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Evaluating Health PromotionPractice and Methods$
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Margaret Thorogood and Yolande Coombes

Print publication date: 2010

Print ISBN-13: 9780199569298

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: September 2010

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199569298.001.0001

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Historical and policy approaches

Historical and policy approaches

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(p.11) Chapter 2 Historical and policy approaches
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Evaluating Health Promotion
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Virginia Berridge (Contributor Webpage)

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DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199569298.003.0002

This chapter develops a historical understanding of health promotion at two different levels. First, it looks at how what we now term ‘health promotion’ fits into changing definitions of public health and the rationales for those definitions since the 18th century. It then carries out a historical evaluation of recent events, looking at how health promotion has come onto the agenda both nationally and internationally since the 1970s.

Keywords:   health promotion, public health, health policy, historic evaluation

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