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From Public Health to Wellbeing: The New Driver for Policy and Action

From Public Health to Wellbeing: The New Driver for Policy and Action

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Edited by Paul Walker, Edited by marie john

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  • Publisher: Palgrave MacMillan
  • Format: Paperback | 208 pages
  • Dimensions: 154mm x 232mm x 18mm | 322g
  • Publication date: 15 January 2012
  • Publication City/Country: Basingstoke
  • ISBN 10: 023027885X
  • ISBN 13: 9780230278851
  • Edition statement: New.
  • Illustrations note: 2 black & white illustrations, 19 figures, 2 black & white tables
  • Sales rank: 1,099,214

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There has never been more awareness of the public health agenda, as policy-makers stress the importance of 'wellbeing'to the general public. But how can wellbeing be defined and measured? Should the promotion of wellbeing lie at the heart of all policy and legislation? Charting the history and evolution of the public health agenda, this insightful reader argues the place of wellbeing in local and national strategy. It identifies some of the critical events that have influenced the development of public health systems, and looks at the challenges for policy- makers and professionals in the formulation and delivery of effective strategies for the future. With contributions from academics and practitioners working within the public, voluntary and private sectors, the book explores the challenges of defining and promoting wellbeing: * across the lifespan, from childhood and youth to older age * through a range of approaches, such as town planning and partnership working * within a variety of settings, including the workplace, the community and the National Health Service. Grounded with grassroots examples of local strategy in action, From Public Health to Wellbeing offers fresh insights into the promotion of wellbeing in thetwenty-first century. It is a valuable resource for students of public health, health promotion, the social sciences and social policy, as well as for any practitioner supporting health promotion within the public, private or voluntary sector.

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PAUL WALKER Lecturer in the Division of Integrated Health and Social Care, Department of Care Sciences, University of Glamorgan, UK. MARIE JOHN Senior Lecturer in the Division of Integrated Health and Social Care, Department of Care Sciences, University of Glamorgan, UK.

Table of contents

Foreword; M.Aylward Introduction; P.Walker On Public Health and Wellbeing; P.Walker Wellbeing Meaning, Definition, Measurement and Application; P.Walker Wellbeing: A Guiding Concept for Health Policy?; M.Longley Wellbeing and Spatial Planning; A.Joyner Wellbeing and Children and Young People; S.Lloyd-Jones & D.Holtom Wellbeing and Older People; M.John Wellbeing and Work; G.Pates Wellbeing and Community Action; D.Thomas Partnership Working - the Lynchpin of Wellbeing; M.Ponton & M.John Drugs Policy -a Case Study for Applying the Wellbeing Framework; R.Pates A Greatest Wellbeing Principle -its Time Has Come; P.Walker & M.Longley