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Advocacy for health : revisiting the role of health promotion

Gould, Trish, Fleming, MaryLou, & Parker, Elizabeth A. (2012) Advocacy for health : revisiting the role of health promotion. Health Promotion Journal of Australia, 23(3), pp. 165-170.

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Abstract

Issue addressed: The importance of advocacy in protecting the population’s health; and suggested strategies to advance an advocacy role.

Discussion: This article explores the concept of health advocacy, discusses an example of successful health advocacy within Australia, and outlines and addresses some of the barriers to advocacy. It aims to encourage discussion on advocacy’s potential to improve the public’s health.

Conclusions: Many of the major successes of health promotion have been facilitated through the efforts of advocates. This article supports the proposition that advocacy is a fundamental instrument of health promotion practice and suggests strategies to apply these principles in practice.

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ID Code: 55196
Item Type: Journal Article
Keywords: Advocacy, Health Promotion
ISSN: 1036-1073
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES (110000) > PUBLIC HEALTH AND HEALTH SERVICES (111700) > Health Promotion (111712)
Divisions: Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Faculty of Health
Current > Schools > School of Public Health & Social Work
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2012 Australian Health Promotion Association
Deposited On: 29 Nov 2012 22:00
Last Modified: 20 Feb 2013 09:06

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