An Overview – Health Promotion
Health promotion is, as stated in the 1986 World Health Organisation (WHO) Ottawa Charter for Health Promotion, “the process of enabling people to increase control over, and to improve, their health. To reach a state of complete physical, mental and social well-being, an individual or group must be able to identify and to realise aspirations, to satisfy needs, and to change or cope with the environment. Health is, therefore, seen as a resource for everyday life, not the objective of living. Health is a positive concept emphasising social and personal resources, as well as physical capacities. Therefore, health promotion is not just the responsibility of the health sector, but goes beyond healthy life-styles to well-being”.
Health Promotion Lead Body
For more information, please select Lead Body – Royal Society for Public Health in Resources on the left, to be redirected to the site.
Other evidence sources:
Health Promotion Evidence Source 1 – Health England
Health Promotion strategies and techniques for GPs and Schools. Health England is the national reference group for Health and Well-being. This site provides a great resource for information around Health Promotion.
Please see Health Promotion Evidence Source 1 – Health England in Resources to be redirected to this section of their site.
Health Promotion Evidence Source 2 – Matrix Knowledge
This link leads to an area of the Health England site whereby a group called Matrix knowledge provide a range of evidence for GP’s, they support various policies involving different health strategies which provide references and ideas for surgeries to use.
Please see Health Promotion Evidence Source 2 – Matrix Knowledge in Resources to be redirected to this section of their site.