SUNConferences, Computers and Industrial Engineering 42

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A Critical Review Of Health Promotion Systems In A Municipal District
Teresa Hattingh, David Janks

Last modified: 2012-06-20

Abstract


Health promotion is a critical pillar of the primary health care approach which aims to improve the health of individuals by changing behaviour and empowering communities.  A critical review was undertaken to assess the effectiveness of the government health promotion system within the Ekurhuleni municipal district, South Africa.  This review attempts to assess the maturity and strength of the model used by the district using the quality indicators framework for health promotion initiatives.  The framework is also used to compare other health promotion initiatives in the region which do not operate under the municipal district system.  Findings suggest that there are significant challenges which exist within the primary health care system and that a more structured, measurable and integrated approach needs to be taken to ensure that activities and initiatives are effective.

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