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Understanding health promotion
  1. S V Bremberg
  1. Department of Public Health Sciences, Karolinska Institute and Swedish National Institute of Public Health, Stockholm, Sweden;

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    Edited by Helen Keleher, Colin MacDougall, Berni Murphy. . Published by Oxford University Press, Melbourne, 2007, £21.99. ISBN 9780195552942

    A substantial number of books on health promotion have been published. Google Books lists 1832 books with “Health Promotion” in the title. Thus, a new volume has to add something novel. This book promises to highlight equity and social determinant approaches to practice. There is a need for such books as social determinants have not been prominent in the health promotion literature. One of the authors even states that traditional health promotion might have contributed to increasing disparities in health. The book presents …

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