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<i>The health of the nation</i>

Kenneth C. Calman

in The Potential for Health

Published in print July 1998 | ISBN: 9780192629449
Published online September 2009 | e-ISBN: 9780191723674 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780192629449.003.0003
The health of the nation

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This short chapter looks at the various strategies which have been developed to improve health at a national level. These are generally based on the World Health Organisation's ‘Health for All’ programme. It considers how to deliver the strategy through such concepts as healthy settings, partnerships, and workplaces. It gives some examples as to how such programmes have been effective in changing health outcomes.

Keywords: health of the nation; strategy; changing health; World Health Organisation; Health for All

Chapter.  2181 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Public Health and Epidemiology

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