Concepts of Health Promotion Notes

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Concepts of Health Promotion Notes Health Concept is individualized, health as energy, functional ability, diseasepreventing lifestyles Leading Health Problems defined in terms of behavioural risk factors: smoking, poor eating habits, lack of fitness, drug abuse, alcohol abuse, poor stress coping, lack of lifeskills, etc. Principal Strategies : health education, social marketing, advocacy for public policies supporting lifestyle choices (e.g. smoking bans, low fat meat production, bicycle paths, ad bans) Target: high risk groups, children and youth General Approach: individualized, elements of societal focus as related to public policy Actors: public health workers, illnessrelated advocacy groups (e.g., Cancer Society), governments Health Concept is a positive state defined in connectedness to one's family/friends/community, being in control, ability to do things that
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Unformatted text preview: are important or have meaning, community and societal structures supporting human development • Leading Health Problems defined in terms of psychosocial risk factors and socioenvironmental risk conditions: poverty, income gap, isolation, powerlessness, pollution, stressful environments, hazardous living and working conditions, etc. • • Principal Strategies : small group development, community development, coalition building, political action and advocacy, societal change • Target: high risk societal conditions • General Approach : structural, focussed on organization of communities and society, development of just political/economic policies • Actors: citizens, social development and welfare organizations, political movements and parties...
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