J. Hope Corbin • Mariana Sanmartino Emily Alden Hennessy • Helga Bjørnøy Urke Editors
Tools and Bridges for Practice, Research, and Social Transformation
As a scientifc discipline, health promotion has expanded beyond its earlier roots of one-way information dissemination in health education into to a broader, more inclusive approach that considers community perspectives. Since the Ottawa Charter, the feld of health promotion has been evolving at a rapid pace, as our understanding of human behavior has deepened; our policy and programs have become more nuanced. The Charter, and subsequent global agreements and frameworks, has further expanded our work and led to the current emphasis on the Social Determinants of Health in designing and developing health-promoting settings, initiatives, and policies.