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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-makers stress the importance of 'wellbeing' to the general public. Charting the history and evolution of the public health agenda, this insightful...

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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. 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 policymakers and professionals in the formulation and delivery of effective strategies for the future. 

This text 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. 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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Includes insights from both practitioners and academics working within the public, voluntary and private sectors

Grounded with grassroots examples of local strategy in action
Offers fresh insights into the promotion of wellbeing in the twenty-first century
Includes a variety of settings such as the workplace, the community and the National Health Service

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.
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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.

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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.

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