Sports-Based Health Interventions

Case Studies from Around the World

  • David Conrad
  • Alan White

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxxv
  2. Sport and Health: Setting the Scene

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. David Conrad, Alan White
      Pages 3-27
    3. David Conrad, Maria Abraham
      Pages 77-87
  3. Case Studies

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 89-89
    2. June Webber, Chris Skinner
      Pages 139-149
    3. Fabian Yuh Shiong Kong, Margaret Hellard, Jane Hocking
      Pages 151-159
    4. Enouce Ndeche, Samson Chama
      Pages 161-171
    5. Kitrina Douglas, David Carless
      Pages 173-180
    6. Emma Sherry
      Pages 181-188
    7. Vikrem Vybav, V. G. Raghvendran, Marisa Schlenker, Abhijeet Barse
      Pages 201-209
    8. Luke Dowdney, Alice Sampson
      Pages 211-230
    9. Pete Sayers, Helen Spandler
      Pages 269-277
    10. David Conrad, Alan White
      Pages 309-316
  4. Back Matter
    Pages 317-324

About this book


This unique volume explores a growing collaboration between the sport and health sectors to deliver innovative public health interventions in the community. It explores the role of sport and sports settings as a vehicle for achieving health outcomes, as well as some of the practical and moral challenges presented by sport and public health partnerships working together.
Twenty detailed examples illustrate the broad range of programs which have already been developed around the world, from across the spectrum of public health activity.
Chapters include: 
• Time Out for Your Health: A sports-based health intervention approach with American football teams
• Promoting Mental Wellbeing in Rugby League communities
• Slum Soccer – female empowerment through football
• Football 4 Peace
• Sport as a post-disaster psychosocial intervention for children in Bam, Iran
• Sex and Sport: An Australian rules football-based chlamydia screening initiative

As well as showcasing what has been achieved in this exciting new field, Sports-based Health Interventions shares valuable advice and lessons learnt to inform the next generation of sports-based public health initiatives.


conflict and disaster response global health health promotion immunization international development social capital building

Editors and affiliations

  • David Conrad
    • 1
  • Alan White
    • 2
  1. 1.Hertfordshire County Council HertfordUnited Kingdom
  2. 2.Institute for Health & WellbeingLeeds Beckett UniversityLeedsUnited Kingdom

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media New York 2016
  • Publisher Name Springer, New York, NY
  • eBook Packages Medicine Medicine (R0)
  • Print ISBN 978-1-4614-5995-8
  • Online ISBN 978-1-4614-5996-5
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