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Well-being: its influence and local impact on public health

Well-being: its influence and local impact on public health

La Placa, V. and Knight, A. (2014) Well-being: its influence and local impact on public health. Public Health, 128 (1). pp. 38-42. ISSN 0033-3506 (doi:

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To explore the emergence of the concept of well-being and examine its influences on the modernization of the public health structure at the local level.

Study design:
The article applies a theoretical and policy orientated approach.

The article assesses the concept of well-being and applies its uses to local policy and practice.

The concept of well-being has implications for the development of local public health structures, policy making and delivery.

In terms of local policy making, it enables public health professionals to develop locally based concepts and uses of well-being, engage communities, make links to social capital and consider wider determinants within them. In terms of delivery, it focuses attention on the need for collaboration between local statutory and voluntary organizations in applying local concepts of well-being to public health policy; and engaging with healthcare interventions grounded within local context and needs.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: public health, well-being, policy discourse, communities, Big society, localism, social capital
Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BF Psychology
Faculty / School / Research Centre / Research Group: Faculty of Education, Health & Human Sciences > School of Human Sciences (HUM)
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