If we want more evidence-based practice, we need more practice-based evidence.*


If we want more evidence-based practice, we need more practice-based evidence.*

Poland BD, Green LW, Rootman I (Eds.). Settings for Health Promotion: Linking Theory and Practice. Thousand Oaks/Newbury Park, CA: Sage Publications, 2000.

Book Reviews in:  Canadian Journal of Public Health   Health Promotion Practice


Editors: Blake Poland / Lawrence W. Green /Irving Rootman
Sage Publications (Newbury Park, CA)

For reviews on Amazon.com, excerpts from first chapter, and index, click here.

This book is the first full-length in-depth treatment of settings as a focal point for planning, organizing and implementing health promotion. The concept of 'setting' is fundamental to theory and practice in health promotion. Most health promotion activity is bounded in space and time within settings that provide the context in which interventions are planned, implemented, and evaluated. Settings also frame the context within which health is influenced, so that the setting itself becomes a target of intervention. Internationally renowned contributing authors from the United States, Canada, Europe, the United Kingdom, and New Zealand describe the state of the art in the theory and practice of health promotion in settings such as the home, school, workplace, community, and the (local and nation) state; and offer insightful commentaries on each other's work.


Chapter 1: Settings in, of, and for Health Promotion
   (Lawrence Green, Irving Rootman, Blake Poland)
Chapter 2: Health Promotion in the Home
   (Hassan Soubhi & Louise Potvin)
Commentary: Lawrence Fisher
Commentary: Ilze Kalnins
Chapter 3: The School As A Setting For Health Promotion
   (Guy Parcel, Steven Kelder, Karen Basen-Enquist)
Commentary: Cheryl Perry
Commentary: Peter McLaren, Zeus Leonardo, Xochitl Perez
Chapter 4: The Workplace As A Setting For Health Promotion
   (Michael Polanyi, John Frank, Harry Shannon,Terrence Sullivan, John Lavis)
Commentary: Robert Bertera
Commentary: Joan Eakin
Chapter 5: Health Care Institutions As Settings For Health Promotion
   (Joy Johnson)
Commentary: Jane Lethbridge
Commentary: Patricia Mullen & L. Kay Bartholomew
Chapter 6: Clinical General Practice As A Setting For Health Promotion
   (Vivek Goel, Warren McIsaac)
Commentary: David Butler-Jones
Commentary: Jane Zapka
Chapter 7: The Community As A Setting For Health Promotion
   (Marie Boutilier, Shelley Cleverly, Ronald Labonte)
Commentary: John Raeburn
Commentary: Evelyn deLeeuw
Chapter 8: The State As A Setting For Health Promotion
   (John Lavis, Terrence Sullivan)
Commentary: Marshal Kreuter
Chapter 9: Conclusion
   (Blake Poland, Lawrence Green, Irving Rootman)

For further information, please contact:

Blake D. Poland, Ph.D.
Department of Public Health Sciences
Faculty of Medicine, McMurrich Building
University of Toronto
Toronto, Ontario
Canada M5S 1A8
tel: 416_978_7542; fax: 416_978_2087
email: blake.poland@utoronto.ca

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