Quality learning and teaching is vital for equipping the health promotion workforce to address complex public health challenges

Krysten Blackford, Jane Taylor, Sue Devine, James Woodall, James Smith

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Abstract

Changes in global morbidity and mortality, and widening health inequities are occurring at unprecedented levels due to significant public health challenges. The impact of issues such as climate change and COVID-19 on population health and healthcare systems has been significant, highlighting the need for greater emphasis on disease prevention and people-centred, community-based health promotion initiatives. Health promotion academics play an important role in training the health promotion workforce, which is a vital component of the public health response to these global challenges.

Health promotion is defined in the Ottawa Charter for Health Promotion as the “process of enabling people to increase control over, and to improve, their health.” Best practice in health promotion is characterised by a critical and salutogenic approach underpinned by the values and principles outlined in seminal health promotion charters and declarations...
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)6-8
Number of pages3
JournalHealth Promotion Journal of Australia
Volume33
Issue numberS1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Oct 2022

Keywords

  • Health promotion
  • Public health
  • Wellbeing
  • Health education
  • Health educators

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