Key issues discussed in the book include:
" the impact of globalization on health
" developments of public health since New Labour, and the political tensions arising from the modernization of the NHS
" changes in theoretical, conceptual and ideological perspectives on multidisciplinary public health, and the shift towards reducing health inequalities
" the role of health workers, local authority workers, the voluntary sector, individuals, and families in public health practice
" participatory and community approaches to promoting public health
" the ethical dilemmas associated with working at community and local levels.
Each section of the book concludes with a case study, which pulls together the key themes and issues raised in earlier chapters, and links theoretical, policy and practical perspectives. Policy and Practice in Promoting Public Health will be a core resource for those studying public health and health promotion across a wide range of health and social care disciplines and for professionals and training organisations involved in promoting public health.