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2nd Edition

The Essential Guide to Public Health and Health Promotion

  • Available for pre-order on June 20, 2023. Item will ship after July 11, 2023
ISBN 9781032532936
July 11, 2023 Forthcoming by Routledge
208 Pages 12 B/W Illustrations

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Book Description

Designed to help readers develop the practical skills needed to become effective public health practitioners, this concise text gives a highly accessible overview of the theory and practice of public health and health promotion. The book covers a comprehensive range of key topics, beginning with a discussion of theoretical models and approaches to public health, before assessing important issues such as equality, health education and governmental policy. It also offers readers: - Information on health needs assessment, including how to research, plan and evaluate practice with individual clients or population groups. - Methods of helping people with motivation for behaviour change, building rapport, ongoing support, and signposting to services. - The role of communities in improving health and how to support local populations. In light of the Covid-19 pandemic, this 2nd edition has been updated with new material around vaccination and communicable disease and includes expanded coverage of mental health issues. There’s also a new ‘reflective thinking’ feature to encourage a more critical approach. The Essential Guide to Public Health and Health Promotion, 2nd edition is the ideal starting point for all those new to working or studying in the area, whatever their professional or academic background.

Table of Contents


Dr. Patricia Owen. President Institute of Health Promotion and Education (IHPE)

1 What is Health?

Susan R Thompson

2 The Main Killers

Susan R Thompson

3 Health Inequalities

Susan R Thompson

4 Approaches and Models Used to Promote Health

Susan R Thompson

5 Health Needs Assessment

Susan R Thompson

6 Health Education and Information

Susan R Thompson

7 Supporting People Through Behaviour Change

Susan R Thompson

Mo Lockwood

8 Programme Planning

Susan R Thompson

Jane Bethea

Oliver Wilkinson-Dale

9 Focus on Health Promotion in Diverse Ethnic Communities

Vanessa McFarlane

10 Focus on Psychological Therapies and Mental Health Promotion in Young People

Matthew Horrocks

11 Focus on a Strategy to Promote the Health of People with a Learning Disability

David Charnock

12 Focus on Health Promotion for Children and Young People

Katriona Cheng

13 Focus on Physical Activity Promotion

Michelle Turner

14 Future and Persistent Challenges in Public Health

Susan R Thompson

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Susan R. Thompson has worked in the field of public health and health promotion for over thirty years within nursing, health promotion services and academia. She holds a Masters in Public Health has been an academic since 2005.In addition to this publication has published a range of articles, delivered international conference presentations and workshops. She is a trustee and board member of the Institute of Health Promotion and Education, an international body which seeks to support health promoters in their work, contribute to and lobby for policy change in the field of health promotion and public health.