Health promotion is one the major interventions employed in healthcare delivery generally and primary care in particular. Health promotion enables individuals, families, populations and communities to adopt and/or adapt lifestyles that promote and improve health. It helps the community members to make the right choices that can improve their health. Each individual, population and community have factors that influence their health either positively or negatively. Health promotion enables everyone in their context to identify these factors and increase control over these factors to empower them live a life that improves and promotes their health. This chapter explained health promotion actions, health promotion approaches, health promotion strategies and steps for effective implementation of health promotion programme.
Part of the book: Primary Health Care