Global Perspectives on Health Promotion Effectiveness / Edition 1

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As health improvement initiatives take center stage worldwide, public health professionals face an ongoing challenge to prove that the programs are worthwhile and that interventions make an impact. The Global Programme on Health Promotion Effectiveness (GPHPE) of the International Union for Health Promotion and Education takes on this challenge in Global Perspectives on Health Promotion Effectiveness. Fifty-five contributors representing six continents come together to analyze major programs around the world and evaluate their effectiveness.

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"This edited volume ... raises important questions about 'what counts as evidence and who gets to decide.' It presents important challenges to dominant biomedical approaches assessing evidence and effectiveness within health promotion ... offers an introduction to the key debates and challenges involved in the evaluation of health promotion programs, as well as some useful strategies for measuring their impact ... the authors acknowledge the value and legitimacy of a wide range of epistemological positions and scientific approaches and present their arguments using language and logic likely to be accessible and acceptable to researchers using different paradigms." -Amy E. Patterson, MHS, Emory University, Atlanta, Georgia

"A remarkable new book ... an updated and expanded edition of their earlier book (Klingemann et al., 2001), which was a landmark in the field of addiction research." -Hal Arkowitz, PsycCRITIQUES, July 2008

"This monograph ... summarizes the challenges and approaches to answering the questions of health promotion effectiveness as they are being dealt with by the Global Program on Health Promotion Effectiveness. ... Recommended Readership: Individuals who have a strong interest ... in public health and health promotion. ... the book should be considered for libraries serving professionals in health promotion and related fields." (Robin G. Molella, Mayo Clinic Proceedings, Vol. 82 (11), November, 2007)

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780387709734
  • Publisher: Springer New York
  • Publication date: 6/5/2007
  • Edition description: 2007
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 426
  • Product dimensions: 9.21 (w) x 6.14 (h) x 1.00 (d)

Table of Contents

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Preface.- Foreword.- Section I: The Global Programme on Health Promotion Effectiveness.- Section II: Reports from the field.- Section III: Recent fields of practice that challenge effectiveness assessment of health promotion.- Section IV: Global debates about effectiveness of health promotion.- Annex: Global Programme on Health Promotion Effectivenss: description and list of partners.- Index.

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