Passionate about health promotion: the Health Promotion Forum 10 years on and growing
(Adapted from an article in the Health Promotion Forum newsletter, Issue 40, April 1997, updated February 2009.)
In 1986, the five strands of the Ottawa Charter became the international guiding principles of health promotion practice. In New Zealand these, combined with Te Tiriti of Waitangi, became the foundations on which health promotion practice was to develop.
In 1983 Professor Lawrence Green, regarded as one of the leading lights in health promotion, was brought to New Zealand by the Medical Research Council (MRC) to speak at a series of workshops on the planning and evaluation of health education and health promotion. Health promotion as a profession was evolving ...