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Settings for Health Promotion

Settings for Health Promotion
Linking Theory and Practice

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December 1999 | 384 pages | SAGE Publications, Inc
This book is the first full-length in-depth treatment of settings as a focal point for planning, organizing and implementing health promotion. The concept of `setting' is fundamental to theory and practice in health promotion. Internationally renowned authors describe the state of the art in the theory and practice of health promotion in settings such as the home, school, workplace, community, and the state and offer insightful commentaries on each others work.
Lawrence W Green, Irving Rootman and Blake D Poland
The Settings Approach to Health Promotion
Hassan Soubh and Louise Potvin
Home and Families as Health Promotion Settings
Lawrence Fisher
Ilze Kalnins
Guy Parcel, Steven Kelder and Karen Basen-Enquist
The School as a Setting for Health Promotion
Cheryl Perry
Peter McLaren, Zeus Leonardo, Xochitl Perez
Michael Polanyi et al
Promoting the Determinates of Good Health in the Workplace
Robert Bertera
Joan Eakin
Joy Johnson
The Health Care Institutions as Settings for Health Promotion
Jane Lethbridge
Patricia Mullen and L Kay Bartholomew
Vivek Goel and Warren McIsaac
Health Promotion in Clinical Practice
David Butler-Jones
Jane Zapka
Marie Boutilier, Shelley Cleverly and Ronald Labonte
Community as a Setting for Health Promotion
John Raeburn
Evelyn deLeeuw
John Lavis and Terrence Sullivan
The State as a Setting
Marshal Kreuter
Blake D Poland, Lawrence W Green and Irving Rootman
Reflections on Settings for Health Promotion

"This comprehensive publication balances theory with practical examples and suggestions for the student, the professional and the policy-maker who are interested in promoting the health of populations… The inclusion of commentary with the essays is a brilliant innovation that encourages the reader to think critically about the topic"

Canadian Journal of Public Health

Blake D. Poland

Dr Blake Poland is a professor in the Dalla Lana School of Public Health, current co-Director of the Environmental Health Justice in the City Research Network ( and former Director of the Collaborative Program in Community Development (2007-2008) and MHSc Program in Health Promotion (1999-2007). Trained in social/health geography (PhD McMaster 1994), Blake’s research has focussed on the settings approach to health promotion (see Settings for Health Promotion, Sage, 2000), the health of marginalized groups, the sociology of tobacco control, and community development as an arena of practice for health professionals (see www... More About Author

Lawrence W. Green, DrPH, ScD (Hon.) (1973-1976)*

Lawrence Green is a Professor in the Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics at the University of California at San Francisco. A former Director of the federal Office of Health Promotion under the Carter Administration, Vice President of the Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation, and Director of the Office of Science and Extramural Research for CDC, Dr. Green has published broadly on program planning, evidence and evaluation issues, public health, and policy. His awards include the highest distinctions of the American Public Health Association, the American Academy of Health Behavior, the Society for Public Health Education, and the UC... More About Author

Irving Rootman

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ISBN: 9780803974180

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