Chapter 10: Promoting health

Journal Article 10.1: Shahid, H.J. and Shahid, R.J. (2016) ‘Health promotion: nutrition in primary care,’ InnovAiT: Education and Inspiration for General Practice, 9(4): 221-228.

Description: This article looks at current patterns of adult nutrition in the UK, the benefits of improving nutrition habits, and methods to overcome barriers to achieving these outcomes, such as employing health promotion models and working in partnership with local and national organisations.


Journal Article 10.2: Sohl, S.J., Birdee, G. and Elam, R. (2016) ‘Complementary tools to empower and sustain behavior change,’ American Journal of Lifestyle Medicine, 10(16): 429-436.

Description: This review highlights motivational interviewing and mindfulness along with other evidence based strategies for enhancing patient -centered communication and the behaviour change process.


Journal Article 10.3: Dalum, P., Lyng Brandt, C., Skov-Ettrup, L., Tolstrup, J. and Kok, G. (2016) ‘The systematic development of an internet-based smoking cessation intervention for adults,’ Health Promotion Practice, 17(4): 490-500.

Description: Reports on a project the aims of which were to determine whether intervention mapping is a suitable strategy for developing an Internet- and text message–based smoking cessation intervention. Method.


Journal Article 10.4: Price, J.H. and Khubchandani, J. and Webb, J. (2018) ‘Poverty and health disparities: what can public health professionals do?’ Health Promotion Practice, 19(2): 170-174.

Description: This article summarizes the opportunities for public health practice with individuals living in poverty.