Chronic disease health promotion programs in Australia: How is program sustainability incorporated into planning, implementation or evaluation of programs?

Baldwin, Louise, Fleming, Mary-Lou, & Janda, Monika (2016) Chronic disease health promotion programs in Australia: How is program sustainability incorporated into planning, implementation or evaluation of programs? PROSPERO International Prospective Register of Systematic Reviews, CRD-42016035343.

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Abstract

Chronic diseases pose a large burden on the health system both in Australia and globally and are caused by a number of modifiable risk factors. Many examples of successful health promotion programs exist which have influenced these modifiable risk factors. However, recent trends in Australia have shown reductions in health promotion funding. This has caused programs to end, losing momentum for population-wide behaviour change, as well as risking negatively effecting community engagement and trust in health providers. The practice of continuing health promotion programs in an ongoing manner is commonly referred to as sustainability. Whilst the literature on sustainability is growing, evidence remains fragmented. There is little consensus in the literature as to how to effectively sustain health promotion programs over time, especially when initial funding periods end. This review will investigate studies which aim to impact upon the chronic disease modifiable risk factors of physical activity, healthy eating, tobacco smoking and sun protection. It will focus on programs based in education, workplace, sport and community settings.

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ID Code: 98714
Item Type: Journal Article
Refereed: Yes
Keywords: Health Promotion, Sustainability, Chronic Disease Prevention, Settings, Sun Protection, Healthy eating, Physical activity, Tobacco smoking, Schools, Workplaces, Communities
Divisions: Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Faculty of Health
Current > Institutes > Institute of Health and Biomedical Innovation
Current > Schools > School of Public Health & Social Work
Deposited On: 07 Sep 2016 23:36
Last Modified: 08 Sep 2016 21:48

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