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A journey into school health promotion: district implementation of the health promoting schools approach.

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Source
Health Promot Int. 2012 Mar;27(1):82-9
Publication Type
Article
Date
Mar-2012
Author
Doug Gleddie
Author Affiliation
Department of Physical Education, Grant MacEwan University, 10700-104 Ave., Edmonton, AB, Canada. gleddied@macewan.ca
Source
Health Promot Int. 2012 Mar;27(1):82-9
Date
Mar-2012
Language
English
Publication Type
Article
Keywords
Alberta
Health Promotion - organization & administration
Humans
Program Development
Schools
Abstract
The health-promoting schools approach has gained momentum in the last decade with many jurisdictions providing guidelines and frameworks for general implementation. Although general agreement exists as to the broad strokes needed for effectiveness, less apparent are local implementation designs and models. The Battle River Project was designed to explore one such local implementation strategy for a provincial (Alberta, Canada) health promoting schools program. Located in the Battle River School Division, the project featured a partnership between Ever Active Schools, the school division and the local health authority. Case study was used to come to a greater understanding of how the health promoting schools approach worked in this particular school authority and model. Three themes emerged: participation, coordination and, integration.
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21903687 View in PubMed
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[The health promotion of the employees of the railway transport].

https://arctichealth.org/en/permalink/ahliterature156008
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Probl Sotsialnoi Gig Zdravookhranenniiai Istor Med. 2008 Jan-Feb;(1):42-7
Publication Type
Article
Author
N A Kudel'kina
A N Shchetinin
Source
Probl Sotsialnoi Gig Zdravookhranenniiai Istor Med. 2008 Jan-Feb;(1):42-7
Language
Russian
Publication Type
Article
Keywords
Health Promotion - organization & administration
Humans
Occupational Health
Railroads
Siberia
Abstract
The newly developed methodological and technical approaches to the further enhancement of the actual railway transport health care system which is poorly effective in the nowadays social and economic conditions are exposed. The development of the organizational and functional pattern of the primary prevention of non-communicable diseases to promote professional health among railway employees. The priority targets are such key profession of the the railway transport as locomotive crew workers. The overall approach is declared on the basis of the preventive, regular and permanent application of the suite of "health promoting technologies" considering the professional and working conditions, the structure of morbidity, the characteristics of the individual health and life-style of the employees. The outcomes of the carried out preventive activities in the framework of the new functional and structural organization of the ambulatory polyclinical unit of the sectorial health care system demonstrated the trustworthy positive amelioration of health and quality of life among the employees of the railway transport.
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18649693 View in PubMed
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Physical activity promotion through the mass media: inception, production, transmission and consumption.

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Source
Prev Med. 2005 Feb;40(2):121-30
Publication Type
Article
Date
Feb-2005
Author
Sara-Jane Finlay
Guy Faulkner
Author Affiliation
Institute of Communication and Culture, The University of Toronto at Mississauga, Toronto, ON, Canada L5L 1C6.
Source
Prev Med. 2005 Feb;40(2):121-30
Date
Feb-2005
Language
English
Publication Type
Article
Keywords
Canada
Exercise
Health Promotion - organization & administration
Humans
Mass Media
Abstract
Evaluations of physical activity and health media campaigns have been limited and ignore the complex process of communication and the socially constructed nature of news messages.
A systematic search strategy was conducted of the literature which was then assessed from two perspectives. First, studies since 1998 were reviewed for their success in impacting message recall and behavior change. Second, employing a critical media studies perspective the papers were assessed for the presence of a more sophisticated understanding of the media processes of inception, transmission and reception.
Overall, recent studies support mass media interventions in influencing short-term physical activity message recall and to a lesser extent associated changes in physical activity knowledge. However, the majority of the papers were found to follow a social marketing or media advocacy theory of media promotion with little in-depth consideration of the comprehensive media processes involved in creating media messages and meaning.
Simplistic understandings of media transmission dominate in assessing physical activity and health media campaigns. Fuller understandings of the success of media campaigns, the recall of media messages or associated behaviour change can only truly be understood through the application of a more sophisticated form of media analysis.
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15533520 View in PubMed
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Accelerating the workplace health agenda.

