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The current COVID-19 pandemic has exposed missing links between health promotion and national/global health emergency policies. In response, health promotion initiatives were urgently developed and applied around the world. A selection of case studies from five countries, based on the Socio-Ecological Model of Health Promotion, exemplify ‘real-world’ action and challenges for health promotion intervention, research, and policy during the COVID-19 pandemic. Interventions range from a focus on individuals/families, organizations, communities and in healthcare, public health, education and media systems, health-promoting settings, and policy. Lessons learned highlight the need for emphasizing equity, trust, systems approach, and sustained action in future health promotion preparedness strategies. Challenges and opportunities are highlighted regarding the need for rapid response, clear communication based on health literacy, and collaboration across countries, disciplines, and health and education systems for meaningful solutions to global health crises.
Author(s): Levin-Zamir D, Sorensen K, Su TT, Sentell T, Rowlands G, Messer M, Pleasant A, Nunes LS, Lev-Ari S, Okan O
Publication type: Article
Publication status: Published
Journal: Global Health Promotion
Pages: epub ahead of print
Online publication date: 27/03/2021
Acceptance date: 26/03/2021
Date deposited: 09/04/2021
ISSN (print): 1757-9759
ISSN (electronic): 1757-9767
Publisher: Sage Publications Ltd.
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