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Public Health

Public Health

by Angela Scriven, Sebastian Garman


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ISBN-13: 9780335221509
Publisher: Open University Press
Publication date: 08/01/2007
Pages: 252
Product dimensions: 0.53(w) x 6.69(h) x 9.61(d)

Table of Contents

Notes on contributors     vii
Acknowledgements     xiii
Foreword     xv
Public health: an overview of social context and action   Angela Scriven     1
Public health: historical context and current agenda   David Hunter     8
The social context of public health
Trends and transitions: the sociopolitical context of public health   Sebastian Carman     23
Social patterning of health behaviours Graham Scambler Sasha Scambler     34
Resilience and change: the relationship of work to health   Mel Hartley   Jenny Head     48
Social capital, social exclusion and wellbeing   Yaojun Li     60
Ethnicity and racism in the politics of health   Hannah Bradby   Tarani Chandola     76
Disability and public health: from resistance to empowerment   Nick Watson     86
Mass media, lifestyle and public health   Martin King     95
Globalization and public health policy   Jeff Collin   Kelley Lee     105
Public health action
Healthy public policies: rhetoric or reality?   Angela Scriven     119
Health Action Zones: multi-agency partnerships to improve health   Linda Bauld   Mhairi Mackenzie     131
Sure Start: an upstream approach to reducing health inequalities   Ben Gidley     144
Community participation for health: reducing health inequalities and building social capital   Antony Morgan   Jennie Popay     154
Workplaces as settings for public health development   Paul Fleming     166
Healthy Cities: key principles for professional practice   Roderick Lawrence   Colin Fudge     180
From self-regulation to legislation: the social impact of public health action on smoking   Amanda Amos     193
Housing, health and wellbeing: a public health action priority   Alex Marsh     207
Index     219

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