Global Perspectives on Health Promotion Effectiveness

Editors: McQueen, David V., Jones, Catherine (Eds.)

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  • Global scope; contributors drawn from all over the world
  • Associated with the IUHPE organization
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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.

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From the reviews:

"This edited volume ... raises important questions about 'what counts as evidence and who gets to decide.' It presents important challenges to dominant biomedical approaches assessing evidence and effectiveness within health promotion ... offers an introduction to the key debates and challenges involved in the evaluation of health promotion programs, as well as some useful strategies for measuring their impact ... the authors acknowledge the value and legitimacy of a wide range of epistemological  positions and scientific approaches and present their arguments using language and logic likely to be accessible and acceptable to researchers using different paradigms." -Amy E. Patterson, MHS, Emory University, Atlanta, Georgia

"A remarkable new book ... an updated and expanded edition of their earlier book (Klingemann et al., 2001), which was a landmark in the field of addiction research." -Hal Arkowitz, PsycCRITIQUES, July 2008

"This monograph ... summarizes the challenges and approaches to answering the questions of health promotion effectiveness as they are being dealt with by the Global Program on Health Promotion Effectiveness. ... Recommended Readership: Individuals who have a strong interest ... in public health and health promotion. ... the book should be considered for libraries serving professionals in health promotion and related fields." (Robin G. Molella, Mayo Clinic Proceedings, Vol. 82 (11), November, 2007)


Table of contents (23 chapters)

Table of contents (23 chapters)
  • Global Perspectives on Health Promotion Effectiveness

    McQueen, David V. (et al.)

    Pages 3-11

  • The Global Programme on Health Promotion Effectiveness (GPHPE)

    Jones, Catherine M. (et al.)

    Pages 13-31

  • The IUHPE Blueprint for Direct and Sustained Dialogue in Partnership Initiatives

    Jones, Catherine M. (et al.)

    Pages 33-40

  • The Global Programme on Health Promotion Effectiveness

    Corbin, J. Hope (et al.)

    Pages 41-48

  • Policies for Health

    Leeuw, Evelyne

    Pages 51-66

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Hardcover 90,47 €
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Global Perspectives on Health Promotion Effectiveness
Editors
  • David V. McQueen
  • Catherine Jones
Copyright
2007
Publisher
Springer-Verlag New York
Copyright Holder
Springer-Verlag New York
eBook ISBN
978-0-387-70974-1
DOI
10.1007/978-0-387-70974-1
Hardcover ISBN
978-0-387-70973-4
Softcover ISBN
978-1-4419-2428-5
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XXII, 426
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