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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28810699/promoting-health-in-a-post-truth-world
#1
Michael Sparks
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
August 1, 2017: Health Promotion International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28810698/healthy-cities-are-back-they-were-never-gone
#2
Evelyne de Leeuw
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
August 1, 2017: Health Promotion International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28810697/shanghai-consensus-on-healthy-cities-2016
#3
(no author information available yet)
More than hundred mayors leading cities and towns from around the world met at the Ninth Global Conference on Health Promotion, held in Shanghai (People's Republic of China), 21-24 November 2016. They reaffirmed the vision of Healthy Cities and the Ottawa Charter for Health Promotion and committed politically to growing the global Healthy Cities movement. They invite every city to join.
August 1, 2017: Health Promotion International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/26989012/empowerment-and-the-ecological-determinants-of-health-three-critical-capacities-for-practitioners
#4
Lewis Williams
Human agency or the expression of intentionality towards some form of betterment has long occupied human imagination and creativity. The ways in which we express such aspirations are fundamentally informed by our beliefs about the nature of reality, meanings of human well-being and progress, and the ways in which our social locations shape our interests. Within Western health-promoting discourse and practice, such processes have largely been expressed through the construct of empowerment. To date, like health, much empowerment practice has been implicitly rooted in Cartesianism, has tended towards anthropocentrism and in cases where it has engaged with environmental issues, has mirrored environmentalism's focus on externalities and objectivity...
August 1, 2017: Health Promotion International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/26989011/analysis-of-health-promotion-and-prevention-financing-mechanisms-in-thailand
#5
Akihito Watabe, Weranuch Wongwatanakul, Thaksaphon Thamarangsi, Phusit Prakongsai, Motoyuki Yuasa
In the transition to the post-2015 agenda, many countries are striving towards universal health coverage (UHC). Achieving this, governments need to shift from curative care to promotion and prevention services. This research analyses Thailand's financing system for health promotion and prevention, and assesses policy options for health financing reforms. The study employed a mixed-methods approach and integrates multiple sources of evidence, including scientific and grey literature, expenditure data, and semi-structured interviews with key stakeholders in Thailand...
August 1, 2017: Health Promotion International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/26976822/inter-categorical-intersectionality-and-leisure-based-physical-activity-in-canada
#6
Hayfa Abichahine, Gerry Veenstra
Leisure-based physical activity is socially stratified in Canada. To date, inequalities in physical activity by race or ethnicity, gender, class or sexual orientation, in Canada and elsewhere, have largely been investigated as distinct, additive phenomena. Informed by intersectionality theory, this paper examines whether racial identity, gender, class and sexuality 'intersect' with one another to predict physical activity in data from Cycles 2.1 and 3.1 of the Canadian Community Health Survey (n= 149 574). In particular, we apply the intersectional principle of multiplicativity which suggests that people's experiences of their gender identities are raced, classed and sexualized; their racial experiences are gendered, classed and sexualized, and so forth...
August 1, 2017: Health Promotion International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/26931127/exploring-strategies-to-improve-the-health-promotion-orientation-of-flemish-sports-clubs
#7
Jeroen Meganck, Jan Seghers, Jeroen Scheerder
Sports clubs are increasingly recognized as an innovative setting for health promotion, as exemplified by the health promoting sports club concept. This study aims to assess the health promotion orientation of both youth sports clubs (YSC) and adult sports clubs (ASC) in Flanders and to identify the motives and barriers as reported by their representatives as a basis for proposing intervention strategies to improve the health promotion orientation in sports clubs. A total of 253 Flemish sports clubs, consisting of 156 YSC and of 97 ASC, completed the online questionnaire, covering club characteristics (e...
