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Classroom active breaks: a feasibility study in Southern Italy.

Health Promot Int 2019 Apr 23. Epub 2019 Apr 23.

Department of Movement Sciences and Wellbeing, University of Naples "Parthenope", Via Medina 40, Naples 80133, Italy.

Though classroom time has been identified as a contributing factor to sedentary behavior, school has been recognized as the main educational setting providing physical activity (PA) opportunities. The purpose of this study was to develop and evaluate the feasibility of a classroom-based intervention which integrates PA during the school time, and assess its potential effect on reducing inactivity in primary school children. The intervention was performed in a sample of 47 children attending a primary school in the south of Italy and it was structured in two sessions of classroom active breaks (CABs) in three school days a week, shared with and supervised by the teachers. Read More

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Non-communicable disease prevention in Mexico: policies, programs and regulations.

Health Promot Int 2019 Apr 21. Epub 2019 Apr 21.

University of Arizona, Mel and Enid Zuckerman College of Public Health, 1296 N. Martin, Tucson, AZ 85724, USA.

Non-communicable diseases (NCD), such as diabetes and cardiovascular disease, have become a leading cause of the death in Mexico. The federal government has addressed this issue through developing NCD prevention plans, regulations and policies (PRPs) that seek to address social and environmental factors, which was led by the National Institute of Public Health and Ministry of Health in concert with various non-governmental organizations. This review aims to synthesize and summarize national NCD prevention PRPs addressing social and environmental factors passed from 2010 to 2016, and to assess the extent to which these efforts successfully addressed factors contributing to the epidemic. Read More

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April 2019
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Family-centred oral health promotion through Victorian child-health services: a pilot.

Health Promot Int 2019 Apr 21. Epub 2019 Apr 21.

Dental Health Services Victoria, 720 Swanston Street, Carlton, Victoria 3053, Australia.

Maternal and Child Health Services (MCHS) provide ideal settings for oral disease prevention. In Victoria (Australia), child mouth-checks (Lift-the-Lip) and oral health promotion (OHP) occur during MCHS child visits. This study trialled Tooth-Packs (OHP resources, toothbrushes, toothpastes) distribution within MCHS to (i) assess the impacts of Tooth-Packs distribution on child and family oral health (OH) behaviours and knowledge, including Maternal and Child Health Nurses (MCHN) child referral practices to dental services, and (ii) determine the feasibility and acceptability of incorporating Tooth-Packs distribution into MCHN OHP practices. Read More

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Volunteerism as adolescent health promotion asset: a scoping review.

Health Promot Int 2019 Apr 21. Epub 2019 Apr 21.

University of Navarra, School of Nursing, Department of Community, Maternity and Pediatric Nursing. Campus Universitario, 31008 Pamplona, Spain.

The Aim of this scoping review was to explore the available literature on volunteerism in adolescence and the benefits that this activity may report in their healthy development, from a salutogenic perspective. Searches were conducted in Pubmed, Cinahl, PsycINFO and Cochrane Library home databases; 15 articles were selected. Almost all of the studies were conducted in the United States between 1990 and 2000, primarily developed by psychologists and sociologists. Read More

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HPV vaccine, Twitter, and gay, bisexual and other men who have sex with men.

Health Promot Int 2019 Apr 21. Epub 2019 Apr 21.

Drexel University Dornsife School of Public Health, 3215 Market St., Philadelphia, PA 19104, USA.

This study aimed to quantify human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine Twitter messaging addressing gay, bisexual and other men who have sex with men (GB+MSM) and describes messaging by vaccine sentiment (attitudes towards vaccine) and characteristics (topic of messaging). Between August 2014 and July 2015, we collected 193 379 HPV-related tweets and classified them by vaccine sentiment and characteristics. We analysed a subsample of tweets containing the terms 'gay', 'bisexual' and 'MSM' (N = 2306), and analysed distributions of sentiment and characteristics using chi-square. Read More

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Parent and child perceptions of gambling promotions in Australian sport.

Health Promot Int 2019 Apr 14. Epub 2019 Apr 14.

Faculty of Health Sciences, Curtin University, Perth, WA, Australia.

