Handbook of Settings-Based Health Promotion

Kokko, Sami and Baybutt, Michelle, eds. (2022) Handbook of Settings-Based Health Promotion. Springer. ISBN 978-3-030-95855-8

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Official URL: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-95856-5


This book's central focus is to provide academics, students, policy-makers, and practitioners with a unique insight into a wide variety of perspectives on settings-based health promotion. It offers clarity amidst different interpretations and ideological understandings of what applying a settings-based approach means. Emphasis is given to a salutogenic focus, exploring how the creation of wellbeing and fostering of potential in settings to best enable individuals and populations to flourish implies that the setting itself must be the entry point for health promotion. Building on this, the text explores how the settings approach to health promotion strives for changes in the structure and ethos of the setting – detailing how changes and developments in people's health and health behavior are easier to achieve if health promoters focus on settings rather than solely on individuals.

The book comprises 15 chapters organized in three sections:

In Part I, Evolution, Foundations and Key Principles of the Settings-Based Approach, the first four chapters present the determinants, theoretical basis, and generic commonalities that are consistent over various settings initiatives and formulate the grounds for the settings-based health promotion approach.

In Part II, Applying the Settings-Based Approach to Key Settings, Chapters 5-13 introduce the key settings initiatives – both traditional and non-traditional (new and contemporary) – with their developments and specific features.

In Part III, Gaia – The Ultimate Setting for Health Promotion, the last two chapters consider the settings approach in the context of future challenges and explore possible directions for further development.

Handbook of Settings-Based Health Promotion has novel information and perspectives on the topic that provide readers with up-to-date specialist knowledge and application of global developments to develop and enhance a common understanding and generate new thinking in relation to contemporary settings. This timely tome will engage the academic community in the fields of health promotion and public health including students, teaching staff, and researchers. Additionally, it is a useful resource for policy-makers and practitioners in these fields.


Section title
Section author
Front Matter
Evolution of the Settings-Based Approach
Mark Dooris, Sami Kokko, Evelyne de Leeuw
Theoretical Grounds and Practical Principles of the Settings-Based Approach
Mark Dooris, Sami Kokko, Michelle Baybutt
Governance and Policies for Settings-Based Work
Evelyne de Leeuw, Patrick Harris
Assessment for and Evaluation of Healthy Settings
Marilyn E. Rice
Front Matter
Healthy Cities
Evelyne de Leeuw
Health-Promoting Schools
Lawrence St. Leger, Goof Buijs, Nastaran Keshavarz Mohammadi, Albert Lee
Health-Promoting Hospitals
Jürgen M. Pelikan, Birgit Metzler, Peter Nowak
Health-Promoting Higher Education
Mark Dooris
Health-Promoting Workplaces
Karl Kuhn, Cordia Chu
Prisons as a Setting for Health
James Woodall, Michelle Baybutt
Health Promotion in Sports Settings
Aurélie Van Hoye, Susanna Geidne, Jan Seghers, Aoife Lane, Alex Donaldson, Matthew Philpott et al.
Digital Environment and Social Media as Settings for Health Promotion
Diane Levin-Zamir, Isabella C. Bertschi, Evelyn McElhinney, Gill Rowlands
Emerging Settings
Michelle Baybutt, Sami Kokko, Alana Crimeen, Evelyne de Leeuw, Emma Tomalin, Jo Sadgrove et al.
Front Matter
Gaia and the Anthropocene: The Ultimate Determinant of Health
Trevor Hancock
Health Promotion in the Anthropocene
Trevor Hancock
Back Matter

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