How do we understand health in relation to society? What role does culture play in shaping our experiences of, and orientation to, health and illness? How do we understand medicine and medical treatment within a sociological framework?
Chapter : Social Class
Surveillance and Health Promotion
Health promotion refers to those planned activities that are designed to prevent illness and improve the health of the population. Such activities comprise: assessing health needs; developing and evaluating interventions which aim to facilitate the improvement of people's health status; and supporting health professionals and the public by providing information on putatively the most effective means to achieve good health. The goal of health promotion is to bring about change at both an individual level ...