Promoting Health, 7th Edition

The Primary Health Care Approach
Authors :
Jane Taylor & Lily O’Hara & Lyn Talbot & Glenda Verrinder
Date of Publication: 03/2021

The seventh edition of Promoting Health is an essential book for a range of health practitioners to guide their health promotion practice within a comprehensive primary health care context. With a new author team featuring Jane Taylor and Lily O......view more

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The seventh edition of Promoting Health is an essential book for a range of health practitioners to guide their health promotion practice within a comprehensive primary health care context.

With a new author team featuring Jane Taylor and Lily O’Hara, the book explores the socio-ecological determinants of health and wellbeing as a foundation for holistic, ecological, salutogenic health promotion practice. The health promotion practice cycle, including evidence-based community assessment, program planning, implementation and evaluation, is described in detail. The book also includes chapters on five health promotion action areas.

Promoting Health is a comprehensive, easy-to-understand resource that students and practitioners will find themselves returning to throughout their studies and professional practice.


New to this edition
  • Updated framework for health promotion practice including distinction between comprehensive and selective primary health care approaches, and the addition of the health promotion practice cycle
  • Introduction to the values and principles of critical health promotion and their application within a comprehensive primary health care context
  • Increased focus on indigenous perspectives, with current Australian and New Zealand examples
  • Quizzes to check understanding of the content of each chapter

Key Features
  • Grounded in internationally recognised WHO health promotion frameworks including the Ottawa Charter for Health Promotion and subsequent charters and declarations
  • The role of systemic determinants of health and wellbeing including the social, economic, cultural, political, natural and built environments for a sustainable future
  • Sets of questions on putting the Ottawa Charter into practice
  • Tables that map chapter content to relevant International Union for Health Promotion and Education core competencies
  • More to Explore sections with additional resources
  • Reflective questions that enable consolidation of learning through practice activities
  • An eBook included with all print purchases

Additional resources on evolve
• eBook on VitalSource
Instructor resources:
• Chapter reflective questions and model responses
• Chapter quiz questions with correct responses
• Image Gallery
• Weblinks
Student resources:
• Chapter reflective questions
• Chapter quiz questions
• Weblinks


Author Information
By Jane Taylor, PhD, M Hlth Prom, Grad Cert Int Hlth, BEd, Associate Professor in Public Health (Health Promotion), University of the Sunshine Coast, QLD, Australia; Lily O’Hara, PhD, M Pub Hlth, Postgrad Cert Hlth Prom, BScPhD, M Pub Hlth, Postgrad Cert Hlth Prom, BSc, Associate Professor in Public Health (Health Promotion), Qatar University, Qatar; Lyn Talbot, Dr Pub Hlth, M Hlth Sc, Grad Dip Hlth Sc, Grad Cert Higher Ed, RN , Corporate and Community Planner—Strategy, City of Greater Bendigo, VIC, Australia and Glenda Verrinder, PhD, M Hlth Sc, Grad Dip Hlth Sc, Grad Cert Higher Ed, Cert CHN, RN, RM , Senior Lecturer, La Trobe Rural Health School, School of Science, Health and Engineering, La Trobe University, VIC, Australia