Gambling is recognized as a significant public health problem. However, there is little research exploring community attitudes towards gambling and the development of advocacy initiatives. Engaging adults and young people in advocacy efforts is recognized as being beneficial to the successful implementation of harm prevention and reduction strategies. Read More

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April 2019
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The impact of gardening on nutrition and physical health outcomes: a systematic review and meta-analysis.

Health Promot Int 2019 Apr 14. Epub 2019 Apr 14.

International Health Policy Program (IHPP), Ministry of Public Health, Muang, Nonthaburi 11000, Thailand.

Community gardening has been widely recognized as a multicomponent approach that has affected a broad range of health and well-being outcomes. The objective of this study was to investigate the association between community gardening and nutrition and physical health among adults. A systematic review and meta-analysis were conducted. Read More

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April 2019
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Beyond positive a priori bias: reframing community engagement in LMICs.

Authors:
Seye Abimbola

Health Promot Int 2019 Apr 14. Epub 2019 Apr 14.

School of Public Health, University of Sydney, Sydney, NSW, Australia.

Showing the causal link between community engagement and improved health outcomes is a 'holy grail' of health policy. This article argues that this 'holy grail' has remained elusive because community engagement in primary health care is under-theorized, having been based on positive a priori assumptions, e.g. Read More

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April 2019
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Health promotion 4.0.

Authors:
Ilona Kickbusch

Health Promot Int 2019 Apr;34(2):179-181

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April 2019
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Enhancing healthy eating patterns among Hong Kong young adults.

Health Promot Int 2019 Mar 29. Epub 2019 Mar 29.

School of Human Movement and Nutrition Sciences Building (26B), University of Queensland, Brisbane, QLD 4067, Australia.

Every year, the majority of Hong Kong young adults who graduate from secondary school progress onto tertiary education. Poor eating patterns among young adults could lead to long-term health implications associated with overweight and obesity. Using the socio-ecological model as a theoretical framework, this paper reviews the current food-related policies in Hong Kong and proposes a comprehensive policy approach relevant to a variety of organizational contexts that has the potential to support positive eating patterns among young adults by enhancing the local food environment. Read More

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March 2019
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Community health agents, nurses and physicians conducting research in Brazil's family health program.

Health Promot Int 2019 Mar;34(Supplement_1):i92-i102

Ryerson University, Daphne Cockwell School of Nursing, Toronto, ON, Canada.

While the integration of community-based providers within interprofessional health teams has been recommended by policymakers worldwide, there is limited research on how medical and community-based providers inform and participate in health research. Our study uses cross-sectional data from 169 Community Health Workers (CHWs), 62 nurses, and 31 physicians within Brazil's Family Health Strategy Program. Using an integrated framework of social cognitive theories and Theory for Planned Behavior, a reliable and valid instrument was developed to examine differences in past research involvement, and opinions about health and public health research (research efficacy and perceptions of research process). Read More

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March 2019
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The convergences between the Sustainable Development Goals and national agendas: the Brazilian case.

Health Promot Int 2019 Mar;34(Supplement_1):i46-i55

Health Promotion and Sustainable Development Working Group, ABRASCO.

One of the criticisms against the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) or 2030 Agenda is how they are decontextualized from national realities. To verify this, we worked to identify possible interfaces between the deliberations that took place at Brazilian national conferences and the 2030 Agenda, in the context of urban territories. A qualitative study was conducted using thematic analysis of the final documents produced by the national conferences on health, food and nutrition security, environment and solidarity economy (2013-2015). Read More

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March 2019
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Emancipatory promotion of health: contributions from Brazil in the context of the Global South.

Health Promot Int 2019 Mar;34(Supplement_1):i56-i64

NEEPES (Center for Ecologies, Epistemologies and Emancipatory Promotion of Health), National School of Public Health, Fundação Oswaldo Cruz, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

The article, a critical essay, presents the notion of an emancipatory promotion of health (EPH), which seeks to relate the field of public health in theoretical and practical terms with the reinvention of utopias and relevant social struggles of our time principally in the Global South, a metaphor designating the peripheral or semiperipheral regions of the modern world-system. This is a relevant topic in the face of the planetary socio-ecological crisis and the debate on economic development, democracy and sustainability at a moment especially critical for the Brazilian reality and other countries. In particular, the contributions of peoples and social movements from rural, forests and water-dominated regions in Brazil to the emancipatory practices of health are discussed. Read More

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March 2019
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Exploring challenges, threats and innovations in global health promotion.

