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The process of educating about and explaining determinants of health, drawing attention to risk factors for disease, injury, and premature death, and encouraging adoption of policies, strategies, tactics, and personal behaviors, such as lifestyle choices that may promote good health. This is done in many ways, including health education in schools, community groups, clubs and associations, and the media, such as television, magazines, newspapers, and, increasingly, the Internet. It may be done one to one or with small groups or a mass audience. Health advocacy is a concern of many health professionals, professional groups, voluntary agencies, public interest groups, lobby groups, and other organizations, including foundations, such as those concerned with heart disease, cancer, antismoking campaigns, prevention of impaired driving, control of toxic wastes, reduction of atmospheric pollution, etc.

Subjects: Public Health and Epidemiology.


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