[PNWHEALTH] FW: [CLICK4HP Two new books on health promotion
practice and publ ic health
Deanne.Boisvert at METROKC.GOV
Fri Feb 25 14:34:28 PST 2005
1. HEALTH PROMOTION PRACTICE Power and Empowerment - Sage Publications,
2004 by Glenn Laverack, January 2004 176 pages see
http://www.sagepub.com/author.aspx?aid=527073 for ordering information
In health promotion, the concept of power can be defined as the ability to
create or resist change, and this is an important foundation for individual
and community health. By enabling people to empower themselves, health
promoters can provide the capacity for the individual or community to change
their lives and their living conditions, and therefore their health.
Health Promotion Practice explores the issue of how such an approach to
health promotion practice can improve a community's success towards
achieving healthier conditions through its own actions.
Placing empowerment at the heart of health promotion practice, and offering
advice for health promoters who accept the challenge to work in such a way,
Health Promotion Practice defines key concepts of health, health promotion
and community empowerment.
* Introduces readers to a 'social' model of health promotion practice, one
that attempts to get at the underlying social determinants of disease
* Helps readers understand the importance of power relations and their
transformation in this practice
* Introduces readers to a new 'community capacity-building' approach to
plan, implement and evaluate health promotion programmes.
Intended for students and practitioners of health promotion who want to help
empower the communities that they work with.
2. Public Health Power, Empowerment and Professional Practice by Glenn
Palgrave Macmillan. Paperback May 2005 1403945608 152 Pages
see http://www.palgrave.com/products/Catalogue.aspx?is=1403945608 for
Power is a concept central to public health practice. This book addresses
for the first time, and in a practical way, how public health professionals
can help their clients to gain power. It offers sound theoretical principles
and practical solutions for transforming power relations to improve public
health practice. It also introduces readers to a new methodology to plan,
implement and evaluate empowering public health programmes. Illustrated
throughout with international case study examples to demonstrate principles
of an empowering professional practice, this text will be key reading for
today's public health practitioners.
GLENN LAVERACK is Director of Health Promotion at the School of Population
Health, University of Auckland, New Zealand.
He has worked as a Public Health Consultant, and a specialist in health
promotion and community capacity building for over 15 years in countries as
diverse as Ghana, Fiji, Vanuatu, Australia, India, Sri Lanka, Vietnam,
Uzbekistan and Kyrgystan.
His previous publications include Health Promotion: Power and Empowerment
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