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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


Key concepts and definitions

Mitch Blair, Sarah Stewart-Brown, Tony Waterston, and Rachel Crowther

in Child Public Health

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
May 2010
ISBN:
9780199547500
eISBN:
9780191720123
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199547500.003.005
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health

This chapter presents a number of concepts from the fields of public health and child health that are useful in the exploration of child public health. The chapter is divided into four broad themes: ... 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


Historical and policy approaches

Virginia Berridge

in Evaluating Health Promotion: Practice and Methods

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2010
ISBN:
9780199569298
eISBN:
9780191594427
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199569298.003.0002
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health

This chapter develops a historical understanding of health promotion at two different levels. First, it looks at how what we now term ‘health promotion’ fits into changing definitions of public ... 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


Health Protection, Health Promotion, and Disease Prevention at the Workplace

René Mendes and Elizabeth Costa Dias

in Global Occupational Health

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2011
ISBN:
9780195380002
eISBN:
9780199893881
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195380002.003.0018
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health

Health promotion seeks to improve the level of health in a population by preventing diseases, controlling hazards, improving fitness and well being and enhancing the capacity or workers to work and ... More


E-health promotion

John Powell

in Evaluating Health Promotion: Practice and Methods

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2010
ISBN:
9780199569298
eISBN:
9780191594427
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199569298.003.0011
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health

E-health is a term that encompasses the use of new information and communication technologies for improving health and health care. Sometimes the scope of e-health is restricted to web-based tools, ... More


Introduction

Yolande Coombes and Margaret Thorogood

in Evaluating Health Promotion: Practice and Methods

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2010
ISBN:
9780199569298
eISBN:
9780191594427
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199569298.003.0001
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health

This introductory chapter begins with brief descriptions of the 1st, 2nd and current edition of this book. An overview of the subsequent chapters is then presented covering the following themes: the ... More


The Logic and Practice of the Prevention of Mental Disorders

Tamar Mendelson, Elise T. Pas, Julie A. Leis, Catherine P. Bradshaw, George W. Rebok, and Wallace Mandell

in Public Mental Health

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780195390445
eISBN:
9780199950416
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195390445.003.0017
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health

The field of public health has a long, successful history of health promotion and disease prevention, including efforts relevant to mental health problems. Recent years have been marked by a dramatic ... 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


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


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

Yolande Coombes

in Evaluating Health Promotion: Practice and Methods

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2010
ISBN:
9780199569298
eISBN:
9780191594427
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199569298.003.0003
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health

This chapter assesses the appropriateness of measurement in terms of outcome and impact. It considers the level at which outcome measurement should take place and the methods that can be used to ... More


Conclusions: providing appropriate evidence and influencing policy

Margaret Thorogood and Yolande Coombes

in Evaluating Health Promotion: Practice and Methods

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2010
ISBN:
9780199569298
eISBN:
9780191594427
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199569298.003.0016
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health

The 21st century has seen health promotion come of age, no longer described as a fuzzy concept, and now with a coherent approach and a clear mandate. As health promotion has achieved maturity so the ... 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


Evaluating interventions: experimental study designs in health promotion

Annie Britton

in Evaluating Health Promotion: Practice and Methods

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2010
ISBN:
9780199569298
eISBN:
9780191594427
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199569298.003.0004
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health

An experimental study is the standard method for evaluating the effectiveness of a health or medical intervention. In such a study, a group of people will be exposed to an intervention and then ... More


Relevant health education and health promotion theory for childhood obesity prevention

Karen Glanz and Brian E. Saelens

in Childhood Obesity Prevention: International Research, Controversies and Interventions

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
January 2011
ISBN:
9780199572915
eISBN:
9780191595110
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199572915.003.0018
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health

Understanding and influencing obesity is central to population-health strategies for disease prevention and health promotion. The health education that are most fundamental to preventing childhood ... More


Partnership working in health promotion: the potential role of social capital in health development

Davies John Kenneth

in Partnership working: Policy and practice

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9781861342201
eISBN:
9781447302919
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781861342201.003.0010
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health

This chapter examines the government's attempts to promote health and tackle inequality using a range of partnership initiatives in England. It suggests that the government initiatives are to be ... 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


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