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ERIC Number: ED479140
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2001-Aug
Pages: 12
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Healthy Communities: Building Communities from the Ground Up.
Wolff, Tom
More and more communities are rallying together to solve their own problems. These broad-based initiatives are illustrations of the international healthy communities movement. The healthy communities movement emerged from the World Health Organization in 1986 and has quickly spread across the globe. A cornerstone of the movement is the Ottawa Charter for Health Promotion that describes the prerequisites for health as: peace, shelter, education, food, income, a stable ecosystem, sustainable resources, social justice, and equity. To produce a healthy community in addition to redefining the way people look at health, new mechanisms of community problem solving must be reviewed. This paper describes and discusses the healthy communities movement. The paper outlines 10 commonly agreed upon core elements of healthy community efforts. It notes that research on the impact of healthy community initiatives is just emerging and cites several studies. (Contains 15 references.) (BT)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Language: English
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