Commissioning health and wellbeing

The case for promoting health and wellbeing and illness prevention is compelling on both moral and economic and ethical grounds. This new publication on Commissioning Health and Wellbeing, co-authored by Chris Heginbotham and Karen Newbigging, who has recently joined HSMC, aims to support commissioners in translating current aspirations for public mental and physical health into tangible commissioning strategies. This book takes a life-course approach and examines commissioning for children, working-age adults and older people. Drawing on the rapidly growing evidence base, the authors critically examine how available resources, both human and financial, can be used in practice to focus on health and wellbeing as well as illness.

You might also be interested in a book on Partnerships for Public Health and Well-being, edited by HSMC Director Prof. Jon Glasby