Foundations for Health Promotion - 5th Edition - ISBN: 9780702085062

Foundations for Health Promotion

5th Edition

Author: Jane Wills
Paperback ISBN: 9780702085062
Imprint: Elsevier
Published Date: 1st May 2022
Page Count: 352

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Table of Contents

Part 1: The theory of health promotion

  • Concepts of health
  • Influences on health
  • Measuring health
  • Defining health promotion
  • Models and approaches to health promotion
  • Ethical issues in health
  • The politics of health promotion

Part 2: Strategies and methods

  • Reorienting health services
  • Developing personal skills
  • Strengthening community action
  • Developing healthy public policy
  • Using media in health promotion
  • Health promotion and infection control

Part 3: Settings for health promotion

  • Health promotion in schools
  • Health promotion in universities
  • Health promotion in the workplace
  • Health promotion in neighbourhoods
  • Health promotion in health services
  • Health promotion in prisons

Part 4: Implementing health promotion

  • Assessing health needs
  • Planning health promotion interventions
  • Evaluation in health promotion
  • The importance of being research and evidence informed


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About the Author

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