Public Health available in Paperback
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- Open University Press
"From Sure Start to healthy workplaces, health action zones to community regeneration, this volume makes the leap from research to action."
Professor Richard Parish, Chief Executive, The Royal Society for the Promotion of Health
• What is public health and how has it changed over time?
• What is the social context of public health and what are the dominant 21st century
• What strategies are in place to address population health?
This important book makes a significant contribution to the emergent body of public health knowledge by examining debates around the social context of health, including key socio-economic, environmental and cultural factors. In doing so, the text locates within a social context the theoretical debates and problems surrounding public health, and analyzes the practical public health strategies and solutions that have been developed to address them.
The book moves beyond traditional theoretical discourse to include coverage of:
• The thinking, frameworks and processes that are actively shaping public health in the 21st century
• Provides tangible examples of public health strategies that have recently been introduced to tackle the social determinants of health
• The use of media strategies to promote health
Public Health is key reading for students undertaking courses in health studies, health promotion, nursing, public health, social policy, social work and sociology. In addition to a wide student readership, the book’s focus on public health action and current practice also makes it highly relevant to professionals.
The text brings together a distinguished group of practitioners, social scientists and public health experts who contribute their ideas and research.
Contributors: Amanda Amos, Mel Bartley, Linda Bauld, Hannah Bradby, Tarani Chandola, Jeff Collin, Paul Fleming, Colin Fudge, Sebastian Garman, Ben Gidley, Jenny Head, David Hunter, Martin King, Roderick Lawrence, Kelley Lee, Yaojun Li, Mhairi Mackenzie, Alex Marsh, Antony Morgan, Jennie Popay, Graham Scambler, Sasha Scambler, Angela Scriven, Nick Watson.
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Table of Contents
Notes on contributors vii
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