|About the book|
“This excellent book could not be more timely. It must now be apparent to almost everyone that we cannot go on as we have done in the past … The authors set out a vision of a future in which we have rebalanced our relationship with the world around us. They give us a sense of purpose and reason for hope that, together, we might be able to attain it.”
Professor Martin McKee CBE, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, UK
“This book grounds the new approach to public health in systems thinking, challenges mantras of modernity and prioritizes sustainability and well-being. Read it and take the third public health revolution the next step forward.”
Professor Ilona Kickbusch, Director Global Health Programme, The Graduate Institute, Geneva, Switzerland
“With the emerging evidence from the Human Genome Project that genes play little part in the genesis of most illness, this is a particularly timely book: it shows the central part that public health interventions must play in creating a healthy population.”
Oliver James, Broadcaster, journalist, clinical psychologist and bestselling book author
Obesity, depression, addiction, loss of wellbeing: these are issues which sap the resources and spirit of modern practitioners. Public health is being challenged by the existence of an 'ingenuity gap' – the gap between an interacting kaleidoscope of problems and our capacity to respond effectively.
This innovative text bridges the gap between current public health values and skills and those required to tackle future challenges. The authors introduce the key models and theories of public health, as well as the factors that have shaped its history and development.
The book also:
The Future Public Health is informed by a six year research project, commissioned by the Scottish Government, to trace the development of our current situation and look for solutions to the challenges facing public health. Visit the AfterNow website (www.afternow.co.uk) to access an array of resources including:
|About the authors|
Phil Hanlon is Professor of Public Health at the University of Glasgow, UK.
Sandra Carlisle is Research Associate at the Institute for Health & Wellbeing, University of Glasgow, UK.
Margaret Hannah is Deputy Director of Public Health for NHS Fife, UK.
Andrew Lyon is the Converger of the International Futures Forum, Aberdour, UK.
|Table of contents|
Part 1 Public Health Past and Present
Chapter 1 - Towards the Future Public Health
Chapter 2 - Development of Public Health in the UK
Chapter 3 - Public Health Today
Part 2 Modern Public Health Challenges
Chapter 4 - Inequalities in Health - an Enduring Problem
Chapter 5 - Public Health, Modern Culture and Wellbeing
Chapter 6 - Emerging Public Health Challenges - Obesity and Addictions
Chapter 7 - Population Growth and Ageing
Chapter 8 - Public Health and the Challenge of Sustainability
Part 3 The Future Public Health
Chapter 9 - An Integrative Framework for the Future Public Health
Chapter 10 - Applying the Integrative Framework to the Major Public Health Challenges and the Future NHS
Chapter 11 - A Fifth Wave for Public Health and the Future Public Health Practitioner