People-Centred Health Promotion

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John Wiley & Sons, 1998 - Health & Fitness - 233 pages
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This inspiring and practical guide to people-centred health promotion focuses on:
  • Putting a people perspective at the centre of health promotion concerns
  • Improvement of health-related quality of life, rather than just prevention of disease
  • Empowering communities to develop and maintain their own self-determined action in health promotion
  • Taking a developmental approach to intervention and evaluation within communities
People-Centred Health Promotion will be essential reading for all students, researchers and practitioners in health promotion, community development and public health. ?[This] book engages the reader in an intellectually challenging and socially compelling enterprise.? Lawrence W. Green Institute of Health Promotion Research, University of British Columbia, Canada
  

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Contents

Introduction
1
Basic concepts issues and approach
51
The practice of PCHP
127
A general guide
138
Outcome evaluation
152
Community Push and the BirkdaleBeachhaven
167
Superhealth
182
The North Shore Community Health Network
196
Towards a PCHP society
214
Index
229
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John Raeburn is a professor of American studies and English at the University of Iowa. He is the author of, most recently, A Staggering Revolution: A Cultural History of Thirties Photography.

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