Determinants Of Health Promotion

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Factors and determinants

There are numerous factors that combine collectively to affect a child’s health and well being. Whether a child is healthy or not, is determined by the unique factors and determinants that affect a child’s circumstances and the environment in which the child exists.
“To a large extent, factors such as where we live, the state of our environment, genetics, our income and education level, and our relationships with friends and family all have considerable impacts on health, whereas the more commonly considered factors such as access and use of health care services often have less of an impact.” (WHO, 2014)
The Environment
The environment
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It moves beyond a focus on individual behavior towards a wide range of social and environmental interventions. (WHO, 2014)
Health promotion is not just the responsibility of the government’s Health Sector it is also the responsibility of individuals, in this assignment I will be explaining how I planned, targeted and achieved a proposed Health Promotion activity.
The Health Promotion activity that I will be basing this assignment on is called “Ask the parent first”. Ask the parent first is a campaign to help parent’s make the right decision about their child’s nutrition in a way that helps them make better more educated decisions regarding food. The main aim of this health promotion activity is to teach parents that saying no to junk food is ok especially when under pressure from peers (Yoni Freedhoff, 2014)
My Health Promotion Activity is to help parents and guardians feel more knowledgeable about junk foods and the effect that they have on their child. The aim is to also give them further knowledge on why they are saying no to junk foods and enable them to stand by their decisions when questioned or put under pressure by their
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Policies like this make health choices possible and easier for people to enable them to choose to have a healthier lifestyle. It makes social and physical environments health-enhancing.
“Health promotion goes beyond health care. It puts health on the agenda of policy makers in all sectors and at all levels, directing them to be aware of the health consequences of their decisions and to accept their responsibilities for health” (WHO, Health Promotion, 2014)
If every decision was being made at both personal and government levels were approached from a health promotion rationale, over the longer term it could reduce the overall cost of Health Expenditure by promoting people to take an active role in enhancing their health education. For example due to the new water charges, older people may worry about the cost of water and be less hygienic, young parents may not give children a bath quite so often, these changes may have a detrimental effect on people’s
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