Health Promotion Theory

Author: Liza Cragg


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  • ISBN: 9780335263202
  • Author: Liza Cragg
  • Publ Date: 2013-10-01
  • Edition: 2
  • Pages: 184
  • Imprint: OPEN UNI.PRESS *#
  • Status: ACT
  • ID - 189557

Table of Contents :

List of figures, tables and boxes List of authors Acknowledgements Overview of the book Section 1: History and concepts of health promotion Chapter 1: The history of health promotion Chapter 2: Social construction of health and health promotion Chapter 3: What drives health promotion? Chapter 4: Political and ethical considerations Section 2: Using theory to inform health promotion practice Chapter 5: Using theory to guide change at the individual level Chapter 6: Using theory to guide change at the community level Chapter 7: The determinants of health Chapter 8: Theorizing inequalities in health Chapter 9: The Rose hypothesis: advantages of whole population over targeted approaches Chapter 10: Health communication Glossary


Part of the Understanding Public Health series, this fully updated new edition aims to help students and professionals develop understanding of the core health promotion theories. In doing so it helps readers use these theories to underpin their practice. The new edition has been comprehensively updated by a new author and now includes more indepth chapters that: Take an indepth look at key issues including determinants of health Are completely up to date with current health promotion theory and issues More focus on the underpinning theory of health promotion activitiesAll chapters have extensive pedagogy to engage readers and bring the theory to life. The book uses international examples throughout. Contributors: Franklin Apfel, Virginia Berridge, Sara Cooper, Liza Cragg, Maggie Davies, Nick Fahy, Adam Fletcher, Ford Hickson, Anis Kazi, Wendy Macdowall, Alex Mold, Antony Morgan, Don Nutbeam, Mark Petticrew, Morten Skovdal and Nicki Thorogood.

Author Biography:

Liza Cragg is an independent consultant who specialises in international public health. She has been a visiting lecturer on the MSc in Health Promotion at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine. Maggie Davies is the course leader for a distance-learning module on Health Promotion at MSc level at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine. She is Executive Director of Health Action Partnership International. Wendy Macdowall is a lecturer at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine. She has published widely in the fields of sexual health and health promotion.


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