ABOUT THIS BOOK
- Features a broad spectrum of health promotion projects from Europe, Africa, the US, and Australia
- Highlights innovative public health interventions with a sport theme or taking place in a sport setting, addressing health issues such as HIV/AIDS, conflict and natural disasters, immunization, and mental health
- Examines the lessons learned and generalizability of these projects to other countries or other public health issues
This book captures a broad sample of work from around the world, providing those commissioning and delivering health interventions with both inspiration and practical guidance for setting up sports-based public health projects in their own areas. Using a case study approach, the book has an emphasis on the practical realities of delivering public health work balanced with an overview of current theory, evidence and policy. Sport is increasingly featured in the delivery of public health interventions across the globe, from small scale grassroots projects in local communities to health partnerships with major sporting events on the international stage. The role of sport in public health goes far beyond efforts to promote physical activity; with programmes as diverse as chlamydia screening in Australia and post-emergency psycho-social interventions in areas stricken by conflict and natural disasters.
Content Level » Professional/practitioner
Keywords » conflict and disaster response - global health - health promotion - immunization - international development - social capital building
Related subjects » Public Health - Social Sciences
TABLE OF CONTENTS
Introduction: The Role of Sport in Public Health.- Part I: Sport and Disaster Response.- Post-Earthquake, Iran.- Civil War, Ivory Coast.- Part II: Peace and Social Capital Building through Sport.- Open Fun Football Schools, Balkans.- Right to Play, International.- Dads and Lads, UK.- Fight for Peace, Brazil.- Part III: Sport and Immunisation.- Olympic Sport and Immunisation Festival, Ghana.- Kick Polio Out of Africa.- Part IV: Sport and Screening.- "Sex and Sport" Chlamydia Screening, Australia.- "Kick N Test" HIV and TB Screening Football Tournament, Kenya.- Part V: Health Promotion in Sports Settings.- CALM Mental Health Promotion in Rugby Clubs, UK.- Healthy Stadia, Europe.- Tackling Men's Health, UK.- Golf for People with Severe and Enduring Mental Health Problems, UK.- Premier League Health, UK.- Developing Health Promotion Resources for Use in Sports Settings, UK.- Part VI: Health Promotion with a Sport Theme.- HIV/AIDS Projects in Africa.- "It's a Goal" Mental Health Intervention, UK.- Liverpool FC Men's Health Work.- Conclusion.
AUTHORS & EDITORS
Alan White is a professor of Men's Health at Leeds Met University. David Conrad is a Specialty Registrar in Public Health at Liverpool PCT and Associate Member of the Centre for Men's Health at Leeds Met. Together they have previously edited two books for health professionals – Men's Health: How To Do It (published by Radcliffe in 2007) and Promoting Men's Mental Health (Radcliffe 2010). Professor White is currently evaluating the Premier League Health with the English Premier League, is part of the Evaluation team of the Fit Fans in Training initiative with the Scottish Premier League and has run a two season long health campaign with the Leeds Rhino’s Rugby League team. He has recently headed up the completion of the ‘State of Men’s Health in Europe Report’ for the European Commission.