Health promotion for healthcare providers

Key points about health promotion

  • Health promotion is empowering people and the communities to take control of their health and wellbeing.
  • This page contains information about health promotion for healthcare providers.
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The following definition of health promotion is taken from Hauora NZ:

"Health promotion is both a discipline and a process. It focuses on empowering people and communities to take control of their health and wellbeing. Ranging from action at a community level to developing policies, it is founded on the principle that health and wellbeing begins in the settings of everyday life."

Health Promotion Forum of New Zealand, Runanga Whakapiki Ake i te Hauora o Aotearoa, April 2014

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(Hauora, NZ, 2015)

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