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- DescriptionImproving health in populations in which health is poor is a complex process. This book argues that the traditional government approach of exhorting individuals to live healthier lifestyles is t eugh - action to promote public health needs to take place t just through public agencies, but also by engaging community assets and resources in their broadest sense. The book reports lessons from the experience of planning, establishing and delivering such action by the five-year Sustainable Health Action Research Programme (SHARP) in Wales. It critically examines the experience of SHARP in relation to current literature on policy; community health and health inequalities; and action research. The authors make clear how this regional development has produced opportunities for developing general concepts and theory about community-based policy developments that are relevant across national boundaries and show that complex and sustained community action, and effective local partnership, are fundamental components of the mix of factors required to address health inequalities successfully. The book concludes by indicating the connections between SHARP and earlier traditions of community-based action, and by arguing that we need to be bolder in our approaches to community-based health improvement and more flexible in our understanding of the ways in which kwledge and inform developments in health policy. The book will be of interest to practitioners and activists working in community-based projects; students in community development, health studies and medical sociology; professionals working in health promotion, community nursing and allied areas; and policy makers working at local, regional and national levels.
- Author BiographySteve Cropper is Professor of Management in the Centre for Health Planning and Management at Keele University. Alison Porter is a researcher at the School of Medicine at Swansea University. Gareth Williams is Professor of Sociology in the School of Social Sciences at Cardiff University. Sandra Carlisle is currently Research Fellow in the Public Health Section of the University of Glasgow. Robert Moore is Emeritus Professor of Sociology at the University of Liverpool. Martin O'Neill Academic Coordinator on the Gates project at Gamorgan University. Chris Roberts is a social researcher in the Public Health and Health Professions Department, Welsh Assembly Government. Helen Snooks is Professor of Health Services Research at Swansea University.
- PublisherPolicy Press
- Date of Publication17/10/2007
- SubjectSocial Issues, Services & Welfare
- Series TitleHealth & Society S.
- Place of PublicationBristol
- Country of PublicationUnited Kingdom
- ImprintPolicy Press
- Content Noteillustrations
- Weight386 g
- Width156 mm
- Height234 mm
- Spine15 mm
- Edited byAlison Porter,Chris Roberts,Gareth Williams,Helen Snooks,Martin O'Neill,Robert Moore,Sandra Carlisle,Steve Cropper
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