To lead a society that has cultivated living a healthy life.
To provide the development of knowledge, attitudes and behaviors of the individuals in society; in order to make them primarily responsible for protecting the health.
In order to protect, develop and encourage the health, Health Promotion and Health Policy Association has aimed to;
- Create the knowledge by doing advocacy and research, provide easy access to that knowledge for society,
- With conciliation / collaboration; provide relevant stakeholders to congregate, contribute creating rational public health policy,
- Strengthen community action by providing activation, organize the necessary activities in order to contribute personal and social development of individuals of society, form national and international networks that encourage and develop health, strengthen existing networks.
All the support provided in order to create a behavioral change to protect and improve the health of the individuals is called Health Promotion. These supports include health education, organizational, economic and environmental based supports. The goal in developing the health of the individual is to ensure that the right health behaviors reach wide populations and within this framework, together with the practice of improving the health of the individual; to accomplish a life-long process of improving their own health by strengthening their personal choices and social responsibilities.
World Health Organization, Sağlığın Teşviki ve Geliştirilmesine Yönelik Dönüm Noktaları: Global Konferanslardan Bildiriler, Geneva, 2009.
http://apps.who.int/iris/bitstream/10665/70578/2/9789755903620_tur.pdf (Access date: 4 May 2011)