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Circle of Health - English

Use the Circle of Health to help you understand health as a dynamic process which involves many people and strategies. It provides a common language for collaborators, and can help people to navigate better solutions for social complexities. The accompanying learning guide provides definitions and explanations in plain language to make it accessible to all audiences.


Quotes from Circle of Health users:

“The Circle of Health takes a holistic and comprehensive approach to health promotion. It has a great visual depiction of health, the Ottawa Charter strategies for health promotion, determinants of health, and values and beliefs inherent in health promotion. With the current trend in health care seeming to move from hospital based, curative care, to health promotion and illness prevention, this framework has great potential for implementation at a national level.”

“I see it having broad application for students in many disciplines; continuing education for nurses, physicians, social workers, teachers etc; health policy/planners, local government, public health, politicians at all levels.”

“The Circle of Health is a combination of what health promotion has been trying to put across to professionals for years. It is easy to use and very practical in any setting”.