Health Promot Int 2019 Mar;34(Supplement_1):i37-i45

School of Life Sciences, Pontifical Catholic University of Parana, Curitiba, Paraná, Brazil.

Global health faces a broad spectrum of old and new challenges. Besides epidemiological problems, political conflicts, economic crisis and austerity policies are jeopardizing progress towards Universal Health Coverage (UHC), affecting the most vulnerable populations. During the 22nd International Union for Health Promotion and Education (IUHPE) World Conference on Health Promotion held in Curitiba, Brazil, in 2016, challenges and threats for global health, in addition to a wide range of innovative experiences in health promotion, were discussed with participants from 65 countries. Read More

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March 2019
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Health and equity in Latin America: utopias and reality.

Health Promot Int 2019 Mar;34(Supplement_1):i11-i19

Fiocruz's Presidency Chief of Staff/IdeiaSUS, The Oswaldo Cruz Foundation, Av. Brasil 4365, Mourish Castle, 5th Floor, Manguinhos, RJ, Brazil.

Curitiba's Declaration during the 22nd World Conference on Health Promotion of the IUHPE highlighted equity as a prerequisite for health and as an essential element of health promotion, though not as an isolated aim. Latin America today is facing the loss of civil rights, austerity policies and social inequities, which together are increasing the gap between rich and poor and putting the health sector on alert. As health professionals, it is therefore our responsibility to provide cross-cutting analyses on how inter-sectoral public policies might represent utopias and realities in such a dramatic period of our history. Read More

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Democracy and health promotion.

Health Promot Int 2019 Mar;34(Supplement_1):i1-i3

Center for Particpatory Reserach, College of Population Health, University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, USA.

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Curitiba Statement on Health Promotion and Equity: voices from people concerned with global inequities.

Health Promot Int 2019 Mar;34(Supplement_1):i4-i10

School of Health Science, Pontifícia Universidade Católica do Paraná, Curitiba, Brazil.

This Statement represents the voice of participants in the 22nd IUHPE World Conference on Health Promotion, held in Curitiba, Brazil, in May 2016. The Brazilian political context at that time greatly influenced the drafting of the Curitiba Statement, which was considered by many participants as an opportunity to categorically express that Brazilian democracy was threatened, as well as the danger of fiscal austerity implemented by many governments of the world. The conference organizers also perceived the launching of this Statement as an opportunity to influence the WHO Shanghai Declaration, since it very strongly stated the influence of commercial interests and corporate practices of the market that are harmful to health. Read More

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March 2019
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Applying quality improvement strategies within Canadian population health promotion.

Health Promot Int 2019 Mar 18. Epub 2019 Mar 18.

Population and Public Health, Saskatchewan Health Authority, Saskatoon, SK, Canada.

This article describes how quality improvement (QI) methodology was applied to partnership work in a population health promotion unit within a health care system. Using Kolb's experiential model of learning, we describe and reflect on our experience as a population health promotion unit working on a QI initiative focused on community partnerships for intersectoral collaboration. We identify contextual factors that can guide QI for population health promotion work. Read More

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Brief smoking cessation in acute Welsh hospitals: a realist approach.

Health Promot Int 2019 Mar 15. Epub 2019 Mar 15.

Public Health Wales, Clwydian House, Wrexham Technology Park, Wrexham, UK.

This implementation study sought to determine what works to support brief smoking cessation (BSC) in acute hospital settings, through exploration of organizational delivery and the role of healthcare professionals (HCPs). We used a realist approach, with embedded stakeholder engagement, within a large health organization. We conducted interviews (n = 27), a survey (n = 279) and organization documentation review (n = 44). Read More

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March 2019
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Testing threat-to-efficacy ratios in health communications about cardiovascular disease among an older population.

Health Promot Int 2019 Mar 16. Epub 2019 Mar 16.

School of Psychology, Trinity College Dublin, Dublin, Ireland.