August 1, 2017: Health Promotion International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/26902099/issues-promoting-and-hindering-girls-well-being-in-northern-finland
#8
Varpu Wiens, Helvi Kyngäs, Tarja Pölkki
Well-being is a complex concept that includes elements of inequality due to socio-economics, living environment or gender. Every person also encounters unique situations and has different experiences of well-being. This qualitative study aims to describe what issues promote and hinder the well-being of girls aged 13-16 in Northern Finland. A total of 117 girls aged 13-16 living in Northern Finland were asked to write about the issues that hinder and promote their well-being. The girls' responses were analysed using content analysis...
August 1, 2017: Health Promotion International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/26893502/the-utility-of-salutogenesis-for-guiding-health-promotion-the-case-for-young-people-s-well-being
#9
Irene García-Moya, Antony Morgan
Twenty years have passed since the publication of the seminal paper 'The salutogenic model as a theory to guide health promotion' (Health Promot Int 1996;11:11-18.), in which Antonovsky proposed salutogenesis and its central construct sense of coherence as a way of boosting the theoretical basis for health promotion activities. Since then there has been a notable amount of conceptual and empirical work carried out to further explore its significance. The aim of this paper is to critically assess the current theoretical status of salutogenesis and its utility to advance effective health promotion practice for young people...
August 1, 2017: Health Promotion International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/26873913/health-literacy-and-chronic-disease-management-drawing-from-expert-knowledge-to-set-an-agenda
#10
Iraj Poureslami, Laura Nimmon, Irving Rootman, Mark J Fitzgerald
Understanding the nature and impact of health literacy is a priority in health promotion and chronic disease prevention and treatment. Health literacy comprises the application of a broad set of skills to access, comprehend, evaluate, communicate and act on health information for improved health and well-being. A complex concept, it involves multiple participants and is enacted across a wide variety of contexts. Health literacy's complexity has given rise to challenges achieving a standard definition and developing means to measure all its dimensions...
August 1, 2017: Health Promotion International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/26851226/using-popular-education-with-health-promotion-students-in-the-usa
#11
Noelle Wiggins, Amara Pérez
Recent publications have called for new approaches to training the next generation of health promotion professionals, for whom effective practice depends on understanding how systemic inequities are created and function and how they can be dismantled. These approaches gain particular urgency in the context of recent trends toward commodification of knowledge at both the secondary and post-secondary levels. Popular education, a liberatory pedagogy, has been used in social movements around the world for decades...
August 1, 2017: Health Promotion International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/26826368/perceptions-of-branded-and-plain-cigarette-packaging-among-mexican-youth
#12
Seema Mutti, David Hammond, Jessica L Reid, Christine M White, James F Thrasher
Plain cigarette packaging, which seeks to remove all brand imagery and standardize the shape and size of cigarette packs, represents a novel policy measure to reduce the appeal of cigarettes. Plain packaging has been studied primarily in high-income countries like Australia and the UK. It is unknown whether the effects of plain packaging may differ in low-and-middle income countries with a shorter history of tobacco regulation, such as Mexico. An experimental study was conducted in Mexico City to examine perceptions of branded and plain cigarette packaging among smoking and non-smoking Mexican adolescents (n = 359)...
August 1, 2017: Health Promotion International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/26825998/culture-x-addressing-barriers-to-physical-activity-in-samoa
#13
Emma Marie Heard, Leveti Auvaa, Brooke A Conway
There is an urgent need to address the epidemic rates of non-communicable diseases globally, and the Pacific Island region is of particular concern. Increasing physical activity participation plays an important role in reducing some of the key risk factors for non-communicable diseases including obesity and being overweight. In order to address low levels of physical activity, it is essential to understand the key barriers and facilitating factors experienced by specific population groups. The purpose of this study is to investigate key facilitating factors for participation in a dance aerobic initiative, Culture X, developed in the Pacific Island country, Samoa...
