A-Z of Health Promotion (Professional Keywords)

A-Z of Health Promotion (Professional Keywords)

By: Glenn Laverack (author)Paperback

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If you are looking for the definitive short guide to the theory and practice of health promotion, then you need look no further. Written by a leading international expert, this concise text offers, for the first time, a comprehensive explanation of key concepts, terms and definitions used in health promotion. Glenn Laverack explains over 70 key concepts and many other guiding principles, theoretical models and approaches that frame health promotion. He also explains the many tools and strategies that enable practitioners to work more effectively. This handy sourcebook has been written by the author in a typically accessible style that will provide readers with a superb overview of the subject. Numerous cross-references signpost the connections between different ideas, allowing you to explore conceptual relationships and linked approaches in an order that suits the reader. Whether you are studying, training or are already working, this book will be an indispensable source of information, evidence and analysis for deepening your understanding and for extending your practice. A companion source book in the same series, entitled the 'A to Z of Public Health', is intended to further extend the range of definitions and terms.

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About Author

Glenn Laverack is seen as a leader in health promotion and empowerment and has a distinguished career in public health for more than 25 years working in Europe, Africa, Asia, North America and the Pacific regions. He formerly worked as the TDR Coordinator (Empowerment) at the WHO in Geneva and as a senior research fellow at the Southgate Institute, Flinders University, Australia. Dr Laverack is currently an honorary professor at the University of Southern Denmark and has a wide range of publications including books in English, Portugese, Russian and German. His Ph.D. investigated the accommodation of community empowerment within top-down public health programming in the South Pacific. He has a significant range of professional experience in cross-cultural settings that facilitates a broad insight at both a theoretical and practice level.


Advocacy Alliances, Partnerships and Coalitions Approaches Behaviour Change Communication Bottom-up and top-down Boycotts Civil society Community Community based intervention Community capacity building Competencies Conflict resolution Counselling and one to one communication Critical consciousness Declarations and statements Definition Determinants of health Disease prevention Empowerment Ethics Evaluation Evidence based Foundations Gender and health Global health Harm reduction Health activism Health and wellbeing Health education Health literacy Health Profiles Health protection Healthy public policy Health Social Movements Hegemonic power Hygiene promotion Individualism and health Information and Communication Technology Information, Education and Communication Injury prevention Lay epidemiology Leadership Leverage Life skills Lifespan approach Lifestyle approach Lobbying Marginalisation Media Mental health promotion Moral suasion Needs assessment Networks Parallel-tracking Patient empowerment Peer education Photo-voice Political Power Powerlessness Pressure groups Primary health care Public health Risk factors Salutogenesis Screening Self-help groups Settings Social justice Social marketing Theory and models Zero and Non-Zero-Sum

Product Details

  • publication date: 28/11/2013
  • ISBN13: 9781137350480
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 224
  • ID: 9781137350480
  • weight: 249
  • ISBN10: 1137350482

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