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Settings For Health Promotion: Linking Theory And Practice.

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.

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:, (summarized on the IHPR web site