Promoting Health
Promoting Health,
Edition 6 The Primary Health Care Approach
By Lyn Talbot, PhD, MHlth Sc, Grad Dip Hlth Sc, Grad Cert HEd, RN and Glenda Verrinder, PhD (La Trobe), MHlthSc, Grad. Dip. HlthSc, Grad. Cert. Higher Education, Cert. CHN, RN

Publication Date: 03 Nov 2017

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Promoting Health examines the social, environmental, cultural and psychological determinants of health and illness and the role that primary health care has in addressing health inequalities and the broad range of skills that health practitioners need to address this issue.

In this new edition, the authors have uniquely utilised two fundamental tenets central to all health promotion practice and developed key features from both the World Health Organization’s Ottawa Charter for Health Promotion and the International Union for Health Promotion and Education’s Core Competencies for Health Promotion. 

Drawing on internationally recognised health promotion frameworks, this text provides an essential toolkit for health promotion theory and practice for students across a broad range of disciplines.


Key Features

  • Putting the Ottawa Charter into Practice - illustrates the relevance and application of the Ottawa Charter for Health Promotion to practice
  • IUHPE Core Competencies for Health Promotion - outlines the relevant core competencies and how to achieve these skills

This new edition features student and instructor evolve resources to enhance your teaching and your
student’s learning.

Student and Instructor Resources

  • Reflective Questions at the end of each chapter
  • Insights – extra questions with answers to encourage self-directed learning
  • Additional Student Activities – further learning and study aids for each chapter

Instructor only Resources

  • Facilitator & Lecturer Guide provides direction for learning activities to incorporate into your teaching

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New Features

  • Identification of IUHPE Core Competencies For Health Promotion in all chapters
  • ‘More to explore’ sections at the end of each chapter featuring additional readings and web links
  • Updates to current policy and practice initiatives
  • References embedded in each chapter to encourage readers to explore topics in more detail
  • Includes eBook with print purchase on evolve
About the author
By Lyn Talbot, PhD, MHlth Sc, Grad Dip Hlth Sc, Grad Cert HEd, RN , Corporate and Community Planner – Strategy, City of Greater Bendigo, Bendigo, VIC and Glenda Verrinder, PhD (La Trobe), MHlthSc, Grad. Dip. HlthSc, Grad. Cert. Higher Education, Cert. CHN, RN , Senior Lecturer, La Trobe Rural Health School, College of Science, Health and Engineering, La Trobe University, Bendigo, VIC
Table of Contents

Section 1 - Introduction to concepts and frameworks for health promotion
1. Health promotion in context: comprehensive primary health care, the new public health and health promotion
2. Concepts and values in health promotion
3. Ecological sustainability and human health

Section 2 - Introduction to the continuum of health promotion practice
Program development and evaluation
5. Healthy public policy: creating environments and settings that support wellbeing and health promotion action
6. Community development action for social and environmental change
7. Health Education and Health Literacy
8. Social marketing approaches to health promotion
9. Immunisation, screening, risk assessment and surveillance


  • Where to from here
  • The Declaration of Alma-Ata
  • The Ottawa Charter for Health Promotion
  • Universal Declaration of Human Rights
  • The Earth Charter
Book details
ISBN: 9780729542579
Page Count: 380
Retail Price: €61.99