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Health Promotion & Prevention

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One of the best ways to create a healthy society is to promote and encourage healthy life styles. Mental health promotion is defined by the World Health Organization as the creation of living conditions and environments that support mental health and allow people to adopt and maintain healthy lifestyles. Mental health promotion can be effectively addressed in primary care and other clinical settings. 

This section will lead you to written resources and web sites that contain important information about health promotion and prevention. Among other things, you will find:

 

  • Links to organizations that deal with specific common chronic diseases
  • Identification of major risk factors for developing certain chronic diseases
  • Information on patterns and trends in healthy living
  • Tips on how to live a healthy and balanced life
  • Studies and research relating to health promotion and prevention

 

Health promotion constitutes an important aspect of CAMH's numerous programs and services.

 

Consult the section aimed at health care professionals looking for practical health promotion information to use with clients.