Health Promotion Futures

Colin Binns, Peter Howat, Lisa Barnett, James A. Smith, Jonine Jancey

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The current editorial team are about to end their five year tenure. Health promotion can look back on many successes that we have been able to chronicle in this journal. We acknowledge those past impacts but we also look to future trends that will impact health promotion during the next five years and that will continue to influence the health of people in our region.

Looking back at the history of health promotion, improvements in health have been largely achieved through modifying structural variables, such as economic, environmental and legislative change borne out of evidence and activism. A few examples of these initiatives include the introduction of compulsory wearing of seat belts in motor vehicles, vaccinations, fluoridation of water and ongoing tobacco control. However, operating in parallel, are social movements aiming to impose less rational restrictions that can be retrogressive...
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)175-177
Number of pages3
JournalHealth Promotion Journal of Australia
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - Dec 2017
Externally publishedYes


  • Health promotion
  • Health strategy
  • Health policy


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