Part of the Understanding Public Health series, this fully updated new edition aims to help students and professionals develop understanding of the core health promotion theories. In doing so it helps readers use these theories to underpin their practice. The new edition has been comprehensively updated by a new author and now includes more indepth chapters that: Take an indepth look at key issues including determinants of health Are completely up to date with current health promotion theory and issues More focus on the underpinning theory of health promotion activitiesAll chapters have extensive pedagogy to engage readers and bring the theory to life. The book uses international examples throughout. Contributors: Franklin Apfel, Virginia Berridge, Sara Cooper, Liza Cragg, Maggie Davies, Nick Fahy, Adam Fletcher, Ford Hickson, Anis Kazi, Wendy Macdowall, Alex Mold, Antony Morgan, Don Nutbeam, Mark Petticrew, Morten Skovdal and Nicki Thorogood.