Introduction: What Is Health Promotion for Children and Adolescents? (Chapter 1 in Health Promotion for Children and Adolescents).
Korin, Maya Rom.
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This chapter explains the concept of health and of child health, defines health promotion, and highlights the following pillars for health promotion of children and adolescents: building healthy public policy that takes into account child health concerns, creating supportive environments, strengthening communities such that children feel safe, reorienting health services to ensure children’s health care is easily accessed and that service needs are met, and developing personal knowledge and skills so that children receive appropriate health knowledge. 21 references.
child health; socioeconomic influences; poverty; risk factors; resilience; policy formation; foster children; mental health services; CHILD HEALTH SERVICES