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Public Health

Public Health
Building Innovative Practice

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December 2011 | 528 pages | SAGE Publications Ltd
Public Health: Building Innovative Practice examines the main challenges facing public health today and fosters an informed and creative response by practitioners. It explores effectiveness in team working, communication, managing change and inter-agency working, ethics and reflective practice. It addresses the key areas of public health practice including:

" analysis and use of information to improve health and wellbeing

" collaborative working to plan and implement programmes and interventions

" assessing evidence of effectiveness

" managing risk and reducing health inequalities

" reviewing and influencing public health policy.

Public Health: Building Innovative Practice provides students with knowledge and skills from which to build innovative practice. It is an ideal text for courses on public health and health promotion.

Structure, focus, themes and learning in Part 1

Public Health in Context
The Public Health Challenge
Structure, focus, themes and learning in Part 2

Working in Organisations:
Skills and approaches

Developing as a Reflective Practitioner
Ethical Issues in Public Health
Building Evidence-Based Practice
Statistics and epidemiology

Building Evidence-Based Practice
Qualitative approaches and triangulation

Using Evidence in Public Health Planning
Understanding and Using Theories and Models
Educating for Health
Structure, focus, themes and learning in Part 3

Working at the Local Level
Settings for Promoting Health
Building Partnerships and Alliances
Evaluating Public Health Interventions
Structure, focus, themes and learning in Part 4

Understanding and Influencing Policy Change
Building Healthy Futures
Barriers and Enablers


Easy to understand according to the students.
Related to the module assignment

Mr Taofik Olajobi
Nursing , University of West London
September 15, 2016

Clear and directive - associated to assessment criteria - will support students to extend their knowledge and learning - well written - Thank you

Ms Sarah Jane Lewis-Tulett
Institute of Nursing and Midwifery, Brighton University
September 9, 2016

Appropriate content for the module
User friendly

Mrs Janet Migliozzi
Department of Social Work, Hertfordshire University
February 6, 2016

Great book really useful in this area.

Ms Pauline Anne Wagon
Community, Medway Adult and Community Learning service
June 25, 2015

Good, up to date, UK specific text considering public health policy and practice. Particularly useful for underpinning core elements of public health nursing generally and taking practice forward through leadership development. Critical analysis approach towards different frameworks supports identification of suitability for different areas within public health practice and stimulate debate.

Mrs Karen Alred
School of Sce ,Technology & Health, University Campus Suffolk
June 3, 2015

This book is very well laid out and easy to read. Student Health Visitors will find this book particularly useful and relevant for their role in assessing and promoting the health and wellbeing of children, young people and families. I particularly like the use of questions to encourage the students to think critically and also the use of case studies.

Mrs Alison Hackett
Department of Nursing & Midwifery, Stirling University
April 14, 2015

Very user friendly text book, recommended to both pre and post registration nursing course students.

Ms Gayle Hazelby
Faculty of Health and Wellbeing, Sheffield Hallam University
March 9, 2015

a very educational and comprehensive book that students will enjoy

Dr Stephane Sanchez
Health , University of Lyon I - Claude Bernard
February 19, 2015

Worthwhile addition to studies

Mrs Liz Snapes
FHSCE, Anglia Ruskin University
November 25, 2014

recommend for additional reading

Mrs Liz Snapes
Health & Social Care (Cambridge), Anglia Ruskin University
November 25, 2014

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