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Healthc Pap. 2010;10(3):33-7
Publication Type
Article
Date
2010
Author
Louise Lemieux-Charles
Author Affiliation
Department of Health Policy, Management and Evaluation, University of Toronto, Toronto, Canada.
Source
Healthc Pap. 2010;10(3):33-7
Date
2010
Language
English
Publication Type
Article
Keywords
Canada
Health facilities
Health Promotion - organization & administration
Humans
Occupational Health
Abstract
Lowe and Chan's proposal for the development of common work environment metrics is long overdue. The authors' healthy work environment (HWE) framework is evidence based and illustrates the relationships between HWEs and organizational-level outcomes in a succinct yet comprehensive manner. The challenges we face in implementing their framework are related not so much to a fear of change but to a willingness to engage with multiple stakeholders and levels of government in coordinating our efforts. To date, we have lacked, at the policy level, a belief that HWEs can reduce operating costs, improve human resource utilization and, ultimately, lead to higher-quality patient care. We need a framework that will allow us to compare organizational performance in the area of health human resources in the same manner as we compare organizational outcomes in other areas. Such comparisons would allow us to further our understanding of the relationships among care providers, workplaces and organizational outcomes.
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20644350 View in PubMed
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Canada on the Move: a novel effort to increase physical activity among Canadians.

https://arctichealth.org/en/permalink/ahliterature169413
Source
Can J Public Health. 2006 Mar-Apr;97 Suppl 1:S3-4
Publication Type
Article
Author
William H Dietz
Author Affiliation
Division of Nutrition and Physical Activity, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, GA 30307, USA. wcd4@cdc.gov
Source
Can J Public Health. 2006 Mar-Apr;97 Suppl 1:S3-4
Language
English
French
Publication Type
Article
Keywords
Canada
Exercise
Health Promotion - organization & administration
Humans
National Health Programs
PubMed ID
16676831 View in PubMed
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Health in all policies as a priority in Finnish health policy: a case study on national health policy development.

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Source
Scand J Public Health. 2013 Mar;41(11 Suppl):3-28
Publication Type
Article
Date
Mar-2013
Author
Tapani Melkas
Author Affiliation
The Ministry of Social Affairs and Health of Finland, PO Box 33, FI-00023 Government, Finland.
Source
Scand J Public Health. 2013 Mar;41(11 Suppl):3-28
Date
Mar-2013
Language
English
Publication Type
Article
Keywords
Finland
Health Policy
Health Promotion - organization & administration
Humans
Policy Making
Abstract
This article describes national level development towards a Health in All Policies approach in Finland over the past four decades. In the early 1970s, improving public health became a political priority, and the need to influence key determinants of health through sectors beyond the health sector became evident. The work began with policy on nutrition, smoking and accident prevention. Intersectoral health policy was developed together with the World Health Organization (WHO). When Finland joined the European Union in 1995, some competencies were delegated to the EU which complicated national intersectoral work. The priority in the EU is economy, but the Constitution's requirement to protect health in all policies gives legal backing for including health consideration in the EU-level work. To promote that, Finland adopted 'Health in All Policies' (HiAP) as the health theme for its EU Presidency in 2006. The intersectoral work on health has developed from tackling single health problems, through large-scale programmes, further to systematic work based on legislation and permanent structures. In the 2000s, work at local level was strengthened by introducing more focused and tighter legislation and by providing expert support for implementation. Recently, emphasis has been on broad objectives and Governmental intersectoral programmes, and actors outside the administrative machinery. Great improvements in the population health have been gained over the past few decades. However, health inequalities across social groups have remained unacceptably large. Major decisions on economic policy with varying impacts by the social groups have been made without health impact assessment, or ignoring assessments conducted.
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23434760 View in PubMed
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[The role of prevention activities in population health promotion in Russia].

