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What is health promotion?

Alison Blenkinsopp, Rhona Panton and Claire Anderson

in Health Promotion for Pharmacists

Second edition

Published in print December 1999 | ISBN: 9780192630445
Published online September 2009 | e-ISBN: 9780191723575 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780192630445.003.0001
What is health promotion?

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This chapter reviews the history of the changing health of the population since the mid-19th century and addresses some of the key issues in health promotion today. It discusses the social, political, personal, and medical factors which influence health. This background helps with the understanding the context of health promotion activities and advice which they might be offered.

Keywords: pharmacy practice; pharmacists; population health; health promotion activities

Chapter.  7863 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Public Health and Epidemiology

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