Health promotion

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Health promotion is a process that enables people to increase control over, and to improve, their health. It moves beyond a focus on individual behavior towards a wide range of social and environmental interventions.

Definition[edit | edit source]

The World Health Organization (WHO), defines Health promotion as "the process of enabling people to increase control over, and to improve, their health. It moves beyond a focus on individual behavior towards a wide range of social and environmental interventions."

Strategies and Approaches[edit | edit source]

Health promotion strategies and approaches are designed to address the main health problems in a community, and to improve the health and well-being of the population. These strategies and approaches are based on the principles of public health, and are aimed at reducing the risk factors for disease, and promoting healthy lifestyles and environments.

Health Education[edit | edit source]

Health education is one of the key strategies in health promotion. It involves providing information and teaching individuals and communities about health topics, such as the importance of regular exercise, healthy eating, and avoiding tobacco and alcohol.

Community Development[edit | edit source]

Community development is another important strategy in health promotion. It involves working with communities to identify their health needs, and to develop and implement programs and initiatives to address these needs.

Advocacy[edit | edit source]

Advocacy for health refers to actions taken to influence the determinants of health, such as policies, laws, and regulations that affect health. Advocacy can be done at the individual, community, or national level.

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