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Old July 11th, 2012, 04:44 PM
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Default Re: World Health Organisation Health Promotion Definition

Health promotion is 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 realize aspirations, to satisfy needs, and to change or cope with the environment. Therefore, health promotion is not just the responsibility of the health sector, but goes beyond healthy life-styles to well-being.

Prerequisites for Health

The fundamental conditions and resources for health are:
A stable eco-system,
Sustainable resources,
Social justice and equity.

Models of health promotion

The biomedical model of health (pre-1970s):
The social model of health (from 1970s onwards):
The ecological model of health (from late 1970s onwards):
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