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30 Years after the Ottawa Charter

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Please take some time to read the article, 30 Years after the Ottawa Charter: Is it Still Relevant in the Face of Future Challenges for Health Promotion?

This article investigates how future challenges for health promotion and the relevance of the principles derived from the Ottawa charter.

Five topics of challenges are presented. This investigation is set to spark a discussion on how our future being affected by these few selected issues.

  • New technologies and new ethical dilemmas
  • Social and economic dynamics
  • Leadership and public health workforce
  • Demographic changes – population growth
  • Climate change

The pointers given by Ottawa Charter are still highly related to today’s health promotion network system.

  • Build Healthy Public Policy
  • Create Supportive Environments
  • Strengthen Community Actions
  • Develop Personal Skills
  • Reorient Health Services

Please choose one from the five topics, do you agree with the arguments the author presents? Why and why not?

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