Chapter 14. Developing Programmes, Services and Reducing Inequalities

  1. Lesley Coles BA, RN, DN, RM, RHV, RNT, Cert Ed2 and
  2. Elizabeth Porter BA, MPhil, PGCEA, RN, RM, RHV, PT Programme Leader for MSc/BSc (Hons)3
  1. Xena Dion RGN, RM, HV(Dip), BSc, MSc Specialist Public Health Practitioner

Published Online: 29 JAN 2009

DOI: 10.1002/9781444302578.ch14

Public Health Skills: A Practical Guide for Nurses and Public Health Practitioners

Public Health Skills: A Practical Guide for Nurses and Public Health Practitioners

How to Cite

Dion, X. (2008) Developing Programmes, Services and Reducing Inequalities, in Public Health Skills: A Practical Guide for Nurses and Public Health Practitioners (eds L. Coles and E. Porter), Blackwell Publishing Ltd., Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781444302578.ch14

Editor Information

  1. 2

    Deputy Award Leader Pre Qualifying Nursing Programme, University of Southampton, UK

  2. 3

    Public Health Practice, University of Southampton, UK

Author Information

  1. Bournemouth and Poole Primary Care Trust, UK

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 29 JAN 2009
  2. Published Print: 28 MAR 2008

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781405155199

Online ISBN: 9781444302578

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Keywords:

  • developing programmes, services and reducing inequalities;
  • developing community programmes and existing skills;
  • essential new skills - community development, project management and effective leadership;
  • knowledge of national and local public health policy;
  • critical analysis and communicating – asking and listening, cultural awareness;
  • communication and interpersonal skills, networking, motivating others and leadership;
  • skills needed for public consultation;
  • project management, planning, organizing, budget management, report writing and risk assessment;
  • practitioner learning from successful and ‘failed’ projects

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • Context

  • Developing Existing Skills

  • Essential New Skills: Community Development, Project Management and Effective Leadership

  • Steps to Developing Public Health Programmes and Services

  • Missing Skills

  • Conclusion

  • References