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The Future for Health Promotion$
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Colin Palfrey

Print publication date: 2018

Print ISBN-13: 9781447341239

Published to Policy Press Scholarship Online: January 2019

DOI: 10.1332/policypress/9781447341239.001.0001

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The future for health promotion

The future for health promotion

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The Future for Health Promotion

Colin Palfrey

Policy Press

This chapter reflects on the future for health promotion in the UK, first by highlighting the health promotion initiatives of civil society organisations and then discussing the issue of homelessness. More specifically, it considers the health promotion needs of homeless people and the challenges involved in addressing the problem. It also examines public health issues of the past that have either re-emerged in the twenty-first century or have never actually disappeared, such as widespread diseases and two of the more persistent causes of ill health: air pollution and river pollution. The chapter goes on to take a look at agencies and government departments that provide health protection services, including the Environment Agency in England and Natural Resources Wales. Finally, it reviews the claim that empowerment should be a central aim of health promotion, the controversy surrounding health promotion evaluation methodologies, and whether health promotion was effective and cost-effective.

Keywords:   health promotion, civil society, homelessness, homeless people, ill health, air pollution, river pollution, health protection, empowerment, evaluation methodologies

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