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Health Promotion in Prevention of Non-communicable Diseases

Donev, Doncho ; Lazarevik, Vladimir ; Simonovska, Valentina

Published in: Programmes for Training on Research in Public Health for South Eastern Europe. Vol. 4: Health Promotion and Disease Prevention: A Handbook for Teachers, Researchers, Health Professionals and Decision Makers, ed. Doncho Donev, Gordana Pavlekovic, Lijana Zaletel Kragelj
ISBN: 978-3-89918-169-2
Editor: Doncho Donev, Gordana Pavlekovic, Lijana Zaletel Kragelj

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Abstract:
A number of internationally recognized studies directed to prevention of the leading non-communicable diseases (NCD) showed evidence of enormous importance of precise defined priorities (population groups and diseases), community based measures of prevention and health intervention organizational and network promotive activities including media involvement and support. Promotion of healthy lifestyles and elimination of the common risk factors for NCD should be considered as high priority in the broad scope of measures of health care. Integrated programs for preventive health care of chronic noncommunicable diseases directed to life style changes, scientific work with monitoring and evaluation, creating supportive environments, multi-sectoral approach in solving health problems and inter-sectoral cooperation within the community with active involvement and participation of the population and developing personal skills are summarizing all principles of organization, integration and overall activities of health care services within the contemporary health care systems.


Keywords: Health, health promotion, health education, non-communicable diseases, intersectoral cooperation, healthy lifestyles
Institution: Faculty of Health Sciences
DDC classification: Medicine and health

Suggested Citation:
Donev, Doncho ; Lazarevik, Vladimir ; Simonovska, Valentina  (2008)  Health Promotion in Prevention of Non-communicable Diseases. Programmes for Training on Research in Public Health for South Eastern Europe. Vol. 4: Health Promotion and Disease Prevention: A Handbook for Teachers, Researchers, Health Professionals and Decision Makers, ed. Doncho Donev, Gordana Pavlekovic, Lijana Zaletel Kragelj 978-3-89918-169-2


URL: http://biecoll.ub.uni-bielefeld.de/volltexte/2009/2282



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