Ottawa Charter

Evelyne de Leeuw

in Public Health

ISBN: 9780199756797
Published online February 2011 | | DOI:
Ottawa Charter


The Ottawa Charter for Health Promotion (see Introductory Works) is widely regarded as the visionary gospel for the international health promotion movement. Agreed upon and published at the First International Conference on Health Promotion (Ottawa, 17–21 November 1986), it codified and amalgamated a number of changes in health perspectives that started to emerge in the 1960s and 1970s. It called for a broader social model of health to complement, not replace, the disease-oriented and often-individual behaviorist clinical perspective.

Article.  6280 words. 

Subjects: Public Health and Epidemiology

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