To test threat-to-efficacy ratios within health communications about cardiovascular disease (CVD) for older individuals. Participants were randomly assigned to one of six messages: (i) 'standard' message with 1/1 threat-to-efficacy ratio, (ii) 'low efficacy' message with 1/0 threat-to-efficacy ratio, (iii) 'low threat' message with 0/1 threat-to-efficacy ratio, (iv) 'high efficacy' message with 1/2 threat-to-efficacy ratio; (v) 'high threat' message with 2/1 threat-to-efficacy ratio and (vi) 'overload' message with 2/2 threat-to-efficacy ratio. Participants had to be of 60 years of age or older (N = 242, Male = 92, Age: M = 68. Read More

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Possibilities and challenges in developing and implementing an empowerment-based school-intervention in a Swedish disadvantaged community.

Health Promot Int 2019 Mar 8. Epub 2019 Mar 8.

Department of Food and Nutrition and Sport Science, University of Gothenburg, Gothenburg, Sweden.

In this paper, we describe and critically reflect on the possibilities and challenges of developing and implementing an empowerment-based school intervention regarding healthy food and physical activity (PA), involving participants from a Swedish multicultural area characterized by low socioeconomic status. The 2-year intervention was continually developed and implemented, as a result of cooperation and shared decision making among researchers and the participants. All 54 participants were seventh graders, and the intervention comprised health coaching, health promotion sessions and a Facebook group. Read More

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Australian lessons for developing and testing a culturally inclusive health promotion campaign.

Health Promot Int 2019 Feb 26. Epub 2019 Feb 26.

School of Social Sciences and Psychology, Western Sydney University, Penrith, Australia.

The purpose of the study was to develop and test culturally appropriate health promotion materials that were seen to be socially inclusive in regard to blood donation within the Australian-African community. Materials were produced in multiple languages (English, Arabic, Swahili and Kirundi) and were initially developed based on previous pilot data, with feedback from the project partner (Australian Red Cross Blood Service) and the African community. Seven formative focus groups with 62 participants were then conducted to ensure the materials would be effective, credible and culturally acceptable to the target audience, including preferred messages, taglines and images. Read More

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February 2019
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Communication's role in overcoming challenges for obesity prevention partnerships.

Health Promot Int 2019 Feb 25. Epub 2019 Feb 25.

Department of Media and Communications, The University of Sydney, Sydney, NSW, Australia.

With obesity rates growing worldwide calls have increased to coordinate efforts in nationwide partnership models. Yet, the necessity for professional partnerships has brought into sharper focus a problem in jointly communicating obesity and its prevention. Following a social representation framework and using episodic interviewing of members from different professions directly or indirectly involved in obesity prevention, this report critically analysed concepts and communicative approaches held by those professional areas. Read More

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February 2019
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A framework to assess cultural safety in Australian public policy.

Health Promot Int 2019 Feb 22. Epub 2019 Feb 22.

Southgate Institute for Health, Society and Equity, Flinders University, GPO Box 2100, Adelaide, South Australia, Australia.

The concept of cultural safety (CS) has been developed as a critical perspective on healthcare provided to Indigenous service users in neo-colonial countries such as New Zealand, Australia and Canada. Unlike other frameworks for culturally competent healthcare, a CS approach recognizes impacts of colonization and power inequalities on Indigenous peoples and asks how these may manifest in healthcare settings. It has been argued that CS thinking is suited to critical analysis of public policy, but there has been limited work in this direction. Read More

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February 2019
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Which literacy for health promotion: health, food, nutrition or media?

Health Promot Int 2019 Feb 21. Epub 2019 Feb 21.

Department of Communication, Media and Film, Faculty of Arts, University of Calgary, Social Sciences Building, Room 320, 618 Campus Place NW, Calgary, AB, Canada.

Education and literacy are important aspects of health promotion. The potential for health literacy to promote healthier choices has been widely examined, with studies variously incorporating food literacy, nutrition literacy and/or media literacy as components of health literacy, rather than treating each as unique concepts for health promotion. This study examines similarities and differences across health literacy, food literacy, nutrition literacy and health-promoting media literacy to highlight how each literacy type theorizes the relationship between education and health. Read More

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February 2019

Analysis of whole-school policy changes in Austrian schools.

Health Promot Int 2019 Feb 21. Epub 2019 Feb 21.

Institute for Health Promotion and Disease Prevention, Department of Child and Adolescent Health, Nordbahnstr 51, Vienna, Austria.

