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Principles of Practice

The eight principles of practice are essential in ensuring that health promotion interventions are effective. They outline effective action for prevention and inform health promotion interventions. The principles have their foundations in a number of key documents that underpin health promotion practice in Canada and around the world.

The principles of practice are:

The principles of practice, represented in the outer circle of the conceptual diagram, are all of equal value and reinforce a complete and holistic approach to health promotion. An overview of each principle is provided in the document Working in Health Promoting Ways: Where We Live, Work, Learn and Play.



Updated Apr 9, 2013