Search Resources (English): Health promotion

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Healthy measures  
http://www.healthymeasures.ca/HM_Eng_Home.html
Promotes steps that women from ages 25 to 45 can take to improve their health based on a three-pronged approach of healthy eating, physical activity, and self-esteem. (See Details)
Published: 2003
Combating disease mongering: daunting but nonetheless essential  
http://medicine.plosjournals.org/perlserv/?request=get-document&doi=10.1371/journal.pmed.0030146
Contends that disease mongering exploits the deepest fears of suffering and death. Argues that doctors and biomedical scientists must provide better advice to politicians and to the public in order to combat disease mongering. (See Details)
Published: 2006
A guide for community health promotion planning
Provides an overview of key concepts related to health promotion. Defines health and health promotion and discusses why health promotion is a legitimate area for action. Describes a comprehensive plan for community health promotion as well as the local planning process to develop this health promotion system and to stimulate action in community health promotion activities.
Published: 1993
BC HealthGuide: helping you and your family stay healthy: healthwise handbook  
http://www.bchealthguide.org/kbaltindex.asp
Includes simple guidelines on how to recognize and handle over 190 common health problems including back and neck pain, chest and repiratory problems, sexual health, mental health and women's health. Also includes chapters on making wise health decisions, developing an effective relationship with your doctor, staying healthy, and leading a healthy lifestyle. Information comes from medical literature that has been reviewed by health professionals. (See Details)
Published: 2000
Women's voices in health promotion
Presents feminist perspectives on women's health promotion. Offers a clear exposition of current feminist theory, a guide to current knowledge, as well as a participatory action research framework, and examples of local implementation.
Published: 1999
Personal health practices  
http://www.biomedcentral.com/1472-6874/4/S1/S4
Reviews the social context of women's health practices and self-reported health. (From Women's Health Surveillance Report: A Multidimensional Look at the Health of Canadian Women) (See Details)
Published: 2004
The use of social science theory to develop health promotion programs
Summarizes the paper, "The Use of Social Science Theory to Develop Health Promotion Programs", which is support material for program planners using behaviour change theories to plan health promotion projects. Describes the following theories: Stages of Change theory, Social Learning theory, Community Organization, Diffusion of Innovations theory, Behavioural Community Psychology theory, Social Marketing, Behaviour Change model, Communication-Behaviour Change model 1, Communication-Behaviour Change model 2 and the Unified model. The paper gives example of how the theories were applied to community-based heart health and low birthweight prevention programs in Europe and North America. A model for program planning shows how the theories can be linked into a single framework.
Published: 1993
BC First Nations health handbook: a companion document to the BC HealthGuide   
http://www.bchealthguide.org/first_nations_healthguide.pdf
A companion document to the BC Healthguide, this handbook is directed to first nations people who have difficulties accessing health care services. Intended to help aboriginal people make positive and informed health decisions. Desribes how and when to use the BC HealthGuide, who are aboriginal peoples of BC, consumer health rights, health services to First Nations, rural and remote communities, and a glossary of Aboriginal and Health Related Terms. (See Details)
Published: 2000
Making environmental health happen in the community! The story of South Riverdale Community Health Centre's environmental healt  
http://www.healthycommunities.on.ca/publications/misc/southriverdale_healthmanual.pdf
Provides practical ideas for including a focus on environmental isues in community work and health promotion programs. Describes techniques for engaging the community in issues relating to environmental health, including workshops, workgroups, participatory action research, neighbourhood ecotours and populat theatre. (See Details)
Evaluating health promotion: practice and methods
Sets the concepts of health promotion and of evaluation in their historical context and highlights key issues in the evaluation of health promotion interventions.
Published: 2000