Global Perspectives on Health Promotion Effectiveness

  • David V. McQueen
  • Catherine M. Jones

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XXI
  2. The Global Programme on Health Promotion Effectiveness

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. David V. McQueen, Catherine M. Jones
      Pages 3-11
    3. Catherine M. Jones, Mary Amuyunzu-Nyamongo, Ursel Broesskamp-Stone, Ligia de Salazar, Steve Fawcett, Marcia Hills et al.
      Pages 13-31
    4. Catherine M. Jones, Maurice B. Mittelmark
      Pages 33-40
    5. J. Hope Corbin, Maurice B. Mittelmark
      Pages 41-48
  3. Reports from the Field

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 49-49
    2. Evelyne de Leeuw
      Pages 51-66
    3. Margaret M. Barry, Vikram Patel, Eva Jané-Llopis, John Raeburn, Maurice B. Mittelmark
      Pages 67-86
    4. Trevor Shilton, Adrian Bauman, Fiona Bull, Olga Sarmiento
      Pages 87-106
    5. Lawrence St. Leger, Lloyd Kolbe, Albert Lee, Douglas S. McCall, Ian M. Young
      Pages 107-124
    6. Tim Lobstein, Boyd Swinburn
      Pages 125-150
    7. Karen Slama, Cynthia Callard, Yussuf Saloojee, Bungon Rithiphakdee
      Pages 151-161
    8. Peter Howat, David Sleet, Bruce Maycock, Randy Elder
      Pages 163-178
  4. Global Areas of Interest that Challenge the Assessment of Health Promotion Effectiveness

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 179-179
    2. Ronald Labonte
      Pages 181-200
    3. Andrea Neiman, Mary Hall
      Pages 201-224
    4. Marilyn Metzler, Mary Amuyunzu-Nyamongo, Alok Mukhopadhyay, Ligia de Salazar
      Pages 225-245
    5. Anne W. Bunde-Birouste, Jan E. Ritchie
      Pages 247-258
  5. Global Debates about Effectiveness of Health Promotion

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 279-279
    2. David V. McQueen
      Pages 281-303
    3. Stefano Campostrini
      Pages 305-325
    4. Mark Dooris, Blake Poland, Lloyd Kolbe, Evelyne de Leeuw, Douglas S. McCall, Joan Wharf-Higgins
      Pages 327-352
    5. Louise Potvin, Pascale Mantoura, Valéry Ridde
      Pages 367-384
    6. Valéry Ridde, Treena Delormier, Ghislaine Goudreau
      Pages 385-399
    7. Maurice B. Mittelmark, Catherine M. Jones, Marie-Claude Lamarre, Martha W. Perry, Marianne van der Wel, Marilyn Wise
      Pages 401-412
  6. Back Matter
    Pages 413-425

About this book


As health improvement initiatives take center stage worldwide, public health professionals face an ongoing challenge to prove that the programs are worthwhile and that interventions make an impact. The Global Programme on Health Promotion Effectiveness (GPHPE) of the International Union for Health Promotion and Education takes on this challenge in Global Perspectives on Health Promotion Effectiveness. Fifty-five contributors representing six continents come together to analyze major programs around the world and evaluate their effectiveness. The result is a symposium in a book, the first in a series, representing the best critical thinking on crucial issues such as these:

  • Assessment of evidence and evaluation of effectiveness in an international context.
  • Synthesis of progress on the various GPHPE regional projects, with candid evaluations of strengths and limitations, and factors unique to each region.
  • Advocacy to strengthen the evidence base for mental health promotion, physical activity promotion and a wide range of settings-based health promotion interventions.
  • Challenges to health promotion and its assessment, including peace-building, urbanization, globalization, and social determinants.
  • Global debates on emerging health promotion arenas—equity, methodology, partnership, development in adverse political climates, and others—as to whether or not traditional concepts of evidence, impact, and outcomes can be applied.

Global Perspectives on Health Promotion Effectiveness is a significant document with profound implications for practitioners involved in implementing health promotion programs. It will serve as a vital source of frontline knowledge for researchers and students of public health.


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Editors and affiliations

  • David V. McQueen
    • 1
  • Catherine M. Jones
    • 2
  1. 1.Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)AtlantaUnited States
  2. 2.International Union for Health Promotion and EducationSaint-DenisFrance

Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media, LLC 2007
  • Publisher Name Springer, New York, NY
  • eBook Packages Medicine
  • Print ISBN 978-0-387-70973-4
  • Online ISBN 978-0-387-70974-1
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