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Health promotion

John Hubley and Sylvia Tilford

in Public Health: An action guide to improving health

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
May 2010
ISBN:
9780199238934
eISBN:
9780191716621
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199238934.003.08
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health, Epidemiology

This chapter discusses the following topics: health promotion, components of health promotion interventions, the planning process for health promotion, the stages of developing and implementing ... More


Ethics and evidence in health promotion

David V McQueen

in Evidence-based Public Health: Effectiveness and efficiency

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2010
ISBN:
9780199563623
eISBN:
9780191722554
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199563623.003.03
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health, Epidemiology

This chapter seeks to make explicit the ethical dimensions underlying pursuit of an evidence-based approach in the field of health promotion. It focuses on five areas that are particularly critical ... More


Health promotion in pharmacy practice and primary care

Alison Blenkinsopp, Rhona Panton, and Claire Anderson

in Health Promotion for Pharmacists

Published in print:
1999
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780192630445
eISBN:
9780191723575
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780192630445.003.0005
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health, Epidemiology

Health promotion and disease prevention are now seen as a priority of the health service. The pharmacists' role must develop to reflect this shift in emphasis away from simply treating those who are ... More


Framing public policy in health promotion: ubiquitous, yet elusive

Carole Clavier and Evelyne de Leeuw

in Health Promotion and the Policy Process

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780199658039
eISBN:
9780191765780
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199658039.003.0001
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health, Epidemiology

The health promotion field has been emphasizing the importance of public policy to effectively addressing the macro-level determinants of health. However, translating this need into action has proven ... More


Conclusions: Integrating methods for practice

Margaret Thorogood and Yolande Coombes

in Evaluating Health Promotion: Practice and Methods

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780198528807
eISBN:
9780191723964
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198528807.003.0013
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health, Epidemiology

This chapter begins with a brief discussion of the origins of health promotion. It then presents a synthesis of discussions in the preceding chapters. It argues that as health promotion develops into ... More


What is health promotion?

Alison Blenkinsopp, Rhona Panton, and Claire Anderson

in Health Promotion for Pharmacists

Published in print:
1999
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780192630445
eISBN:
9780191723575
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780192630445.003.0001
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health, Epidemiology

This chapter reviews the history of the changing health of the population since the mid-19th century and addresses some of the key issues in health promotion today. It discusses the social, ... More


Concepts of Epidemiology: Integrating the ideas, theories, principles and methods of epidemiology

Raj Bhopal

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780199543144
eISBN:
9780191723995
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199543144.001.0001
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health, Epidemiology

Epidemiology is the science that underpins health and health care, and is concerned with the pattern, frequency, and causes of disease. This book describes and illustrates epidemiology and its ... More


The Gatehouse Project: a multi-level integrated approach to promoting well-being in schools

Lyndal Bond and Helen Butler

in Evidence-based Public Health: Effectiveness and efficiency

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2010
ISBN:
9780199563623
eISBN:
9780191722554
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199563623.003.016
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health, Epidemiology

The Gatehouse Project in Australia made a key contribution to the repositioning of emotional and behavioural wellbeing from a welfare and health education concern, to a whole school concern ... More


Sexual health interventions should be subject to experimental evaluation

Chris Bonell, Rebecca Bennett, and Ann Oakley

in Effective Sexual Health Interventions: Issues in Experimental Evaluation

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780198508496
eISBN:
9780191723797
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198508496.003.0001
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health, Epidemiology

This chapter argues that evaluating the effectiveness of sexual health promotion is necessary to promote the use of beneficial interventions, to prevent the deployment of harmful interventions, and ... More


Health Dissemination and Implementation within Schools

Rebekka Lee and Steven Gortmaker

in Dissemination and Implementation Research in Health: Translating Science to Practice

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199751877
eISBN:
9780199933242
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199751877.003.0020
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health, Epidemiology

This chapter reviews the school-based dissemination and implementation evidence base and discusses the specific challenges that schools face in their quest to promote health. The importance of ... More


