Settings for Health Promotion: Linking Theory and Practice

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SAGE, 2000 - Health & Fitness - 373 pages
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This book is the first full-length in-depth treatment of settings as a focal point for planning, organizing and implementing health promotion. The concept of ‘setting’ is fundamental to theory and practice in health promotion. Internationally renowned authors describe the state-of-the-art in the theory and practice of health promotion in settings such as the home, school, workplace, community, and state and offer insightful commentaries on each other’s work.

 

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Contents

Homes and Families as Health Promotion Settings
44
The School as a Setting for Health Promotion
86
Promoting the Determinants of Good Health in the Workplace
138
The Health Care Institution as a Setting for Health Promotion
175
Health Promotion in Clinical Practice
217
Community as a Setting for Health Promotion
250
The State as a Setting
308
Reflections on Settings for Health Promotion
341
Index
352
About the Editors
363
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Dr Blake Poland is a professor in the Dalla Lana School of Public Health, current co-Director of the Environmental Health Justice in the City Research Network (www.EHJiC.ca) and former Director of the Collaborative Program in Community Development (2007-2008) and MHSc Program in Health Promotion (1999-2007). Trained in social/health geography (PhD McMaster 1994), Blake’s research has focussed on the settings approach to health promotion (see Settings for Health Promotion, Sage, 2000), the health of marginalized groups, the sociology of tobacco control, and community development as an arena of practice for health professionals (see www.hospitalcommunitycollaboration.ca). More recently his attention has turned to environmental health promotion and building community resilience for the transition to a post-carbon society, including work in the global Transition Town movement (see www.TransitionOakville.ca). Blake also teaches introductory qualitative health research methods (see ‘Teaching’, below). His research is inspired by the work of Paulo Freire, Pierre Bourdieu, complexity theory, arts-enabled and community-based participatory approaches. He has led or worked on projects employing visual methods (photovoice), participatory research, research-based theatre, interactive multimedia installations.

Lawrence W. Green served on the public health and medical faculties of UC Berkeley, Hopkins, Texas, British Columbia, and is currently at the University of California at San Francisco as Program Leader for the Social and Behavioral Sciences for the UCSF Comprehensive Cancer Center. He has been a Visiting Professor at Berkeley, Harvard, Emory, the University of Maryland at College Park, the University of Maastricht in the Netherlands, the Shanghai Medical University in China, Lansdowne Scholar at the University of Victoria in Canada, and Chancellor's Best Practices Scholar at the University of Newcastle in Australia. Dr. Green served the Carter Administration as the first Director of the Office of Health Information and Health Promotion, and the Clinton Administration as Acting Director of the Office of Smoking and Health at CDC. He retired in 2004 from CDC as Director of the Office of Science and Extramural Research. He received the highest awards of the American Public Health Association (Award of Excellence, the Mayhew Derryberry Award, and Distinguished Career Award), the American Academy of Health Behavior Research (first Research Laureate Medal), the International Union for Health Promotion and Education (the Doyen Jacques Perisot Medal), the American Association for Health Education (the Presidential Citation, the Scholar Award, and the Alliance Scholar), and the American School Health Association (Honorary Lifetime Fellow).

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