Good Health and Well-Being

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Health Promotion in the Implementation of SDG

  • Andréia Faraoni Freitas SettiEmail author
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DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-69627-0_85-1

Definitions

Health promotion (HP) is a comprehensive social and political process. It embraces actions not only dedicated to strengthening the skills and capabilities of individuals but also directed at changing social, environmental, and economic conditions to alleviate their impact on public and individual health. Health promotion is the process of enabling people to better control the determinants of health and, thereby, improve their health. Participation is essential to sustain health promotion actions (WHO 1998a).

Health promotion is based on an integral perspective of the health-disease process and focuses on addressing social conditioning factors and determinants of health such as housing, sanitation, working conditions, health and education services, as well as social and community networks that positively impact the quality of life (WHO 2017).

Social determinants of health (SDH) are “conditions in which people are born, grow, work, live, and age, and the wider set of forces...

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  1. 1.Department of Biology & Centre for Environmental and Marine Studies - CESAMUniversity of AveiroAveiroPortugal

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