Health Policies with school-wide effects have been shown to improve the health of students and school staff, but in practice, schools struggle with this approach. Ten Austrian schools which had recently adopted new time structure policies were investigated: On the basis of 19 interviews with school staff, we used thematic analysis to identify facilitating and hindering factors for the implementation processes. Furthermore, agency analysis was applied, in which the interviewees' use of language was interpreted to estimate their perception of their own agency in the context of policy change. Read More

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February 2019

Capacity building and personal empowerment: participatory food costing in Nova Scotia, Canada.

Health Promot Int 2019 Feb 21. Epub 2019 Feb 21.

Mount Saint Vincent University, Halifax, Canada.

Food insecurity impacts millions of people globally. It has been recognized as a priority and a human right by the United Nations where empowerment of women is identified as a significant goal in addressing food insecurity. In the Maritime Province of Nova Scotia (NS), Canada, more than one in five children live in food insecure households. Read More

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February 2019

Neighborhood environment, self-rated health and quality of life in Latin America.

Health Promot Int 2019 Feb 11. Epub 2019 Feb 11.

Program in Physical Therapy, School of Medicine, Washington University in St. Louis, St. Louis, Missouri.

To conduct a systematic review examining the associations between neighborhood environments and self-rated health (SRH) and health-related quality of life (HR-QOL) in the urban context of Latin America. We conducted a structured search of quantitative studies in three bibliographic databases published in Spanish, English, Portuguese and French from January 1990 to December 2015. We restricted the search to studies conducted in Latin-American cities with one million and more inhabitants. Read More

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February 2019
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Planetary health in the Anthropocene.

Health Promot Int 2019 Mar;34(Supplement_1):i28-i36

School of Life Sciences at Pontifícia Universidade Católica do Paraná (PPGO/PUCPR), Curitiba, PR, Brazil.

The idea that the Holocene is over and a new human-dominated geological epoch, the Anthropocene, is in progress has been widely discussed. The article aims to outline the published definitions and current patterns on the Anthropocene, highlighting an agenda of emerging risks, challenges and possibilities for the health of the world's population in this new era. We performed a review on the complexities of planetary health in the Anthropocene, which generated 42 initial references for full-text reading; we selected 25 of them and carried out analysis and interpretation. Read More

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March 2019
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'Singing has empowered, enchanted and enthralled me'-choirs for wellbeing?

Health Promot Int 2019 Feb 2. Epub 2019 Feb 2.

General Practitioner at Herstmonceux Integrative Health Centre, Hailsham, East Sussex, UK.

Singing in groups is a global phenomenon and there is a growing body of evidence that singing can affect health and wellbeing. This is the first gender-based study to explore how women's perceptions of their own health and wellbeing can be affected by singing in a choir; and also how choral singing may have an impact on social inclusion. Qualitative data was collected from nine choirs in two regions of Norway. Read More

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February 2019

Mental health first aid for the UK Armed Forces.

Health Promot Int 2019 Jan 31. Epub 2019 Jan 31.

School of Sport and Exercise, University of Gloucestershire, Gloucester, UK.

Education programmes in mental health literacy can address stigma and misunderstanding of mental health. This study investigated self-rated differences in knowledge, attitudes and confidence around mental health issues following participation in a bespoke Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) training course for the Armed Forces. The mixed methods approach comprised quantitative surveys and qualitative interviews. Read More

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January 2019

The quagmire of competence.

Authors:
Evelyne de Leeuw

Health Promot Int 2019 Jan 28. Epub 2019 Jan 28.

Editor-in-Chief.

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January 2019

Unpacking 'the cloud': a framework for implementing public health approaches to palliative care.

Health Promot Int 2019 Jan 27. Epub 2019 Jan 27.

Department of Family Medicine, McMaster University, Hamilton, Canada.

Designing and implementing population-based systems of care that address the social determinants of health, take action on multiple levels, and are guided by evidence-based principles is a pressing priority, and an international challenge. Aging persons are a priority demographic whose health needs span physical, psychosocial and existential care domains, increase in the last year of life, are often poorly coordinated and therefore remain unmet. Compassionate communities (CCs) are an example of a public health approach that fully addresses the holistic healthcare needs of those who are aging and nearing end of life. Read More

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January 2019
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Chagas and health promotion: dialogue inspired by the Curitiba Statement.

