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Title Global perspectives on health promotion effectiveness / edited by David V. McQueen and Catherine M. Jones
Edition First edition
Published New York, NY : Springer, [2007]


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Description 1 online resource (xxi, 425 pages) : illustrations
Contents Global perspectives on health promotion and effectiveness: an introduction / David V. McQueen and Catherine M. Jones -- The Global Programme on Health Promotion Effectiveness (GPHPE): a global process for assessing health promotion effectiveness with regional diversity / Catherine M. Jones [and others] -- The IUHPE blueprint for direct and sustained dialogue in partnership initiatives / Catherine M. Jones and Maurice B. Mittelmark -- The Global Programme on Health Promotion Effectiveness: a case study of global partnership functioning / J. Hope Corbin and Maurice B. Mittelmark -- Policies for health: the effectiveness of their development, adoption, and implementation / Evelyne de Leeuw -- Strengthening the evidence base for mental health promotion / Margaret M. Barry [and others] -- Effectiveness and challenges for promoting physical activity globally / Trevor Shilton [and others] -- School health promotion: achievements, challenges, and priorities / Lawrence St. Leger [and others] -- Health promotion to prevent obesity: evidence and policy needs / Tim Lobstein and Boyd Swinburn -- Effective health promotion against tobacco use / Karen Slama [and others] -- Effectiveness of health promotion in preventing alcohol related harm / Peter Howat [and others]
Globalization and health promotion: the evidence challenge / Ronald Labonte -- Urbanization and health promotion: challenges and opportunities / Andrea Neiman and Mary Hall -- Community interventions on social determinants of health: focusing the evidence / Marilyn Metzler [and others] -- Strengthening peace-building through health promotion: development of a framework / Anne W. Bunde-Birouste and Jan E. Ritchie -- The role of governance in health promotion effectiveness / Marilyn Wise -- Evidence and theory: continuing debates on evidence and effectiveness / David V. McQueen -- Measurement and effectiveness: methodological considerations, issues, and possible solutions / Stefano Campostrini -- Healthy settings: building evidence for the effectiveness of whole system health promotion--challenges and future directions / Mark Dooris [and others] -- Feasibility for health promotion under various decision-making contexts / Ligia de Salazar -- Evaluating equity in health promotion / Louise Potvin, Pascale Mantoura, and Valéry Ridde -- Evaluation of empowerment and effectiveness: universal concepts? / Valéry Ridde, Treena Delormier, and Ghislaine Goudreau -- Enhancing the effectiveness and quality of health promotion: perspectives of the International Union for Health Promotion and Education / Maurice B. Mittelmark [and others] -- Annex: Global Programme on Health Promotion Effectiveness: description and list of partners
Summary As health improvement initiatives take center stage worldwide, public health professionals face an ongoing challenge to prove that the programs are worthwhile and that interventions make an impact. The Global Programme on Health Promotion Effectiveness (GPHPE) of the International Union for Health Promotion and Education takes on this challenge in Global Perspectives on Health Promotion Effectiveness. Fifty-five contributors representing six continents come together to analyze major programs around the world and evaluate their effectiveness. The result is a symposium in a book, the first in a series, representing the best critical thinking on crucial issues such as these: Assessment of evidence and evaluation of effectiveness in an international context. Synthesis of progress on the various GPHPE regional projects, with candid evaluations of strengths and limitations, and factors unique to each region. Advocacy to strengthen the evidence base for mental health promotion, physical activity promotion and a wide range of settings-based health promotion interventions. Challenges to health promotion and its assessment, including peace-building, urbanization, globalization, and social determinants. Global debates on emerging health promotion arenas-equity, methodology, partnership, development in adverse political climates, and others-as to whether or not traditional concepts of evidence, impact, and outcomes can be applied. Global Perspectives on Health Promotion Effectiveness is a significant document with profound implications for practitioners involved in implementing health promotion programs. It will serve as a vital source of frontline knowledge for researchers and students of public health
Analysis Health education
Public health
Notes Formerly CIP. Uk
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Print version record
Subject Global Programme on Health Promotion Effectiveness.
International Union for Health Promotion and Education.
Health promotion -- Evaluation.
Health promotion.
International cooperation.
World health.
Health Promotion.
Program Evaluation.
Global Health.
Health Policy.
International Cooperation.
Program Evaluation.
Public Health Practice.
Author Jones, Catherine M.
McQueen, David V.
International Union for Health Promotion and Education.
LC no. 2007925041
ISBN 0387709738 alkaline paper
9780387709734 alkaline paper