People-centred Public Health

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Policy Press, 2013 - Medical - 215 pages
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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Contents

1 Introduction
1
2 The policy context
15
3 Lay health workers in practice
31
4 Benefits and value
45
5 The lay perspective
61
6 Walking for Health a case study
73
7 Sexual health outreach a case study
87
8 Community Health Educators a case study
101
9 Citizen involvement in neighbourhood health a case study
115
10 Commissioning and delivery
127
11 Dispelling the myths
149
12 Future directions
169
References
181
The People in Public Health study
205
Index
207
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Jane South is professor of healthy communities and director of the Centre for Health Promotion Research at Leeds Metropolitan University, where Judy White is a senior lecturer in health promotion and Mark Gamsu is visiting professor.

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