Health promotion

Organization-wide expected results and indicators

Expected result 1

Increased guidance for integrating health promotion, including ageing and oral health, into health systems.

  • Number of countries that have integrated strategies for health promotion throughout the life course into national health plans 1925.

Expected result 2

Capacity for governance, stewardship, planning and implementation of multisectoral health promotion policies and programmes strengthened at country and regional levels, based on gender-sensitive approaches to promoting health and well-being throughout the life course.

  • Number of countries that have accurate and updated country profiles on health promotion and risk factors
  • Number of university public health/health promotion degree programmes, at national or provincial level in low- and middle-income countries, with strengthened capacity
  • Number of countries that have health impact assessment in place for new public policies

Expected result 3

Evidence validated and disseminated of the effectiveness of health promotion strategies and interventions to tackle communicable and noncommunicable diseases.

  • Number of intervention studies demonstrating the effectiveness of health promotion in low and middle-income countries published in professional journals.

Expected result 4

New and innovative approaches applied to sustainable financing of health promotion interventions and capacity building at national, local and community levels.

  • Number of health promotion foundations, or other means for financing health promotion, established in countries

Expected result 5

Increased capacity of ministries of health and education to plan, implement and evaluate school health programmes for the reduction of risks associated with leading causes of death, disease and disability.

  • Number of countries that have implemented the Global School-based Student Health Survey, or the survey on Health Behaviour in School-aged Children.

Expected result 6

Increased guidance to curtail social, economic and political policies and practices that undermine the effects of health promotion programmes and that glorify and encourage risk taking behaviour, particularly among young people.

  • Availability of WHO guidelines for fostering and encouraging healthy behaviours, and for curtailing policies and practices that undermine young people’s health.

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