Priorities for Health Promotion and Public Health: Explaining the Evidence for Disease Prevention and Health Promotion (Canterbury Public Health Series) (Original PDF)
Taking one theme per chapter, the book examines the social and environmental influences that shape people’s health; health inequalities; poverty and health; mental, emotional and spiritual health; sexual health; physical inactivity; diet; tobacco; alcohol; drugs; weight; cardiovascular disease; cancer; diabetes and dementia. The book takes a holistic approach, combining scientific and epidemiological evidence with the subjective experiences of those who undergo these health journeys. Each chapter explains the causes of poor health and the evidence behind the recommendations for good health and ends by demonstrating the health benefits of positive action. This is a core text for those studying health promotion or public health, and a supplementary text for students of healthcare and social care. The book focusses on adults’ health in the UK, with examples from the four nations, and provides some contextual international information where relevant.
Priorities for Health Promotion and Public Health is an ideal companion for busy practitioners who work across the wider sectors that support people’s health and wellbeing. It is also an essential textbook for students new to health promotion and public health.