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Probl Sotsialnoi Gig Zdravookhranenniiai Istor Med. 2010 Jul-Aug;(4):3-7
Publication Type
Article
Author
O P Shchepin
R V Korotkikh
Iu G Tregubov
D V Golikova
Source
Probl Sotsialnoi Gig Zdravookhranenniiai Istor Med. 2010 Jul-Aug;(4):3-7
Language
Russian
Publication Type
Article
Keywords
Health Promotion - organization & administration
Humans
Preventive Health Services - methods
Russia
Abstract
The article presents the methodology to be applied to any class of disease, the socially dangerous illnesses included. The need in the organization of intersectoral coordination body to manage disease prevention activities and certification of disease prevention technologies is discussed. The necessity to implement the medical science achievements in the common public health practice is emphasized. The possibility to organize the intermediate structures contributing to surmount the gap between theory and practice is discussed. To actualize the principles of prevention and population dispanserization corresponding normative legal base, financing, political support of ruling political parties, sweeping implementation of historical experience and consideration of international experience in the field of prevention practice are needed.
PubMed ID
20973123 View in PubMed
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[Organizing summer rest for schoolchildren and improving its effectiveness].

https://arctichealth.org/en/permalink/ahliterature244392
Source
Pediatriia. 1981 Jul;(7):3-5
Publication Type
Article
Date
Jul-1981
Author
T V Kulakova
Source
Pediatriia. 1981 Jul;(7):3-5
Date
Jul-1981
Language
Russian
Publication Type
Article
Keywords
Camping
Child
Health Promotion - organization & administration
Humans
Rest
Russia
Seasons
PubMed ID
6456444 View in PubMed
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Promot Educ. 1995 Jun-Sep;2(2-3):85-6
Publication Type
Article
Author
A. Dreber
B. Petterson
Author Affiliation
Folkhälsoinstitutet, Stockholm, Sweden.
Source
Promot Educ. 1995 Jun-Sep;2(2-3):85-6
Language
English
Publication Type
Article
Keywords
Forecasting
Health Policy
Health Promotion - organization & administration - trends
Humans
Morbidity
Sweden
PubMed ID
7582760 View in PubMed
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Development of measures of individual leadership for health promotion.

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Source
Int J Health Care Qual Assur Inc Leadersh Health Serv. 2005;18(2-3):i-xii
Publication Type
Article
Date
2005
Author
Donna Anderson
Ronald C Plotnikoff
Kim Raine
Linda Barrett
Author Affiliation
Alberta Heart Health Project, University of Alberta, Edmonton, Canada.
Source
Int J Health Care Qual Assur Inc Leadersh Health Serv. 2005;18(2-3):i-xii
Date
2005
Language
English
Publication Type
Article
Keywords
Canada
Health education
Health Promotion - organization & administration
Humans
Leadership
Psychometrics - instrumentation
Abstract
This purpose of this research was to develop and establish psychometric properties of scales measuring individual leadership for health promotion.
Scales to measure leadership in health promotion were drafted based on capacity assessment instruments developed by other provinces involved in the Canadian Heart Health Initiative (CHHI), and on the literature. Content validity was established through a series of focus groups and expert opinion appraisals and pilot testing. Psychometric analyses provided empirical evidence of the construct validity and reliability of the leadership scales in the baseline survey (n = 144) of the Alberta Heart Health Project.
Principal component analysis verified the construct of the leadership scales of personal work-related practices and satisfaction with work-related practices. Each of the theoretically a prior determined scales factored into two scales each for a total of four final scales. Scale alpha coefficients (Cronbach's alpha) ranged between 0.71 and 0.78, thus establishing good scale internal consistencies.
Limitations include the relatively small sample size used in determining psychometric properties. In addition, further qualitative work would enhance understanding of the complexity of leadership in health organizations. These measures can be used by both researchers and practitioners for the assessment leadership for health promotion and to tailor interventions to increase leadership for health promotion in health organizations.
Establishing the psychometric properties and quality of leadership measures is an innovative step toward achieving capacity assessment instruments which facilitate evaluation of key relationships in developing health sector capacity for health promotion.
PubMed ID
15974506 View in PubMed
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