Asian Perspectives and Evidence on Health Promotion and Education

  • Takashi Muto
  • Toshitaka Nakahara
  • Eun Woo Nam

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xx
  2. Asian Ideas and Activities on Health Promotion and Education

  3. Asian Perspectives on Health Promotion and Education

  4. Asian Activities and Evidence on Health Promotion and Education in Terms of Settings

  5. Asian Activities and Evidence on Health Promotion and Education in terms of Lifestyles

  6. Asian Activities and Evidence on Health Promotion and Education in Terms of Disease

  7. Back Matter
    Pages 436-444

About this book


Globalization and information technology have caused many health problems: mental health issues like depression, and lifestyle-related disease like diabetes and obesity. To cope with these health issues, health promotion and education are desperately needed. Convincing policy decision makers to invest in health promotion and education programs, it is needed to show its effectiveness. Health promotion and education professionals are expected to construct evidence of health promotion and education. Most of such evidence has been produced in the US and European countries. Because socio-economic conditions differ between the Asia and Western countries, we cannot depend on such evidence to implement adequate health promotion and education in our region. We must produce and accumulate our own evidence based on Asian perspectives.


community health community health health education health education health promotion health promotion occupational health occupational health public health public health

Editors and affiliations

  • Takashi Muto
    • 1
  • Toshitaka Nakahara
    • 2
  • Eun Woo Nam
    • 3
  1. 1.Department of Public HealthDokkyo Medical University School of MedicineShimotsuga-gunJapan
  2. 2.Department of Public Health and International HealthGraduate School of Medicine Kyoto UniversitySakyo-kuJapan
  3. 3.Healthy City Research Center Institute of Health and WelfareYonsei UniversityWounju-siRepublic of Korea

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer 2011
  • Publisher Name Springer, Tokyo
  • eBook Packages Medicine
  • Print ISBN 978-4-431-53888-2
  • Online ISBN 978-4-431-53889-9
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