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health promotion

Action to maintain the best possible health and quality of life of the members of the community and to encourage individuals' involvement in their personal health. Programmes may include ...

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A Dictionary of Nursing (7 ed.)

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2017
Subject:
Medicine and health
Length:
40 words

...health promotion n. action to maintain the best possible health and quality of life of the members of the community and to encourage their involvement in their personal health. Programmes may include health education, immunization, screening tests, and environmental...

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A Dictionary of Dentistry (2 ed.)

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2020
Subject:
Medicine and health, Dentistry
Length:
85 words

... promotion The planned and organized process of encouraging and assisting in the improvement in health of a population. It includes raising knowledge about body function and disease prevention; raising competence in the use of the healthcare system, and raising awareness of the political and environmental factors influencing health. The Ottawa Charter (WHO, 1986) described five principles of health promotion: creating supportive environments; building healthy public policy; strengthening community action; developing personal skills; and reorienting health...

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Concise Medical Dictionary (10 ed.)

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2020
Subject:
Medicine and health, Clinical Medicine
Length:
65 words

... promotion action to maintain the best possible health and quality of life of the members of the community and to stimulate their involvement in their personal health, both collectively and individually. Programmes may include interventions targeting individuals and their behaviour, such as health education , immunization, and screening tests , and interventions targeting populations, such as environmental monitoring, housing, and water and food...

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A Dictionary of Epidemiology (6 ed.)

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2016

...Health Promotion The process of enabling people to increase control over their health and improve it. It involves the population as a whole in the context of their everyday lives rather than focusing on people at risk for specific diseases and is directed toward action on the Determinants or causes of health. 516 See also prevention ; preventive medicine . ...

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A Dictionary of Social Work and Social Care (2 ed.)

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2018

... promotion Defined by the World Health Organization as ‘the process of enabling people to increase control over, and to improve, their health. It moves beyond a focus on individual behaviour towards a wide range of social and environmental interventions’. Although this is a wide definition, the focus in the UK has tended to be more narrowly on factors seen as lying within the immediate control of individuals, such as their individual health choices and behaviours. Typically, health promotion activities have been targeted at changing people’s lifestyles...

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A Dictionary of Public Health (2 ed.)

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2018

...health promotion The policies and processes that enable people to increase control over and improve their health. These address the needs of the population as a whole in the context of their daily lives, rather than focusing on people at risk for specific diseases, and are directed toward action on the determinants or causes of health. Health promotion is action-oriented and based on public policies, for instance provision of facilities such as bicycle pathways, recreational parks to encourage healthy behavior, and public meeting places to encourage social...

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A Dictionary of Occupational Science and Occupational Therapy

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2017

...health promotion Enabling people to increase the control they have over their own health, in order to improve their health by using a range of strategies such as education. It focuses both on providing individuals with knowledge and skills, and supporting attitude change, but also on changing contextual factors that impact on health such as social, financial, and political, through means such as lobbying and advocacy. Further reading: http://www.who.int/healthpromotion/conferences/previous/ottawa/en/ World Health Organization...

oral health promotion

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A Dictionary of Dentistry (2 ed.)

Reference type:
Subject Reference
Current Version:
2020
Subject:
Medicine and health, Dentistry
Length:
52 words

...health promotion ( OHP ) The process of improving oral health through: focusing on the determinants of poor oral health and inequalities; working in partnership with a range of agencies and sectors; and using a strategic approach with a complementary range of evidence-based interventions and actions which are monitored and...

worksite health promotion

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A Dictionary of Public Health (2 ed.)

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2018

...worksite health promotion A program of health promotion at the work place, often sponsored and wholly or partly funded by employer/employee partnerships, usually with participation of organizations, such as coalitions of management and labor organizations. Such programs typically provide or sponsor early detection programs, such as Pap tests and mammography, as well as fitness regimens led by trained professionals. In some Scandinavian programs, workers' families are included in the service. ...

Royal Society for Promotion of Health

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A Dictionary of Public Health (2 ed.)

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2018

...Royal Society for Promotion of Health A British charitable health advocacy organization founded in 1876 following the Public Health Act in 1875 , in a period of great advances in public health provision and sanitary reform, to which it contributed significantly. It became a leading authority, often consulted by governments and the media on health-related issues. Since the 1970s, it has focused on examinations, certification, and the Journal of the Royal Society for the Promotion of Health . See http://www.rsph.org . ...

