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

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

Product details

  • Paperback | 224 pages
  • 154 x 232 x 18mm | 322.05g
  • Palgrave MacMillan
  • Basingstoke, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 2011 ed.
  • 224 p.
  • 023027885X
  • 9780230278851
  • 617,381

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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.show more

About Paul Walker

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.show more

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.show more