1st Edition

Sustainable Health Promotion Practices and the Global Economy

Edited By Ben Y.F. Fong, Wang Chiu Copyright 2025
    172 Pages 3 B/W Illustrations
    by Routledge

    This book reviews the strategies for the development of sustainable health promotion practices, including the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), with case examples from the COVID-19 pandemic.

    Beginning with a historical survey of the global agenda of health promotion over the past decades, the book analyses the evolving standards, goals and strategies of health promotion, as well as the challenges encountered in implementing health promotion practices during the COVID-19 pandemic. Both social and environmental determinants of population health are examined here. Contributors have assessed socio-economic inequalities present in health promotion practices, as well as highlighted the need for balance between economic development and financial sustainability in health services and educational programming. A framework for improved lifelong population health for all is also suggested.

    This review of social, economic, environmental and ecological contexts in health promotion will be of interest to policymakers, academics and practitioners. In particular, scholars of health policy and health promotion, as well as public administration and development studies, will find this a useful volume.


    1. Health Promotion in the Community – revisited after COVID-19
    Billy S. H. Ho and Ben Y. F. Fong

    2. Social determinants in Human Health
    Nicole W. Y. Fung and Ben Y. F. Fong

    3. Health Promotion Practices and the Sustainable Global Economy
    Tiffany C. H. Leung and Kelly Jialin Xie

    4. Environmental and Ecological Determinants and Population Health
    Sherry Fung and Wang-Kin Chiu

    5. Education Initiatives for Health Promotion and Sustainable Development
    Wang-Kin Chiu

    6. Lifelong Health Promotion for All
    Ethel S. T. Sha and Ben Y. F. Fong


    Ben Y. F. Fong is Professor of Practice (Health Studies) and Director of the Centre for Ageing and Healthcare Management Research at The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Hong Kong, China.

    Wang-Kin Chiu is a senior lecturer at the College of Professional and Continuing Education of The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Hong Kong, China.