Foundations for Health Promotion

Foundations for Health Promotion

4th Edition - February 19, 2016

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  • Authors: Jane Wills, Jennie Naidoo
  • eBook ISBN: 9780702054440
  • Paperback ISBN: 9780702054426

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The new edition of the highly successful Foundations for Health Promotion continues to offer a wealth of information in a unique, user-friendly format. Containing over 300 artworks, tables and 'pull out' boxes, this helpful text covers the theory, strategies and methods, settings and implementation of health promotion. Applicable to a wide range of health and social care professionals and anyone engaged with education about health and wellbeing.

Key Features

  • Comprehensive updating and expansion to reflect recent research findings and major organizational and policy changes
  • Clear structure and signposting for ease of reading and study
  • Wide choice of examples and illustrative case studies reflect the needs of a variety of professional groups in health services, local and municipal services and education
  • Ineractive learning activities with indicative answers help readers consolidate their learning

Table of Contents


    1. Concepts of health

    2. Influences on health

    3. Measuring health

    4. Defining health promotion

    5. Models and approaches to health promotion

    6. Ethical issues in health

    7. The politics of health promotion


    8. Reorienting health services

    9. Developing personal skills

    10. Strengthening community action

    11. Developing healthy public policy

    12. Using media in health promotion


    13. Health promotion in schools

    14. Health promotion in the workplace

    15. Health promotion in neighbourhoods

    16. Health promotion in health services

    17. Health promotion in prisons


    18. Assessing health needs

    19. Planning health promotion interventions

    20. Evaluation in health promotion

Product details

  • No. of pages: 340
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Elsevier 2016
  • Published: February 19, 2016
  • Imprint: Elsevier
  • eBook ISBN: 9780702054440
  • Paperback ISBN: 9780702054426

About the Authors

Jane Wills

Jane Wills is Professor of Health Promotion in the School of Health and Social Care at South Bank University and is also Director of the Centre for Applied Research in Improvement and Innovation (CApRII). She has over 25 years of experience of teaching public health and health promotion. Her research focuses on health education and health literacy and behavioural interventions particularly in relation to obesity. She is a trained counsellor and also teaches motivational interviewing and counselling skills to health care professionals. She has also held numerous external examiner and independent assessor posts, maintaining the discipline of health promotion. Initially qualifying as a teacher, she has a strong interest in pedagogy and student development, regularly publishing with students.

Affiliations and Expertise

Professor of Health Promotion, London South Bank University, London, UK

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

Affiliations and Expertise

Principal Lecturer, Health Promotion and Public Health, University of the West of England, Bristol, UK

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