Integrated Health Promotion

What is 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 their environment (WHO Ottawa Charter for Health Promotion).

What is Integrated Health Promotion?

Agencies and organisations from a wide range of sectors and communities in a catchment (local area) working in collaboration using a mix of health promotion interventions and capacity building strategies to address priority health and wellbeing issues (DH IHP Resource Kit).

To achieve effective integrated health promotion program delivery in the current Victorian context, the following points should be considered:

  1. Effective partnerships
  2. A mix of interventions and common planning framework
  3. A broad range of sectors
  4. Integrated Health Promotion in Primary Care Partnerships is focused on collaborative health promotion activities of the member agencies for improved community health and wellbeing outcomes

For more information on PCP Integrated Health Promotion and the DHS IHP Resource Kit visit the Victorian Government’s PCPs and Integrated Health Promotion website.

The World Health Organisation’s Ottawa Charter for Health Promotion was developed at the first International Conference on Health Promotion held in Ottawa, Canada in 1986. It still represents consensus agreement on good health promotion practice.

 

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Other Relevant Health Promotion Resources

Health Promotion Priority Areas

CWGPCP Health Promotion Plan

Gippsland Regional Health Promotion