dementia
Pat Chung and Trish (Patricia) Vella-Burrows
Dr Sally Robinson led the Public Health team at Canterbury Christ Church University from 2003 to 2018. For over 30 years, she has developed, led and taught a wide range of courses for undergraduates, postgraduates and professionals working in public health, healthcare and education.