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Activism and the Health Practitioner
Activism and the health practitioner
Health Programming

Health programming aims to promote health, prevent disease, treat illnesses, prolong valued life, care for the infirm and to provide health services. Traditionally, such goals have been used to curb the spread of infectious diseases and to protect the well-being of the general population whilst others see a much greater role in regulation and reducing inequalities in health (Baggott, 2000). The range of goals also means that it covers a number of preventive and promotion specialist areas including environmental health, nursing, public health and health promotion and not surprisingly has a wide range of competing perspectives, priorities and services. Health programmes are most commonly implemented as activities managed and monitored by a practitioner and/or an ...

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