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Vision for health promotion

The aim of  Health Promotion within Community Health is to improve overall health and reduce health inequalities within the communities of Benalla and Mansfield.

Organisation Mission for Health Promotion

“We are committed to implement a sustainable, integrated health promotion plan that is evidence based, measurable and coordinated across the health system.”

Definitions

Health Promotion:

"…the process of enabling people to increase control over, and to improve, their health. To reach a state of complete physical, mental and social wellbeing, an individual or group must be able to identify and to realise aspirations, to satisfy needs, and to change or cope with the environment. Health is, therefore, seen as a resource for everyday life, not the objective of living. Health is a positive concept emphasising social and personal resources, as well as physical capacities. Therefore, health promotion is not just the responsibility of the health sector, but goes beyond healthy lifestyles to wellbeing." 
OttawaCharter of Health Promotion (WHO 1986)

Guiding principles:

  • Social Determinants of Health
  • Social Model of Health
  • Ottawa charter for Health Promotion (WHO 1986)
  • Department of Human Services Integrated Health Promotion and Evaluation kits