Health Promot Int 2019 Mar;34(Supplement_1):i82-i91

Programme on Control of Chagas Disease, Department of Control of Neglected Tropical Diseases, World Health Organization, Geneva, Switzerland.

With the objective of providing an insightful analysis of Chagas disease in the world, the authors share their collective reflections about the current situation of this public health problem in: rural environments of Latin America; urban environments of endemic and non-endemic areas everywhere; and, at a global level. A perspective based on the 'Democracy and Health Promotion' axis allowed the development of an innovative update about Chagas disease as a model of a complex socio-environmental health problem, with a key set of elements that goes beyond biomedical aspects. The authors created a dialogue between the fundamental elements of the Curitiba Statement on Health Promotion and Equity and crucial aspects of a reflection on the reality of Chagas disease today that at the same time challenges the different actors involved. Read More

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Community participation in health research: an ethnography from rural Swaziland.

Health Promot Int 2019 Jan 27. Epub 2019 Jan 27.

Jean Hailes Research Unit, School of Public Health and Preventive Medicine, Monash University, Melbourne, Australia.

Community participation in all aspects of health research is widely advocated. However, there is a lack of specificity in reporting what community members actually do, and reported participation is typically limited to discrete research activities. Greater specificity in reporting has potential to clarify how community participation might occur and how it might influence empowerment and research rigour. Read More

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January 2019

Mental Health Navigation - a Model.

Health Promot Int 2019 Jan 25. Epub 2019 Jan 25.

School of Management, University of Michigan-Flint, Flint, MI, USA.

The need for mental health care services is a growing concern around the world. This article proposes a conceptual model for the role a mental health care navigator to meet the growing needs of consumers who are seeking greater access to fragmented and confusing mental health care services. This conceptual model proposes integrating mental health into primary care with a more patient-centered approach to the care of the whole person. Read More

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January 2019

Is the availability of open public spaces associated with leisure-time physical activity in Brazilian adults?

Health Promot Int 2019 Jan 25. Epub 2019 Jan 25.

Department of Surveillance of Diseases and Noncommunicable Diseases and Health Promotion, Secretariat of Health Surveillance, Ministry of Health, Brasilia-DF, Brazil.

This study aims to analyse the association between perceived presence of public spaces near residences and practice of physical activity during leisure time by adults in the state capitals of Brazil, based on sociodemographic characteristics. Participants were individuals aged ≥18 years living in the 27 state capitals of Brazil (n = 52 929, 53.9% female) who responded to a national survey called VIGITEL in 2013. Read More

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January 2019
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Travel agent and tour guide perceptions on travel health promotion in Bali.

Health Promot Int 2019 Jan 21. Epub 2019 Jan 21.

Department of Internal Medicine, Faculty of Medicine, Udayana University, Jl. PB Sudirman, Denpasar, 80232 Bali, Indonesia.

The increasing number of travelers to Bali has been accompanied by the increased risks of travel-related health problems. Travel agents and tour guides are in a key position to inform travelers about these matters; nonetheless, little evidence was found on their role in the promotion of travel health. This article aims to assess travel agent and tour guide perceptions on their possible involvement in promoting travel health measures in Bali. Read More

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January 2019

Factors influencing healthy eating and physical activity amongst school staff.

Health Promot Int 2019 Jan 21. Epub 2019 Jan 21.

Deakin University, Geelong, Global Obesity Centre, School of Health and Social Development, BC Building, Burwood, VIC 3125, Australia.

Limited research has explored teachers' perceptions of the role that schools can play in supporting staff members' healthy eating and physical activity. We aimed to identify barriers to healthy eating and physical activity within the school context, and to conclude on potential strategies for supporting staff to pursue these healthier behaviours. A convenience sampling strategy was used to recruit eleven schools from across Victoria to participate in this study, through contacts known to the researchers. Read More

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January 2019
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The quagmire of competence.

Authors:
Evelyne de Leeuw

Health Promot Int 2019 Feb;34(1):1-4

Editor-in-Chief.

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February 2019
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Evaluation of the All Right? Campaign's Facebook intervention post-disaster in Canterbury, New Zealand.

Health Promot Int 2019 Jan 2. Epub 2019 Jan 2.

Mental Health Foundation, Christchurch, New Zealand.

