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The human right for health promotion and the prevention of chronic conditions

Bennett, Kerry and Bryce, Harry and Adams, Karen and G'her, Godefa and Naemiratch, Bhensri and Kousar, Rizwana and Mayhew, Margaret and Totikidis, Vicky and Basnayake-Ralage, Prabhathi and Wang, Lucy and Akter, Shamima (2009) The human right for health promotion and the prevention of chronic conditions. Health Issues (101). pp. 33-36. ISSN 0819-5781

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Abstract

The aim of this article is to explore the human right to health, focusing on health promotion and preventative health aimed at sustaining or attaining well-being. The Victorian Charter of Human Rights and Responsibilities 2006 (Parliament of Victoria 2006) is compared with international treaties, to which Australia is party, with reference to the right to health and health promotion. Through this comparison it is argued that health promotion and the prevention of chronic conditions are rights, and that systematic changes are needed across multiple sectors to ensure that these rights are met.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: ResPubID16866. health promotion, chronic conditions, chronic diseases, disease prevention, preventative health, prevention of diseases, well-being, The Victorian Charter of Human Rights and Responsibilities 2006, health policy, right to health, human rights, Australia, Australian
Subjects: FOR Classification > 1605 Policy and Administration
FOR Classification > 1117 Public Health and Health Services
SEO Classification > 9205 Specific Population Health (excl. Indigenous Health)
Faculty/School/Research Centre/Department > Australian Community Centre for Diabetes
Depositing User: VUIR
Date Deposited: 21 Sep 2011 00:32
Last Modified: 21 Sep 2011 00:32
URI: http://vuir.vu.edu.au/id/eprint/4151
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