The Participatory Evaluation of Healthy Municipalities, Cities and Communities Initiatives in the Americas
Activities addressing the basic determinants of health have increased significantly, yet social and economic inequities continue to erode health conditions for many population groups. This is the reason why health promotion must continue to focus on bridging gaps among and within countries. Creating a healthy and supportive setting, also known as the settings approach, continues to be the most used health promotion strategy. Proven, cost-effective health promotion strategies can protect and improve the health of all persons. Determinants of poverty and equity, and their influence on health can be addressed through creating sustainable public policies and laws, developing supportive environments, building public-private partnerships, strengthening networks, mobilizing the media and other means of communication, and promoting an active role of municipal and local governments in health promotion and development. This article describes experiences and summarizes the main lessons learned...
KeywordsHealth Promotion Community Participation Participatory Evaluation Health Promotion Strategy Health Promotion Initiative
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