Journal Article

Healthy public policies: looking ahead

Rüdiger Krech

in Health Promotion International

Volume 26, issue suppl_2, pages ii268-ii272
Published in print December 2011 | ISSN: 0957-4824
Published online December 2011 | e-ISSN: 1460-2245 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/heapro/dar066
Healthy public policies: looking ahead

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Health has moved up on the political agendas of most governments around the globe. The interdependence of economic, environmental and social conditions and health is increasingly understood. In turn, the experiences in health promotion with building healthy public policies become more important. Future “health in all policies” efforts, however, need to consider changing political contexts. There is some scope to review the focus on GDP when measuring economic development, and how health promotion considers both the opportunities and responsibilities of industry as part of healthy public policies.

Keywords: public policy; Ottawa Charter

Journal Article.  2524 words. 

Subjects: Public Health and Epidemiology

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