August 1, 2017: Health Promotion International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/26802073/enabling-the-participation-of-marginalized-populations-case-studies-from-a-health-service-organization-in-ontario-canada
#14
Stephanie R Montesanti, Julia Abelson, John N Lavis, James R Dunn
We examined efforts to engage marginalized populations in Ontario Community Health Centers (CHCs), which are primary health care organizations serving 74 high-risk communities. Qualitative case studies of community participation in four Ontario CHCs were carried out through key informant interviews with CHC staff to identify: (i) the approaches, strategies and methods used in participation initiatives aimed specifically at engaging marginalized populations in the planning of and decision making for health services; and (ii) the challenges and enablers for engaging these populations...
August 1, 2017: Health Promotion International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/26755807/development-of-a-dutch-intervention-for-obese-young-children
#15
E van Hoek, L I Bouwman, M A Koelen, M A J Lutt, E J M Feskens, A J Janse
The objective of this article is to provide insight in the five-step development process of the best evidence, best practice intervention for obese young children 'AanTafel!'. A set of requirements for intervention development was developed to guide the data inquiry: the use of theory, influencing factors, tailoring, multi-disciplinarity, duration/frequency and evaluation and monitoring. Step I retrieved evidence from clinical guidelines, followed by a systematic review with meta-analysis (Step II) and an extended literature review (Step III)...
August 1, 2017: Health Promotion International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/26747659/can-the-sociology-of-social-problems-help-us-to-understand-and-manage-lifestyle-drift
#16
Gemma Carey, Eleanor Malbon, Brad Crammond, Melanie Pescud, Philip Baker
Lifestyle drift is increasingly seen as a barrier to broad action on the social determinants of health. The term is currently used in the population health literature to describe how broad policy initiatives for tackling inequalities in health that start off with social determinants (upstream) approach drift downstream to largely individual lifestyle factors, as well as the general trend of investing a the individual level. Lifestyle drift occurs despite the on-going efforts of public health advocates, such as anti-obesity campaigners, to draw attention to the social factors which shape health behavior and outcomes...
August 1, 2017: Health Promotion International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/26747658/a-complex-postnatal-mental-health-intervention-australian-translational-formative-evaluation
#17
Heather J Rowe, Karen H Wynter, Joanna K Burns, Jane R W Fisher
Reducing the burden of postnatal maternal mental health problems is an international public health priority. We developed What Were We Thinking (WWWT), a psychoeducation programme for primary postnatal health care that addresses known but neglected risks. We then demonstrated evidence of its effects in a before-and-after controlled study in preventing maternal postnatal mental health problems among women without a psychiatric history participating in the intervention compared to usual care (AOR 0.43; 95% CI 0...
August 1, 2017: Health Promotion International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28645145/systematic-procedures-to-promote-u-s-hiv-medication-adherence-via-photovoice
#18
Michelle Teti, Victoria Shaffer, Wilson Majee, Rose Farnan, Mary Gerkovich
Medication adherence is essential to promote the health of people living with HIV (PL-HIV) and prevent HIV transmission in the U.S. Novel medication health promotion interventions are needed that address patient-centeredness, understandability, and communication with providers. The aims of this article are to define the systematic stages we used to develop an effective health promotion intervention via the products (e.g. images and stories) of Photovoice. We designed an intervention to improve HIV adherence knowledge, attitudes, and communication with providers through Photovoice...
June 21, 2017: Health Promotion International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28605499/perspectives-on-implementing-smoke-free-prison-policies-in-england-and-wales
#19
James Woodall, Allison Tattersfield
This paper explores prisoner and staff views of the current smoking policy in English and Welsh prisons (a partial ban permitting smoking in prison cells) and gauges perceptions of the implications of the forthcoming policy change which will see a total smoking ban within all parts of the institution. Five focus group discussions in one medium security male prison in England were undertaken. Three focus groups were undertaken with prisoners (both smokers and non-smokers) and two focus groups with staff. The findings suggest that smoking is embedded in the fabric of prison life and serves several functions, including alleviating anxiety in prisoners...
June 10, 2017: Health Promotion International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28575491/global-health-promotion-in-the-era-of-galloping-populism
#20
Elizabeth Eckermann
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
June 1, 2017: Health Promotion International
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