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The Future for Health Promotion

Colin Palfrey


Does health promotion have a lasting and positive effect on people? With mounting pressure to reduce costs to the NHS and increasing scepticism of the so-called nanny state, health promotion initiatives are increasingly being criticised as costly and ineffective, with many arguing that health inequalities can only be reduced through radical political and economic change. This book examines the methods used to evaluate the value of health promotion projects and determines whether attempts to change people's lifestyles have proved successful. Taking into account the practical and ethical issues ... More

Keywords: health promotion, NHS, nanny state, health inequalities, lifestyles, lifestyle change

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2018 Print ISBN-13: 9781447341239
Published to Policy Press Scholarship Online: January 2019 DOI:10.1332/policypress/9781447341239.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Colin Palfrey, author