What, exactly, is promoting public health activity? How should we promote public health? Whose values are most important? Which theories can help inform health promoting practice?
Theory and Research in Promoting Public Health is an important text that addresses these questions, exploring the key concepts, debates and issues involved in multi-disciplinary public health. The book considers the complex and diverse nature of public health and helps readers critically appraise the theories, research and policies that inform multidisciplinary public health practice.
This timely and comprehensive book:
" considers the wide range of settings, people and methods that are involved in public health activities
" introduces key theoretical perspectives
" shows how research and knowledge directly inform public health interventions
" provides an analysis of how research can be used in the planning and evaluation of public health initiatives.
" encourages critical awareness and reflection.
Theory and Research in Promoting Public Health will be a core text for those studying public health and health promotion across a wide range of health and social care disciplines. It will also be an invaluable resource for professionals and training organisations involved in promoting public health.
Introduction - Sarah Earle PART I: PROMOTING PUBLIC HEALTH Introduction - Sarah Earle Promoting Public Health: Exploring the Issues - Sarah Earle Exploring Health - Sarah Earle The Factors That Influence Health - Sarah Earle and Terry O'donnell Who Promotes Public Health? - Jennie Naidoo and Sarah Earle Theoretical Perspectives on Promoting Public Health - Jane Wills and Sarah Earle Focusing on the Health of Children and Young People - Sarah Earle PART II: RESEARCHING HEALTH Introduction - Sarah Earle Researching Health - Clive Pearson, Judy Thomas and Cathy Lloyd Studying The Population's Health - Moyra Sidell and Cathy Lloyd, incorporating previously published material from Jeanne Katz (2000) Qualitative Research towards Public Health - Linda Finlay Using Research to Plan Multidisciplinary Public Health Interventions - Revised By Jenny Douglas, Cathy Lloyd and Moyra Sidell, from an original chapter by Jones, Katz and Sidell (2000) Evaluating Public Health Interventions - Revised By Jenny Douglas, Moyra Sidell, Cathy Lloyd and Sarah Earle from original chapters by Alyson Peberdy (2000) Understanding Obesity - Sarah Earle