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Zaletel Kragelj, Lijana

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  • Quit and Win Campaign

    Quit and Win is a smoking cessation campaign/competition for adults. It has proved to be a cost-effective way to help a wide group of people to stop smoking. It was developed in the 1980s by the Minnesota Heart Health Program and has been widely used since then as a populationbased smoking cessation intervention. The idea of the contest is to abstain from smoking for four week period in May. At the end of this period, there is a draw for prizes among the contestants in participating countries...

    Healthy Kindergartens

    Pre-school period is extremely important in adopting individual health behaviour. Consecutively it is very important how to present health and healthy behaviour to the child. The project is directed to create conditions for children’s well-being and health, education for a healthy behaviour, and support of social and professional partners. At the beginning of the nineties, a project entitled »Healthy Schools« was launched by the World Health Organization to stimulate schools for incorporation...

    Public Health Services- Present Organisation and Challenges for the Future

    In European society very important changes have occurred in recent decades. They brought different health problems. Different interventions were developed in order to preserve health in the society. Health promotion has proved to be one of the most important tools in this field. Implementation of health promotion is not possible without radical changes in approach to and method of work. As this is the case of intervention in several social subsystems, the project method is considered the most...

    Social Marketing in Marketing Health

    Health communication is one of key approaches in health promotion. In last decade more and more techniques used by commercial marketers are used, termed in this context »social marketing«. It became integrative and inclusive discipline that uses a wide range of social sciences and social policy approaches as well as marketing. Like commercial marketing, social marketing is also focused on the consumer, and similarly, it is the knowledge on what people want and need and how to persuade them to...

    Healthy Cities Project: Phase IV

    Healthy Cities is a dynamic concept/approach, which seeks to put health high on the political and social agenda of cities and to build a strong movement for public health at the local level. The WHO European Healthy Cities Network consists of a network of cities from around Europe that are committed to a comprehensive implementation of the Healthy Cities concept. Based on the criteria that are renewed every five years, the cities are designated to the WHO Network. Each five-year phase focuses...

    Reorientation of Health Services

    Health promotion is from one point of vision defined in terms of the several action areas among others comprising re-orientation of health services toward health promotion. According to this concept, health services were encouraged to move increasingly from predominantly curative approach to more preventive approach. The idea of comprehensive primary health care was launched. The paper is presenting problems related to application of comprehensive primary health care in practice in the period...

    Cardiovascular Diseases Prevention and Control

    The CVD (heart disease and stroke, atherosclerosis, high blood pressure) today are the cause of the greatest public health pandemic globally in the history of the world ever, with very high morbidity and death rate, and economical and social consequences. CVD are the number one killer and cause more than 50% of all deaths. CVD are a major cause of disability, health and human suffering. Social and economic losses are high and CVD cause 25-30% of all medical expenses. The risk factors for CVD ...

    Non-Verbal Communication of the Residents Living in Homes for the Older People in Slovenia

    Aging of the population is a growing problem in all developed societies. The older people need more health and social services, and their life quality in there is getting more and more important. The study aimed at determining the characteristics of non-verbal communication of the older people living in old people’s homes (OPH). The sample consisted of 267 residents of the OPH, aged 65–96 years, and 267 caregivers from randomly selected twenty-seven OPH. Three types of non-verbal communicatio...

    Public Health Intervention Programmes and Their Evaluation

    A public health intervention is an intervention, which is applied to many, most, or all members of a community, with the aim of delivering a net benefit to the community or population as well as benefits to individuals. Every intervention programme has its cycle. One of most important phases in this cycle is the evaluation phase. One of the most important physiological risk factors for noncommunicable diseases is arterial hypertension. In Slovenia high prevalence of severe arterial hypertensi...

    Health Education in Practice a Bit Differently Than Usual

    Health education is becoming more and more important approach to control various public health problems, epecially in the populations with high percent of older age groups. At the first sight this approach seems to be very easy to practice but to plan and to practice properly this approach in various target groups it is necessary to have certain knowledge and skills. On one hand there exist different target groups in the process of health education with different needs and with different leve...
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