Health Promotion

 What is health promotion?

Health promotion is the process of enabling people to increase control over, and to improve, their health. To reach a state of complete physical, mental and social well-being, an individual or group must be able to identify and to realize aspirations, to satisfy needs, and to change or cope with the environment. Health is seen as a resource for everyday life, not the objective of living. Health is a positive concept emphasizing social and personal resources, as well as physical capacities. Therefore, health promotion is not just the responsibility of the health sector but goes beyond healthy life-styles to well-being. (Ottawa Charter for Health Promotion,World Health Organisation). 


Assessing Cost-Effectiveness in Prevention, September 2010 Produced by the University of Queensland and Deakin University, Melbourne. This report provides information on what does and does not work in prevention at an international level. It also provides a blue-print for the government to build on the work of the Preventative Health Taskforce with measures that will improve the health of the community.

Drug and Alcohol
Australian Drug Foundation   
Community Drug Action  
Drug Arm 
Family Drug Support
Manly Drug Education & Counselling Centre      
National Drug & Alcohol Research Centre 
NSW Government - Druginfo    
Ted Noffs Foundation 
Youth Solutions 

Young People 
NSW Centre for the Advancement of Adolescent Health
Child and Youth Health Website 
Kids Health 
Weave youth service

Australian National Preventative Health Agency
National Preventative Health Taskforce
Australian Bureau of Statistics 
Australian Health Promotion Association
Department of Health and Ageing 
Health Promotion International
International Union for Health Promotion and Education
Life Education Australia
NSW Cancer Council  
NSW Health
Reach Out!  
Health Promotion Evidence and Evaluation Tools
World Health Organisation (WHO)
UCL Insititute of Health Equity

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