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The future for health promotion / Colin Palfrey.

Author/creator Palfrey, Colin, 1939- author.
Format Electronic and Book
Publication Info Bristol, UK : Policy Press, 2018.
Description1 online resource (vii, 257 pages)
Supplemental Content ProQuest Ebook Central
Contents 1. Main themes; Defining terms; The impact of public health and health promotion interventions; What is the purpose of health promotion?; Motives for improving people's health; The future for health promotion; 2. The origins of health promotion; Diseases in Britain before and during the 19th century; Monitoring and surveillance; Key legislation in the 20th century prior to the establishment of the NHS; The New Public Health; Health promotion and the social determinants of health; Concluding thoughts; 3. Evidence base and methods for evaluation; Performance indicators (PIs); RCTs; Two extended health promotion projects; Alternatives to RCTs: qualitative methods; Focus groups; Other qualitative methods; Health promotion towards 'empowerment'; Concluding thoughts; 4. Strategies for health promotion; Alternative interpretations of the route to better health; Causes of ill health; Poverty in the UK; Health surveys; Health promotion strategies; Concluding thoughts; 5. Health economics and health promotion; Defining terms: economics and health economics; Costing unhealthy lifestyles; Is prevention better than cure?; Expenditure on the NHS; Limitations of health economics; Estimating costs of health promotion; Concluding thoughts; 6. Health promotion and mental health; Introduction; Mental illness; NHS policy; Scottish Health Survey; Wales; Northern Ireland; Physical and mental illness; Mental health charities; Mental health promotion; Locations for mental health promotion; Economic evaluations of mental health promotion; Concluding thoughts; 7. International perspectives; The global picture; The WHO; WHO regions; Equality and equity; Concluding thoughts; 8. The future for health promotion; Civil society organisations; Homelessness; Then and now; Risks and health promotion; A final word on empowerment; Research evidence and evaluation; The future for health promotion; References; Index.
Abstract Taking in to account the practical and ethical issues involved in deciding the appropriate approach to take in efforts to reduce health inequalities, the book assesses what might be the best path forward for health promotion.
Bibliography noteIncludes bibliographical references and index.
Source of descriptionOnline resource; title from PDF title page (JSTOR, viewed on May 8, 2019).
Issued in other formPrint version: Palfrey, Colin, 1939- Future for health promotion. Bristol : Policy Press, 2018 1447341236
Genre/formElectronic books.
ISBN9781447341246 (electronic bk.)
ISBN1447341244 (electronic bk.)
ISBN9781447341253 (ePub)
ISBN9781447341260 (Kindle)
ISBN9781447341277 (ebook)
Stock number22573/ctt22wd15k JSTOR

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