Health Promotion and the Policy Process

Paperback | September 25, 2013

EditorCarole Clavier, Evelyne de Leeuw

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Scholars and governments recognize the importance of policy development and implementation for population health, but there is a lack of systematic theoretical and conceptual development in the health field to address the issue. Health Promotion and the Policy Process is the first book to takean in-depth look at the theoretical advances in the political sciences, including discussing the significance of political economy and sociology, which so far have made little progress in health promotion development. The book argues that focusing on how public policies work makes it possible to move beyond the more behavioural "health education" approach, and make the transition from political statements to political strategies. The authors draw from a wide array of theories on the policy process in the fieldsof political science and political sociology to illuminate health promotion strategies and objectives. For example they discuss how Kingdon's Multiple Streams Model, Sabatier's Advocacy-Coalition Framework and policy network theories can contribute to greater health equity, healthy public policiesand community development. Through practical and critical tools, research, and experience-based discussion, Health Promotion and the Policy Process discusses how theories can be used to influence, evaluate, orient or implement health promotion interventions and policies. This book will be essential reading for healthpromoters who want to make a difference by influencing social determinants of health at the policy level including students, public health professionals, researchers, practitioners, decision makers and those concerned with applied policy research.

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Scholars and governments recognize the importance of policy development and implementation for population health, but there is a lack of systematic theoretical and conceptual development in the health field to address the issue. Health Promotion and the Policy Process is the first book to takean in-depth look at the theoretical advance...

Carole Clavier is Assistant Professor in the Department of political science at UQAM - Universite du Quebec a Montreal, Canada. She studies public policies for health, in particular how health becomes a legitimate policy issue for urban and regional governments. Evelyne de Leeuw is Chair of Community Health Systems and Policy at Deakin...

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:256 pages, 9.69 × 6.73 × 0.01 inPublished:September 25, 2013Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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1. Carole Clavier and Evelyne de Leeuw: Framing public policy in health promotion: ubiquitous, yet elusive2. Evelyne de Leeuw and Eric Breton: Policy change theories in health promotion research: a review3. Coalitions advocacy action and research for policy development: Coalitions advocacy action and research for policy development4. Toba Bryant: Policy change and the social determinants of health5. Louise Potvin and Carole Clavier: Actor-Network Theory: The governance of intersectoral initiatives6. Evelyne de Leeuw, Belinda Townsend, Erik Martin, Catherine M. Jones, and Carole Clavier: Emerging theoretical frameworks for global health governance7. David Hunter: Getting knowledge on 'wicked problems' in health promotion into action8. Evelyne de Leeuw, Michael Keizer, and Marjan Hoeijmakers: Health policy networks: connecting the disconnected9. Alfred Rutten, Peter Gelius, and Karim Abu-Omar: Action theory and policy analysis: The ADEPT model10. Fran Baum, Angela Lawless, and Carmel Williams: Health in All Policies from international ideas to local implementation: policies, systems and organizations11. Carole Clavier and Evelyne de Leeuw: Wrap-up: practice a new health political science