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Margaret Hodgins

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Introduction to Part III Workplaces as a Setting for Health Promotion
Introduction to part III workplaces as a setting for health promotion
MargaretHodgins

There are principally two reasons why the workplace has been identified as a priority setting for health promotion. Firstly, it offers an opportunity to support the promotion of health in a large audience and secondly, being employed and having good working conditions are now recognized as significant determinants of health at both individual and population levels.

At the level of the population, a healthy workforce contributes to the maximization of the production of goods and services and reduces the costs of work-related morbidity and mortality. At an individual level, work has the potential to promote health and wellbeing. Primarily, it provides income that enables people to ...

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