Like the First Edition, this book serves as a guide to the science and art of community health promotion. The last decade of research and development has considerably advanced the science of achieving and maintaining health. In this new edition, international contributors share their experiences and expertise about diverse health promotion and point out areas needing adjustment in community implementation, both on an international and domestic level.

Health Promotion Developments in the Nordic and Related Countries
Health promotion developments in the nordic and related countries
John G.Maeland
Bo J. A.Haglund

When planning for the future, we need to know our past. At the turn of the millennium, it seems especially pertinent to consider the profound transformations that are taking place in most developed societies, affecting the environment, work, communication, community life, and people's ways of living. Health promotion must take account of these macrofactor changes as well as the more subtle cultural developments that influence people's values and priorities, the social organization and structures, personal and local identities, and the citizens' opportunities for influence and control (Nilsen, 1996).

In this chapter, we discuss the role of health promotion in the postindustrial societies, using the Nordic and ...

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