New public health

Ashton, John R. and Thurston, Miranda N. (2016) New public health. In: UNSPECIFIED Elsevier.

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The emergence of the idea of the New Public Health in recent years has provided a powerful focus for integrating action on contemporary health issues. It has also provided a stimulus for rethinking ways of working, with an emphasis on public engagement and empowerment, multidisciplinary and partnership working, and an ecological view of the city – alongside other settings – as a habitat that shapes the lives and well-being of its inhabitants. The term is not uncontested and has led to different accounts of what it comprises. It has also led to some of the most creative recent examples of public health action, such as the World Health Organization's Healthy Cities initiative. Against a backdrop of mounting disruption to world ecosystems and institutions from a multiplicity of causes, the New Public Health remains particularly prescient in the twenty-first Century and offers a framework of ideas for developing pragmatic approaches to improving population health and narrowing social inequalities in health.

Item Type: Book Section
Keywords: 306 Culture & institutions (incl. sociology of health), 610 Nursing, medicine & health (incl. communication & research)
Members: University of Cumbria
Depositing User: ULCC Admin
Date Deposited: 15 Nov 2016 04:21
Last Modified: 15 Nov 2016 04:21

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