Understanding Health 3E / Population Health, Communities and Health Promotion
Publication Date 1 Jan 2011
OverviewUnderstanding Health introduces students to the social determinants of health and the importance of health equity. It examines public health, primary health care health promotion and disease prevention. It explores measurement, models and action on social determinants to improve health and wellbeing. 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. Population Health, Communities and Health Promotion: Following the process of doing a community based health promotion project, this book shows how to progress from thinking about and assessing the health needs of a community to how to plan, implement, and evaluate a health promotion project for a particular group or population. Using real world case studies and examples, the text provides students with an introduction to community health within a population health and health promotion framework, and explains how these areas work together in practice.