Community Public Health in Policy and Practice

Community Public Health in Policy and Practice

A Sourcebook

3rd Edition - August 17, 2020

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  • Editors: Sarah Cowley, Karen Whittaker
  • Paperback ISBN: 9780702079443

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Designed for public health nurses and health visitors at every stage of their career from students to experienced practitioners Community Public Health in Policy and Practice: A Source Book provides an overview of theoretical constructs and principles for community public health practice, including underpinning research. Written by leading experts the book is designed to support innovation and practice development, including dealing with major policy changes and changes to theory and the evidence base. For this edition the text has been completely reorganised and updated including eight brand new chapters. New chapters include current information and research about contemporary topics such as digital health, economics and implementation science. Updated chapters focus upon relevant knowledge required for current practice, including both seminal theories and research, along with new international frameworks. Brief introduction to the long-lasting impacts of Covid-19, as the pandemic unfolds.

Table of Contents

  • Cover image
  • Title page
  • Table of Contents
  • Copyright
  • Foreword
  • Preface to second edition
  • List of Contributors
  • Acknowledgements
  • Preface to third edition
  • Section 1: Getting the systems right: human ecology
  • Chapter 1. Basics of community public health practice: theory and application
  • Introduction
  • Public health
  • Health inequalities
  • Proportionate universalism
  • Ecological outlook
  • Salutogenesis
  • Person centredness and human valuing
  • Conclusion
  • Discussion Questions
  • References
  • Resources
  • Chapter 2. Public health practice within communities
  • Introduction
  • Working with communities: history and background
  • The current UK public health context
  • Local levers and mechanisms for public health delivery in communities
  • Defining a ‘community’ in public health
  • Models and approaches for community-centred public health practice
  • Discussion Questions
  • References
  • Further reading and resources
  • Chapter 3. Complex place-based interventions for health
  • Introduction
  • ‘Wicked issues’ in contemporary UK society
  • Complexity
  • Place-based interventions in practice
  • Theories of change and logic models for place-based interventions
  • Finding my place within place-based approaches
  • Critique and summary
  • Discussion Questions
  • References
  • Further reading and resources
  • Chapter 4. Planning public health strategies
  • Introduction
  • What are public health strategies?
  • The policy context of public health planning
  • Public health planning case studies
  • Case Study 4.1: Public health planning for asylum seekers
  • Case Study 4.2: Public health planning for Gypsies, Roma and Travellers
  • Applying public health planning to your own practice
  • Conclusion
  • Discussion Questions
  • Acknowledgements
  • References
  • Resources
  • Chapter 5. Leadership development for public health practice
  • Introduction
  • Underpinning leadership theories in nursing and health
  • Transformational leadership
  • Collective leadership
  • Leadership in public health nursing policy
  • Leadership development model
  • Conclusions
  • Discussion Questions
  • Acknowledgement
  • References
  • Further reading
  • Resources
  • Section 2: Working to create health: salutogenesis
  • Chapter 6. Health needs assessment
  • Health needs
  • Health and social care
  • Need and needs assessment
  • Needs assessments
  • Ideals
  • Assessing community health needs
  • Need for prevention
  • Conclusion
  • Discussion Questions
  • References
  • Recommended reading and resources
  • Chapter 7. Relationships and partnership working for public health
  • Introduction
  • Partnership with individuals and families
  • Unpacking the Family Partnership Model
  • Parent–Health Visitor Relationships
  • Conclusions
  • Discussion Questions
  • Acknowledgements
  • References
  • Resources and further reading
  • Chapter 8. Public health and the life course: supporting parents and families
  • Introduction
  • Early life and public health
  • Life-course evidence
  • Poverty and families
  • Policy initiatives promoting family and parenting support
  • The meaning of family support
  • The availability of parenting and family support
  • Service delivery
  • Conclusions and implications for practice
  • Discussion Questions
  • References
  • Further Reading
  • Chapter 9. Public health practice in a digital world
  • Introduction to the use of apps and social media within the context of public health
  • Apps, social media and ‘digital technology’
  • Advising and signposting clients to information and advice: issues to consider
  • Safeguarding: an issue when using apps and social media
  • Case studies
  • Conclusions
  • Discussion Questions
  • References
  • Suggested reading and resources
  • Chapter 10. Health programme decision making and implementation science
  • Introduction
  • Health programme decision-making strategies
  • Frameworks and tools to assist in selection of evidence-based programs
  • Translating programmes for implementation
  • Implementation strategies
  • Conclusion
  • Discussion Questions
  • References
  • Further reading and resources
  • Chapter 11. The economics of prevention in the early years
  • Introduction
  • Inequalities emerge early
  • How economists think about child development
  • Impacts of early interventions
  • Costs and benefits of early interventions
  • Conclusion
  • Discussion Questions
  • References
  • Further Reading
  • Section 3: Working with individuals and families: human valuing
  • Chapter 12. Breastfeeding for a healthy start
  • Introduction
  • The First 1000 Critical Days
  • The incidence and prevalence of breastfeeding in the UK
  • The public health benefits of breastfeeding
  • The Becoming Breastfeeding Friendly Project
  • Why don’t more women breastfeed in the UK?
  • The ‘Competition’
  • What can health visitors do to support, promote and protect breastfeeding?
  • Discussion Questions
  • References
  • Resources and further reading
  • Chapter 13. Safeguarding children: a public health imperative
  • Introduction
  • Safeguarding Children and Public Health
  • Adverse Childhood Experiences
  • Importance of early intervention and resilience work
  • Safeguarding children: policy
  • Impact on public health: statistics
  • Safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children
  • Working in partnership for population safeguarding
  • Conclusion
  • Discussion Questions
  • References
  • Resources
  • Chapter 14. Immunisation: ethics, effectiveness, organisation
  • Introduction
  • UK childhood immunisation programme
  • Unique nature of immunisation
  • Determinants of vaccine uptake
  • Vaccine controversies
  • Conclusion
  • Discussion Questions
  • References
  • Further Reading
  • Chapter 15. Leadership through alongsideness
  • Introduction
  • Ruth’s story: practice development
  • Robyn’s story: from public health action to practical alongsideness
  • Integrating our insights: leadership by alongsideness
  • Conclusion
  • Discussion questions
  • Acknowledgements
  • References
  • Further Reading
  • Index
  • Postscript: The Covid-19 Pandemic unfolding as this book went to press
  • Covid-19
  • Impact of health protection measures

Product details

  • No. of pages: 368
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Elsevier 2020
  • Published: August 17, 2020
  • Imprint: Elsevier
  • Paperback ISBN: 9780702079443

About the Editors

Sarah Cowley

Affiliations and Expertise

Emeritus Professor of Community Practice Development, Florence Nightingale Faculty of Nursing and Midwifery, King's College, London, UK

Karen Whittaker

Affiliations and Expertise

Reader in Child and Family , SEaRCH research group, School of Nursing, University of Central Lancashire, Preston, UK

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