People-centred Public Health
People-Centred Public Health examines how members of the public can be involved in delivering health improvement through volunteering. Drawing on a study of lay engagement in public health and using case studies and real-life examples, this timely book provides a comprehensive and accessible overview of policy, practice, and research in this area. In an economic and political climate where there is renewed interest in the role of the citizen, the authors challenge old orthodoxies in public health and build a coherent argument for radical change in the way public agencies support lay action.
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2 The policy context
3 Lay health workers in practice
4 Benefits and value
5 The lay perspective
6 Walking for Health a case study
7 Sexual health outreach a case study
8 Community Health Educators a case study
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activities approach barriers benefits Big Society challenges citizen involvement commissioning community development community engagement community health champions Community Health Educators community health worker community members context contribution Countryside Agency deliver Department of Health effective empowerment example experience expert hearings Expert Patient Programme funding health and social health inequalities health promotion health services health trainers health worker programmes HM Treasury individuals Institute for Health interventions lay health advisors lay health workers Leeds Metropolitan University London Marmot Review Natural England ofthe organisation peer education people’s practice Primary Care Trust public health programmes public health roles Public Health study public health system public services recognised recruitment relationships risk service delivery service users sexual health outreach skills social capital Social Market Foundation staff strategy volunteer roles volunteer walk leader Walking for Health walking group workforce World Health Organization