Health promotion in North America : implications for the UK : a report from a HEC/King's Fund Study Tour, October 1985 Public Deposited

Evidence presented to the DHSS, Committee of Inquiry, into the future development of the public health function and community medicine

  • Robbins, Christopher
Place of publication
  • London
  • Health Education Council/King Edward's Hospital Fund for London
Publication date
  • 1986
  • 187
  • The tour of North America on which this report is based gave health professionals from the UK an opportunity to study the ideas and practices of countries with different health care systems and an extensive experience of health promotion initiatives. The implications for this country contained in this book are impressive and will stimulate the growing debate on the role and directions of health promotion, particularly into areas such as health service planning, primary care, elderly people. community development and the media.
  • Pagination: 187p. + appendices; This report is substantially the same as the 1987 publication 'Health promotion in North America : implications for the UK', edited by Christopher Robbins.; Contents: Preface.- Chapter One: Conclusions.- Chapter Two: Study tour of North America.- Chapter Three.- A new health promotion.- Chapter Four: Health promotion in North America.- Chapter Five: The corporate planning approach to health promotion.- Chapter Six: Primary care in North America.- Chapter Seven: Health education and health promotion for teenagers.- Chapter Eight: Health promotion for older people.- Chapter Nine: Community development approaches to health promotion.- Chapter Ten: Populism in health promotion.- Chapter Eleven: The role of broadcast media in health promotion.- References.- Appendix I: Health promotion : a discussion document on the concepts and principles (W.H.O.).- Appendix II: The Mind and Body Museum.- Appendix III: Health promotion in England, Wales and Northern Ireland : a state of the art.- Appendix IV: Detailed summary of sample comprehensive projects for older people in the USA.- Appendix V: The travelling health fair, Merseyside.
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