Cloth $85.00 ISBN: 9781447305316 Published February 2013 For sale in North and South America only
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People-Centred Public Health

Jane South, Judy White, and Mark Gamsu

Jane South, Judy White, and Mark Gamsu

Distributed for Policy Press at the University of Bristol

224 pages | 45 figures, 8 tables | 6 3/4 x 9 1/2 | © 2013
Cloth $85.00 ISBN: 9781447305316 Published February 2013 For sale in North and South America only
Paper $42.95 ISBN: 9781447305309 Published February 2013 For sale in North and South America only
People-Centred Public Health examines how members of the public can be involved in delivering health improvement through volunteering. Drawing on a study of lay engagement in public health and using case studies and real-life examples, this timely book provides a comprehensive and accessible overview of policy, practice, and research in this area. In an economic and political climate where there is renewed interest in the role of the citizen, the authors challenge old orthodoxies in public health and build a coherent argument for radical change in the way public agencies support lay action.
David Buck, Senior Fellow, Public Health and Health Inequalities, Kings Fund
"I recommend this book to anyone interested in the future of public health. It offers a compelling guide to the policies, research and practice for anyone engaged in helping people and communities to become active citizens taking control of the factors that will radically improve their health."
Trevor Hopkins, Asset Based Consulting and Co-author of A Glass Half-full
"Acknowledging citizens are part of the solution, not the problem, could lead to a 21st century flourishing of Public Health as important as the first one in the 19th century."
Jane Wills, Professor of Health Promotion, London South Bank University
“Participation is essential to health promotion action and people have to be at the centre of decision-making processes for it to be effective. This book offers a valuable, critical and timely analysis as government policy develops on active citizenship.”
Contents
List of tables, figures and boxes
Glossary
Notes on the authors
Acknowledgements
Foreword by Professor Sir Michael Marmot and Dr Mike Grady
Series editors' preface
 
1   Introduction
2   The policy context
3   Lay health workers in practice
4   Benefits and value
5   The lay perspective
6   Walking for Health - a case study
7   Sexual health outreach - a case study
8   Community Health Educators - a case study
9   Citizen involvement in neighbourhood health - a case study
10  Commissioning and delivery
11  Dispelling the myths
12  Future directions
 
References
Appendix: The People in Public Health study
Index
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