This book is the first full-length in-depth treatment of settings as a focal point for planning, organizing and implementing health promotion. The concept of ‘setting’ is fundamental to theory and practice in health promotion. Internationally renowned authors describe the state-of-the-art in the theory and practice of health promotion in settings such as the home, school, workplace, community, and state and offer insightful commentaries on each other’s work.
Chapter 2: Homes and Families as Health Promotion Settings
Homes and Families as Health Promotion Settings
The Ottawa Charter for Health Promotion (World Health Organization [WHO], 1986) defines health promotion as “the process of enabling people to increase control over and improve their health” (p. iii). In this perspective, health promotion programs are generally conceived of as a series of activities planned over a ...