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close this bookFact sheet No 172: Health Promotion - Encouraging healthy systems - Reviewed June 1998 (WHO, 1998, 3 p.)
close this folderHealth Promotion: Encouraging healthy systems
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View the documentCASE STUDY 1 - Using a tobacco tax to finance health promotion
View the documentCASE STUDY 2 - Health-promoting hospitals
View the documentCASE STUDY 3 - A healthy city in Malaysia


The World Health Organization (WHO) advocates the “Settings for Health” approach to promote health. Settings for Health builds on the premise that there is a health development potential in practically every organization and/or community which can be fostered through a series of defined strategies and applied across a range of settings. While Fact Sheet No 171 explains the “Settings for Health” approach in detail, four practical examples of innovative health promotion in different settings are outlined below.