Health promotion: A political imperative

James A. Smith, Michele Herriot, Carmel Williams, Jenni Judd, Kalinda Griffiths, Roxanne Bainbridge

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As we head towards a federal election in Australia, it is timely to think about the types of health policies, programs and research that are required to sustain a healthy, safe, productive, equitable and thriving society. There is strong evidence to suggest that investment in health promotion and prevention can make a significant contribution in this regard. This evidence also suggests that prevention interventions are cost-effective in comparison to hospital care, and therefore a sensible economic choice to assist with both improving population health and reducing health inequities across Australia...
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)133-136
Number of pages4
JournalHealth Promotion Journal of Australia
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - Apr 2019
Externally publishedYes


  • Health promotion
  • Health policy
  • Population health
  • Health inequalities


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