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Health Promotion (Name) (University) (Course) (Tutor) Introduction Health promotion is an important aspect of our daily lives as it helps in the prevention of problems that are likely to occur in the future. In this paper, the various aspects of health promotion will be discussed by first giving the various interpretations of health promotion.
This case will bring us to the reasons as to why people continue to ignore the health promotion aspect despite the many efforts directed at it. This knowledge will help in understanding what can be done to help ease the situation. The paper will conclude by a reflection on the various aspects discussed in the paper. Health Promotion: Key Concepts Health promotion has been 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.” (WHO, 2011) Therefore to them it is a positive concept that emphasizes personal, social, political and institutional resources as well as capabilities. Other authors have defined it as any combination of health, education, economic, political, spiritual, or organizational initiatives that are designed to bring about positive attitudinal, behavioural, social or environmental changes that are conducive to promoting the health of populations (WHO, 2010). Health promotion is not limited to health but goes ahead to look at ways in which positive behaviour can be instilled in people so as to avoid future health related problems. It is directed towards taking action on the determinants of health (Seedhouse, 2004, pp. 10-25). ...
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