Wellbeing: its influence and local impact on public health.

La Placa, V. and Knight, A., 2014. Wellbeing: its influence and local impact on public health. Public Health, 128 (1), 38 - 42.

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DOI: 10.1016/j.puhe.2013.09.017

Abstract

Objectives: To explore the emergence of the concept of well-being and examine its influences on the modernization of the public health structure at the local level. Study design: The article applies a theoretical and policy orientated approach. Methods: The article assesses the concept of well-being and applies its uses to local policy and practice. Results:The concept of well-being has implications for the development of local public health structures, policy making and delivery. Conclusions:In terms of local policy making, it enables public health professionals to develop locally based concepts and uses of well-being, engage communities, make links to social capital and consider wider determinants within them. In terms of delivery, it focuses attention on the need for collaboration between local statutory and voluntary organizations in applying local concepts of well-being to public health policy; and engaging with healthcare interventions grounded within local context and needs.

Item Type:Article
ISSN:0033-3506
Uncontrolled Keywords:Public health; Well-being; Policy discourse; Communities; Big society; Localism; Social capital
Group:Faculty of Health & Social Sciences
ID Code:28549
Deposited By: Unnamed user with email symplectic@symplectic
Deposited On:06 Apr 2017 10:46
Last Modified:06 Apr 2017 10:46

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