Health promotion

The WHO Health Promotion Glossary

The WHO Health Promotion Glossary was written to facilitate understanding, communication and cooperation among those engaged in health promotion at the local, regional, national and global levels. Two editions of the Glossary have been released, the first in 1986 and the second in 1998.

Continued revision of the document is necessary to promote consensus regarding meanings and to take account of developments in thinking and practice. In the following update, published in Health Promotion International, 10 new terms are presented.