Asian Perspectives and Evidence on Health Promotion and Education

Asian Perspectives and Evidence on Health Promotion and Education

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Globalization and information technology have caused many health problems: mental health issues like depression, and lifestyle-related disease like diabetes and obesity. To cope with these health issues, health promotion and education are desperately needed. Convincing policy decision makers to invest in health promotion and education programs, it is needed to show its effectiveness. Health promotion and education professionals are expected to construct evidence of health promotion and education. Most of such evidence has been produced in the US and European countries. Because socio-economic conditions differ between the Asia and Western countries, we cannot depend on such evidence to implement adequate health promotion and education in our region. We must produce and accumulate our own evidence based on Asian perspectives.Community-based participatory research (CBPR) and CBPR partnerships are recommended as promising approaches to address social determinants of health and health inequity [18a€“21]. CBPR core principles go along with the direction ofanbsp;...

Title:Asian Perspectives and Evidence on Health Promotion and Education
Author: Takashi Muto, Eun Woo Nam, Toshitaka Nakahara
Publisher:Springer Science & Business Media - 2010-12-03

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