Ottawa Charter for Health Promotion

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A Dictionary of Public Health (2 ed.)

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2018

...Ottawa Charter for Health Promotion ( Ottawa Declaration ) A statement of the principles of health promotion drafted at meetings of experts from the European region of the WHO with input by Canadian experts, ratified by representatives of member states of the WHO at a conference in Ottawa, Canada, in 1986 . The Ottawa Charter has a holistic view of the determinants of health and recognizes the importance of equity and human rights, the necessity of involving communities in priority setting and management of their environments, and people taking control...

Office of Disease Prevention and Health Promotion

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A Dictionary of Public Health (2 ed.)

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2018

...Disease Prevention and Health Promotion ( ODPHP ) The division of the US Office of Public Health and Science that has sponsored programs and initiatives in collaboration with professional academies and colleges in the health-related specialties, such as the work of the US Preventive Services Task Force on screening and early detection protocols. This office also developed the 10-year health goals for the United States defined and discussed in Healthy People 2000, Healthy People 2010, Healthy People 2020, etc. See https://health.gov . See also ...

Faith Communities and the Potential for Health Promotion

Faith Communities and the Potential for Health Promotion   Reference library

Alice M. Kiger, Donna M. Fagan, and Edwin R. van Teijlingen

The Oxford Encyclopedia of Health and Risk Message Design and Processing

Reference type:
Subject Reference
Current Version:
2018
Subject:
Social sciences
Length:
6,349 words

...(2010). A survey of faith leaders concerning health promotion and the level of healthy living activities occurring in faith communities in Scotland. Global Health Promotion , 17 (4), 15–23. Fagan, D. M. , Kiger, A. , & van Teijlingen, E. (2012). Faith communities and their assets for health promotion: The views from health professionals and faith leaders in Dundee, Scotland. Global Health Promotion , 19 (2), 27–36. Fallon, E. A. , Bopp, M. , & Webb, B. (2012). Factors associated with faith-based health counselling in the United States:...

Health Promotion and Risk Reduction in Congregations

Health Promotion and Risk Reduction in Congregations   Reference library

Dennis Myers, Terry A. Wolfer, and Maria L. Hogan

The Oxford Encyclopedia of Health and Risk Message Design and Processing

Reference type:
Subject Reference
Current Version:
2018
Subject:
Social sciences
Length:
9,631 words

...can offer health education programs, health screenings, or health services ( Krause, 2009 ). Larger congregations are also more likely to offer more formalized health and social services, supported by congregant donations, paid staff, and specialized programs to meet the needs of the congregation and/or community ( Trinitapoli et al., 2009 ). As a result, they can meet the various health needs in ways that are convenient and comfortable for participants. Congregational Health Promotion and Risk Reduction Programs Congregational health and risk...

health promotion

health promotion  

Action to maintain the best possible health and quality of life of the members of the community and to encourage individuals' involvement in their personal health. Programmes may include health ...
oral health promotion

oral health promotion  

(OHP)The process of oral health education that encompasses involvement in planning and evaluating strategies, identifying and networking with appropriate agencies and individuals, and working with ...
worksite health promotion

worksite health promotion  

A program of health promotion at the work place, often sponsored and wholly or partly funded by employer/employee partnerships, usually with participation of organizations, such as coalitions of ...
Royal Society for Promotion of Health

Royal Society for Promotion of Health  

A British charitable health advocacy organization founded in 1876 following the Public Health Act in 1875, in a period of great advances in public health provision and sanitary reform, to which it ...
Office of Disease Prevention and Health Promotion

Office of Disease Prevention and Health Promotion  

(ODPHP)The division of the US Office of Public Health and Science that has sponsored programs and initiatives in collaboration with professional academies and colleges in the health-related ...
Music

Music   Reference library

An Oxford Companion to the Romantic Age

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2009
Subject:
History, modern history (1700 to 1945), Literature
Length:
5,344 words
Publisher:
Oxford University Press

...during the summer, the most eminent performers left for the country estates of their aristocratic patrons. Musicians continued to focus their attention on high society, making little effort to nurture a broader audience, to the extent that Wilhelm Cramer 's ( 1745–99 ) promotion of two city benefits during the 1780s was regarded as a surprising new initiative. After Haydn's departure in 1795 , despite the stimulus of war and refugees from the *French Revolution , public musical life in London became rather dull. Not until 1813 was there a new lease...

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