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Macmillan Higher Education Palgrave Higher Education

Partnerships for Public Health and Well-being

Policy and Practice

ISBN 9780230202252
Publication Date October 2013
Formats Paperback Ebook 
Publisher Palgrave
Series Interagency Working in Health and Social Care

Written by a leading author, this text provides a much needed account of UK public health and well-being policies and considers their influence on practice.  With an emphasis on the importance of inter-agency and inter-professional approaches, this text is vital reading for all students and practitioners of public health and well-being.

Rob Baggott is Professor of Public Policy and the co-founder and director of the Health Policy Research Unit at De Montfort University, Leicester, UK.  Rob is an experienced author and has written several leading textbooks including Health and Health Care in Britain, Public Health: Policy and Politics and Understanding Health Policy.

1. Partnerships for Public Health and Well-being
2. Partnerships at the International level
3. Partnerships in Historical Context
4. Partnerships under New Labour
5. Partnerships and the Coalition Government
6. Partnerships with the Community and Citizens
7. Partnerships with the Voluntary Sector
8. Partnerships with the Private Sector


This book is without doubt a superb resource for anyone who wants to understand what makes partnerships for public health and wellbeing succeed - or fail.' Alan Maryon-Davis, Honorary Professor of Public Health, Kings College London, UK and Editor-in-Chief of Public Health Today
'This comprehensive, clearly structured and well written textbook provides a detailed and critical account of partnerships for public health and well being in the UK – how they have evolved, their driving forces, and their pros and cons. This textbook will prove invaluable both to academics seeking to explore the whys and wherefores of partnership working, and to practitioners seeking to understand how to make the most effective use of partnerships.' - Jennie Naidoo, Associate Lecturer, Faculty of Health and Life Sciences, University of the West of England, UK
'Providing a comprehensive overview of the current policy landscape and detailed discussion on the different types of health and wellbeing partnerships, this book is a fantastic resource for anyone wanting to understand why and how intersectoral working remains central to efforts to improve population health.' - Jane South, Professor of Healthy Communities, Leeds Metropolitan University, UK
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