Promoting Human Wellness: New Frontiers for Research, Practice, and Policy

Promoting Human Wellness: New Frontiers for Research, Practice, and Policy

Promoting Human Wellness: New Frontiers for Research, Practice, and Policy

Promoting Human Wellness: New Frontiers for Research, Practice, and Policy

Synopsis

"This very important work calls for research and policy-making that is proactive, multi-level, multi-method, and interdisciplinary--not disease-driven. It synthesizes perspectives on wellness that have the potential to produce a paradigm shift in research and policy planning, implementation, and evaluation." -- Lene Levy-Storms, University of California, Los Angeles, Department of Medicine/Geriatrics

"[This book] helps broaden the field of inquiry and legitimates the social and political perspectives in health care research and planning." --Ellen R. Shaffer, University of California, San Francisco, Program in Medical Ethics

Excerpt

On behalf of the University of California, we are proud to offer this collection of essays and Wellness Papers in the new Promoting Human Wellness text. This volume represents the fruits of a collaborative vision shared by The California Wellness Foundation (TCWF) and the University of California. Since 1991, Wellness Award Lectures have been published annually as policy analyses of varied elements of health promotion and disease prevention, emanating from a selection of the most innovative work of University of California faculty. In 1997, we accepted an invitation from the University of California Press to expand that vision into a text on human wellness, augmented by invited contributions from national experts who have written original papers on the state of women's health, AIDS prevention developments, and wellness promotion evaluation strategies.

The original Wellness Award topics and authors were chosen as a result of an annual university-wide call for abstracts and blinded peer review of submissions. The abstracts were screened for scholarly excellence and applicability to a wide array of health promotion and disease prevention issues. A distinguished university-wide multidisciplinary committee of deans, faculty, and other academic personnel reviewed the submissions and selected each year's awardees. With the addition of invited . . .

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