Sports-Based Health Interventions

Case Studies from Around the World

Editors: Conrad, David, White, Alan (Eds.)

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  • Features a broad spectrum of health promotion projects from Europe, Africa, the US, and Australia 
  • Highlights innovative public health interventions with a sport theme or taking place in a sport setting, addressing health issues such as HIV/AIDS, conflict and natural disasters, immunization, and mental health 
  • Examines the lessons learned and generalizability of these projects to ​other countries or other public health issues  
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This unique volume explores a growing collaboration between the sport and health sectors to deliver innovative public health interventions in the community. It explores the role of sport and sports settings as a vehicle for achieving health outcomes, as well as some of the practical and moral challenges presented by sport and public health partnerships working together. Twenty detailed examples illustrate the broad range of programs which have already been developed around the world, from across the spectrum of public health activity. Chapters include: • Time Out for Your Health: A sports-based health intervention approach with American football teams• Promoting Mental Wellbeing in Rugby League communities• Slum Soccer – female empowerment through football• Football 4 Peace• Sport as a post-disaster psychosocial intervention for children in Bam, Iran• Sex and Sport: An Australian rules football-based chlamydia screening initiative
As well as showcasing what has been achieved in this exciting new field, Sports-based Health Interventions shares valuable advice and lessons learnt to inform the next generation of sports-based public health initiatives.

About the authors

Alan White is a professor of Men’s Health at Leeds Beckett University. David Conrad is a Consultant in Public Health at Hertfordshire County Council and Associate Member of the Centre for Men’s Health at Leeds Beckett University. Together they have previously edited two books for health professionals – Men's Health: How To Do It (published by Radcliffe in 2007) and Promoting Men's Mental Health (Radcliffe 2010). Professor White is currently evaluating the Premier League Health with the English Premier League, is part of the Evaluation team of the Fit Fans in Training initiative with the Scottish Premier League and has run a two season long health campaign with the Leeds Rhino’s Rugby League team. He has recently headed up the completion of the ‘State of Men’s Health in Europe Report’ for the European Commission.    

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Table of contents (26 chapters)

Table of contents (26 chapters)

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eBook $59.99
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Hardcover $79.99
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Sports-Based Health Interventions
Book Subtitle
Case Studies from Around the World
Editors
  • David Conrad
  • Alan White
Copyright
2016
Publisher
Springer-Verlag New York
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media New York
eBook ISBN
978-1-4614-5996-5
DOI
10.1007/978-1-4614-5996-5
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-4614-5995-8
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XXXV, 324
Number of Illustrations
22 b/w illustrations, 2 illustrations in colour
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