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Health Promotion

The WHO has defined health promotion as “the process of enabling people to increase control over their health and its determinants, and thereby improve their health".

This website brings together resources to support the RAF community in addressing health and lifestyle issues such as nutrition, sensible drinking, smoking cessation and oral health, work related stress and sexual health.

Servicewoman's Health Guide (PDF, 2.21MB)

Serviceman's Health Guide (PDF, 1.43MB)

Unit Guide to Health Fairs (PDF, 108KB)

The link below provides access to all Department of Health, health promotion resources which may be of use for developing your unit health promotion campaigns:

Department of Health Campaign Resource Centre

The Vienna Declaration on the Health of Men and Boys in Europe (PDF, 2.43MB)

(A declaration by the European Men's Health Forum calling on EU Governments to do more for mens health)

Mens Health Around the World (PDF, 2.60MB)

(A study by the European Men's Health Forum into Men's Health across the world)

NHS Events Website

The Department of Health has launched a free booklet for pregnant women to help keep them healthy during pregnancy and beyond. Further information can be found here.

Further information on the 'Start for Life' campaign, including how to access useful PILs and other resources can be found here.