Making It Better : Gender-Transformative Health Promotion, Paperback / softback Book

Making It Better : Gender-Transformative Health Promotion Paperback / softback

Edited by Lorraine Greaves, Ann Pederson, Nancy Poole


In this innovative collection, leading thinkers in clinical medicine, sociology, epidemiology, kinesiology, education, and public policy reveal how health promotion is failing communities by failing women.

Despite a longstanding consensus that social inequalities shape global patterns of illness and opportunities for health, mainstream health promotion frameworks continue to ignore gender at relational, household, community, and state levels.

Exploring the ways in which gendered norms affect health and social equity for all human beings, Making It Better invites us to rethink conventional approaches to health promotion and to strive for transformative initiatives and policies.

Offering practical tools and evidence-based strategies for moving from gender integration to gender transformation, this anthology is required reading for policymakers, health promotion and healthcare practitioners, researchers, community developers, and social service providers.


  • Format: Paperback / softback
  • Pages: 366 pages
  • Publisher: Women's Press of Canada
  • Publication Date:
  • Category: Medicine: general issues
  • ISBN: 9780889615199



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