Setting for health

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

(WHO, 1998).

 

Healthy Setting

Healthy Settings, the 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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