Planning for health

Andrew Green

in An Introduction to Health Planning for Developing Health Systems

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780198571346
eISBN:
9780191724138
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198571346.003.0004
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health, Epidemiology

This chapter argues that in many countries the health services provided by agencies outside the State may be very significant. In addition, the role of agencies which may have an impact on health, ... More


Developing and Prioritizing Intervention Options

Ross C. Brownson, Elizabeth A. Baker, Terry L. Leet, Kathleen N. Gillespie, and William R. True

in Evidence-Based Public Health

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
January 2011
ISBN:
9780195397895
eISBN:
9780199827183
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195397895.003.0008
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health, Epidemiology

A central challenge for public health is to articulate and act upon a broad definition of public health—one that incorporates a multidisciplinary approach to the underlying causes of premature death ... More


Getting knowledge on ‘wicked problems’ in health promotion into action

David Hunter

in Health Promotion and the Policy Process

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780199658039
eISBN:
9780191765780
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199658039.003.0007
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health, Epidemiology

This chapter describes a collaborative research initiative bringing together academics and practitioners interested in how those engaged in policy and practice use, misuse or fail to use, knowledge ... More


Introduction

Yolande Coombes and Margaret Thorogood

in Evaluating Health Promotion: Practice and Methods

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780198528807
eISBN:
9780191723964
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198528807.003.0001
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health, Epidemiology

This introductory chapter begins with brief discussions of the purpose of the book followed by the definitions of health and health promotion. It then considers the evaluation of health promotion, ... More


Communicating Risk Across Publics and Between Organizations: The Case of Childhood Accidents

Moira Fischbacher-Smith

in Risk Communication and Public Health

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
February 2010
ISBN:
9780199562848
eISBN:
9780191722523
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199562848.003.15
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health, Epidemiology

This chapter begins by considering the nature of the public at whom health promotion is targeted, and illustrates the issues in relation to one particular area of risk: unintentional injuries. It ... More


Sexual health interventions are unsuitable for experimental evaluation

Susan Kippax

in Effective Sexual Health Interventions: Issues in Experimental Evaluation

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780198508496
eISBN:
9780191723797
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198508496.003.0002
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health, Epidemiology

This chapter argues that most, if not all, sexual health interventions are inherently unsuitable for experimental evaluation. While it is possible to design interventions that can be randomized, in ... More


Historical and policy approaches

Virginia Berridge

in Evaluating Health Promotion: Practice and Methods

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780198528807
eISBN:
9780191723964
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198528807.003.0002
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health, Epidemiology

This chapter develops a historical understanding of “health promotion” at three different levels. First, it looks at how the term “health promotion” fits into changing definitions of public health ... More


Coalition advocacy action and research for policy development

Éric Bretonm, Lucie Richard, France Gagnon, Marie Jacques, and Pierre Bergeron

in Health Promotion and the Policy Process

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780199658039
eISBN:
9780191765780
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199658039.003.0003
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health, Epidemiology

Coalitions of individual or institutional actors play a critical role in the process leading up to changes in policies. However the lack of proper conceptualization of their actions, and more broadly ... More


Evaluating according to purpose and resources: Strengthening the evidence base incrementally

Yolande Coombes

in Evaluating Health Promotion: Practice and Methods

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780198528807
eISBN:
9780191723964
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198528807.003.0003
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health, Epidemiology

This chapter focuses on the need to strengthen the evidence base for health promotion. It argues that this process can be done incrementally, from small-scale process evaluations through to larger ... More


Sexually Transmitted Infections among Gay and Bisexual Men

Ronald O. Valdiserri

in Unequal Opportunity: Health Disparities Affecting Gay and Bisexual Men in the United States

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780195301533
eISBN:
9780199863815
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195301533.003.0006
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health, Epidemiology

This chapter provides a overview of prevalent sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) among gay and bisexual men. Descriptive epidemiology is presented for bacterial (gonorrhea, syphilis, chlamydia), ... More


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