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Understanding Health 3e introduces students to the concepts of health and examines public health and its sub-disciplines of health promotion and disease prevention. It uses a framework of determinants to discuss the factors of health and wellness. The new structure of the book easily guides students through the concepts covered. It begins by discussing the over-arching principles of health and health promotion and continues on to explore how health status and the determinants of health are measured. The book then covers how health is shaped by the determinants of health, and finally, how to use that knowledge to improve health. The book equips the students to explore the theories and helps them to understand how to put them into practice. The extensive pedagogy highlights important theory, research and practice into the concepts covered within the text. Section that covers Health Promotion, including updated chapters from Understanding Health Promotion and revised material from the first two editions of the text Pedagogy that highlights the theory, research and practical examples of the topics covered within the text Four part structure that covers: understanding health, measuring health, shaping health and improving health Issues in health are covered from an international perspective within local Australian context. Helen Keleher , PhD, Professor and Head, Department of Health Social Science, School of Public Health and Preventive Medicine, Monash University. Colin MacDougall , PhD, Associate Professor, Department of Public Health, & Southgate Institute for Health, Society and Equity Flinders University and Principal Fellow (Honorary) Brockhoff Child Health & Wellbeing Program, University of Melbourne. CONTENTS Preface Section 1: Understanding health 1: Concepts of health and primary health care 2: Public health 3: Social and economic determinants of health 4: Health promotion: from Alma Ata to Bangkok 5: Learning from public health history Section 2: Measuring health 6: Measuring health 7: Evidence in public health 8: Using public health evidence Section 3: Shaping health 9: What shapes behaviours? 10: What shapes Indigenous health? 11: How do environments shape health? 12: Ecology and health 13: Human rights and health 14: Social inclusion 15: Policy for health Section 4: Improving health 16: Program planning and evaluation 17: Health education for empowerment 18: Social marketing 19: Community development and partnerships 20: Healthy cities as a settings approach 21: Organisations, power and health promotion 22: Competencies and careers in public health and health promotion
Oxford University Press Australia
July 9, 2011
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