Developing Practice for Public Health and Health Promotion

3rd Edition


  • Jennie Naidoo
  • Jane Wills
    • Electronic ISBN 9780702044359

    Key Features

    • Fully updated to reflect the many changes in health promotion theory, practice and policy
    • New chapter on empowerment as a key health promotion strategy
    • Case studies, activities and discussion points encourage interaction and reflection, and stimulate learning
    • Unique, user-friendly approach makes learning easy
    • Examines the forces that drive practice
    • Focuses on the core strategies of:
      • Tackling health inequalities
      • User and public participation and involvement
      • Working in partnerships
      • Empowerment.

    • Identifies current public health priorities and how to address these in practice.

    Table of Contents


    Checklist for public health and health promotion practice

    Part 1: Drivers of Public Health and Health Promotion Practice

    1. Theory into practice

    2. Research for public health and health promotion

    3. Evidence-based practice

    4. The policy context

    Part 2: Strategies for Public Health and Health Promotion Practice

    5. Tackling health inequalities

    6. Participation and involvement

    7. Partnership working

    8. Empowerment

    Part 3: Priorities for Public Health and Health Promotion

    9. Social determinants of health

    10. The major causes of ill health

    11. Lifestyles and behaviours

    12. Population groups



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    Bailièrre Tindall
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    About the editors

    Jennie Naidoo

    Dr Jennie Naidoo BSc, MSc, PGDip, PGCE is Principal Lecturer, Health Promotion and Public Health, University of the West of England, Bristol, UK

    Jane Wills

    Professor Jane Wills BA, MA, MSc, PGCE is Professor of Health Promotion, London South Bank University, London, UK