From Disease Prevention to Health Promotion
As a new health educator, you have just been asked to write an article for your health department’s newsletter. The article should be about the transition from disease prevention to health promotion, with a focus on determinants of health.
Please write a paper that addresses these points:
- Discuss why the Ottawa Charter and The Jakarta Declaration are important turning points in the transition from disease prevention to health promotion.
- What are determinants of health? How do they influence health? Please provide at least 3 examples.
- How are determinants of health being addressed in Healthy People 2020?
Length: 2-3 pages
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention [CDC] (n.d.) Healthy Community Design. Retrieved from http://www.cdc.gov/healthyplaces/healthy_comm_desi…
[Please watch the Healthy Community Design Streaming Video linked at the top and read the Healthy Community Design Fact Sheet linked under “Additional Resources.”]
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (2010). Determinants of health. Healthy People 2020. Retrieved from http://www.healthypeople.gov/2020/about/DOHAbout.a…
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (2016). Healthy People 2020: Leading Health Indicators. Retrieved from http://www.healthypeople.gov/2020/LHI/default.aspx
[Please watch the 5-minute video linked on the right side of this HP2020 page.]
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Office of Disease Prevention and Health Promotion (2014). Public Health Learning Modules-Module 1: Using Healthy People 2020 to Improve Population Health. Part Two: What is Healthy People? Retrieved from https://vimeopro.com/aptrmodules/phlm/video/754207…
[Note: Video runtime is just over 7 minutes]
World Health Organization [WHO] (1997). The Jakarta Declaration on Leading Health Promotion into the 21st Century. Retrieved April 1, 2013 from http://www.who.int/healthpromotion/conferences/pre…
World Health Organization [WHO] (1986). Ottawa Charter for Health Promotion. Retrieved April 1, 2013 from http://www.who.int/healthpromotion/conferences/pre…
[Note: the WHO readings are landmarks in the transition from disease prevention to health promotion, so they provide a historic perspective to the field]