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Health Promotion for Overcoming Diversity and Inclusiveness Challenges


Dr. Jimba will explain the main difference between disease prevention and health promotion in this video.

He starts with the definition of each term. The goal of disease prevention is the absence of disease. The goal of health promotion is for well-being. Next, he will mention Ottawa Charter 5 Strategies for health promotion mentioned by Dr. Bruce at the beginning of this course. The Ottawa Charter was crucial in revolutionizing HP, it will be greatly beneficial for you to familiarize yourself with its core strategies. For this section, Dr. Jimba would like to emphasize 2 of the 5 strategies: Building healthy public policies and Creating supportive environments.

Dr. Jimba used anti-smoking efforts as an example to explain how tobacco tax and no-smoking environments can complement health education.

Could you think of other anti-smoking strategies involving policymaking or environmental modification? Have you ever heard of other HP campaigns that utilized the above strategies? If you would like to share your thoughts please leave a comment in the comments section.

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