Advocacy for health : revisiting the role of health promotion
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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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|Item Type:||Journal Article|
|Keywords:||Advocacy, Health Promotion|
|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:||30 Nov 2012 08:00|
|Last Modified:||20 Feb 2013 19:06|
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