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Health Promotion

Lawrence W. Green

in Public Health

ISBN: 9780199756797
Published online February 2011 | | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/obo/9780199756797-0004
Health Promotion

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While the scope and definition of health promotion continues to evolve, international consensus has settled on some essential elements of this new emphasis in public health. These include educational, environmental, and organizational supports to enable people to gain greater control over the determinants of their health. This entry identifies resources that pertain to the definition, development, and implementation of health promotion. Health-promotion programs are established at the micro and macro levels of society, from organizational and community initiatives to worldwide campaigns. Health promotion in developing nations has increasingly shifted from predominantly emphasizing communicable-disease control to giving increasing attention to chronic-disease prevention, with death and disease caused by tobacco use and obesity leading the way.

Article.  5405 words. 

Subjects: Public Health and Epidemiology

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