New public health

Ashton, John R. and Thurston, Miranda N. (2016) New public health. In: Quah, Stella, (ed.) International Encyclopedia of Public Health (Second Edition). Elsevier, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, pp. 231-239. Full text not available from this repository.

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The emergence of the idea of the New Public Health in recent years has provided a powerful focus for integrating action on contemporary health issues. It has also provided a stimulus for rethinking ways of working, with an emphasis on public engagement and empowerment, multidisciplinary and partnership working, and an ecological view of the city – alongside other settings – as a habitat that shapes the lives and well-being of its inhabitants. The term is not uncontested and has led to different accounts of what it comprises. It has also led to some of the most creative recent examples of public health action, such as the World Health Organization's Healthy Cities initiative. Against a backdrop of mounting disruption to world ecosystems and institutions from a multiplicity of causes, the New Public Health remains particularly prescient in the twenty-first Century and offers a framework of ideas for developing pragmatic approaches to improving population health and narrowing social inequalities in health.

Item Type: Book Section
Journal / Publication Title: International Encyclopedia of Public Health (Second Edition)
Publisher: Elsevier
ISBN: 9780128037089
Departments: Academic Departments > Health, Psychology & Social Studies (HPSS)
Additional Information: Professor John R. Ashton CBE is an Honorary Fellow at the University of Cumbria.
Depositing User: Anna Lupton
Date Deposited: 14 Nov 2016 19:32
Last Modified: 12 Jan 2024 16:17
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