The place or social context in which people engage in daily activities in which environmental, organizational and personal factors interact to affect health and wellbeing1.

1WHO (1998). Health promotion glossary. Geneva, located December 10, 2018 on

Setting for health can also be called healthy settings. Settings-based approaches to health promotion involve a holistic and multi-disciplinary method which integrates action across risk factors. The goal is to maximize disease prevention via a "whole system" approach.

The settings approach has roots in the WHO Health for All strategy and, more specifically, the Ottawa Charter for Health Promotion. Healthy Settings key principles include community participation, partnership, empowerment and equity.

(WHO, 2018)  

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