The All Right? campaign was developed as a mental health promotion campaign following the 2010-2011 Canterbury earthquakes. One aspect of the overall campaign was the utilisation of social media as a means of promoting wellbeing messages. This research evaluates the use of the All Right? Facebook page as a means of promoting wellbeing after a major natural disaster. Read More

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January 2019
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Autonomy support in physical education promotes autonomous motivation towards leisure-time physical activity: evidence from a sample of Chinese college students.

Health Promot Int 2018 Dec 22. Epub 2018 Dec 22.

Department of Applied Psychology: Work, Education and Economy, University of Vienna, 1010 Vienna, Austria.

Based on the trans-contextual model, two studies aimed to test whether autonomy-supportive physical education (PE) promotes autonomous motivation towards leisure-time physical activity among Chinese college students. Study 1 was conducted in September 2015 and used a cross-sectional design. Participants were students who provided data on perceived autonomy support and motivation for physical activity. Read More

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December 2018
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Ecology of knowledge and cognitive justice for health promotion: health in the Terreiro communities.

Health Promot Int 2019 Mar;34(Supplement_1):i65-i73

Department of Collective Health, Faculty of Medical Sciences, State University of Campinas, Brazil.

This article intends to explore the logics that produce 'non-existence' to imagine how the Health Promotion could take advantage of the experience of the Terreiros to produce more health and social justice. The interest in addressing the scarcely explored cultural determinants of health was in the background of this survey, which assumes the diversity as a positive producer of alternatives. The interest in an 'ecology of knowledge' led to an imaginative transcultural effort to address the contemporary problem of the growth or intensification of discrimination and religious intolerance practices. Read More

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March 2019
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The inclination to shun healthy behaviours that generate only transient benefits: the role of future clarity.

Health Promot Int 2018 Dec 24. Epub 2018 Dec 24.

School of Psychological and Clinical Sciences, Charles Darwin University, Ellengowan Dr, Casuarina, Australia.

Research has not definitively ascertained the circumstances that motivate people to live a healthier lifestyle. To redress this shortfall, we report two overlapping studies that examined whether people are more inclined to value health benefits that seem enduring and fundamental rather than transient or superficial-even after controlling effort and cost. In these studies, 242 participants indicated the degree to which they implement 17 health behaviours-as well as the extent to which they perceive the benefits of these behaviours as enduring and fundamental. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/heapro/day113DOI Listing
December 2018
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Perceptions of public health and cross-sectoral collaboration in low SES neighbourhoods in Denmark.

Health Promot Int 2018 Dec 24. Epub 2018 Dec 24.

Department of Social Science and Business, Roskilde University, Universitetsvej 1, Roskilde, Denmark.

Cross-sectoral interventions in low socio-economic status (SES) neighbourhoods are an important contribution to reducing social inequities in health. This article investigates the health perceptions among professionals from public health, social and place-based initiatives, all working in low SES neighbourhoods in Denmark, and what implications these perceptions have on their work with health promotion and on collaboration between the initiatives. Empirically, we draw on 63 semi-structured interviews with frontline professionals across area-based initiatives (ABIs), social housing development plans (SHDPs) and municipal public health departments (PHDs). Read More

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December 2018
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Establishing and implementing a health promoting school in rural Cambodia.

Health Promot Int 2018 Dec 22. Epub 2018 Dec 22.

School of Public Health and Social Work, Faculty of Health, Queensland University of Technology, Victoria Park Road, Herston, Australia.

Few studies have used a whole-of-school approach in implementing a health promoting schools (HPS) framework. Descriptions of how HPS is being implemented, particularly in low-resourced, developing countries, are limited. This study used an exploratory case study design to examine the planning and implementation of a HPS in a rural Cambodian village. Read More

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December 2018
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Can the financial burden of being a community health volunteer in western Kenya exacerbate poverty?

Health Promot Int 2018 Dec 26. Epub 2018 Dec 26.

Academic Model Providing Access to Healthcare (AMPATH), Primary Healthcare, Eldoret, Kenya.

Community health volunteers (CHVs) act as vital links between communities and health facilities, bridging the health service delivery gap common in low- and middle-income countries. In 2013, changes in funding in western Kenya left most CHVs without their individual monthly stipend. In this article, we explore how the implementation of a pooled incentive model had an impact on the lives of CHVs from two counties in western Kenya. Read More

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December 2018
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