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The Twenty Five Most Important Studies in Health Promotion

23 août 2022
American Journal of Health Promotion, Ahead of Print.
Which are the studies, special reports and commentaries that have been most influential in shaping the health promotion profession? This editorial poses that question to many of America’s most accomplished researchers. Each was asked to name one or two ‘must read’ studies from other scholars as well as to feature one of their own research projects that has had the greatest reach. This review of seminal studies focuses on community health, patient education and behavior change research and a future editorial will focus on workplace based health promotion research. Readers are challenged to review the four decades of research represented by this list and consider whether trends can be identified with respect to the relative attention researchers are giving to individual, interpersonal, community and societal factors influencing health behavior. How clear is the evidence that the choices we make are determined by the choices we have?

Impact of the use of Red Lotus Critical Health Promotion Model as a pedagogical framework on health promotion graduates' professional practice: a mixed methods study

11 août 2022

Health Promot J Austr. 2022 Jul 25. doi: 10.1002/hpja.642. Online ahead of print.


ISSUE ADDRESSED: The Red Lotus Critical Health Promotion Model (RLCHPM) is designed to support critical health promotion practice. This study investigated the impact of the use of the RLCHPM as a pedagogical framework for competency-based university curricula on the practice of graduates from health promotion programs from an Australian regional university.

METHODS: A mixed methods study was undertaken, including an online survey of all 195 graduates from 2008 to 2016, followed by semi-structured interviews with a subset of respondents.

RESULTS: There were 95 survey respondents and 10 interviewees. More than half reported the model impacted health promotion programs they are involved in, however less than a quarter felt it impacted workplace policies. Impact was significantly higher for those with higher levels of knowledge about, confidence in using, and perception of utility of the RLCHPM, and stronger alignment of their practice with critical health promotion values and principles. Graduates' embodiment of the model's values and principles in practice enhanced the impact of the model. Factors that limited the impact included participants' implicit use of components of the model without explicit reference to the model, and the incongruence between participants' professional practice ideals and those of their workplace context.

CONCLUSIONS: The use of the RLCHPM as a pedagogical framework for university health promotion programs positively impacted on graduates' practice within the Australian context. SO WHAT?: The RLCHPM could be used as a pedagogical framework in universities to develop competency-based critical health promotion curricula to enable graduates to progress critical health promotion practice.

PMID:35875837 | DOI:10.1002/hpja.642

Health Care and Behavioral Service Use by Medicaid-Enrolled Adults After Release From Incarceration

27 juillet 2022

Psychiatr Serv. 2022 Jul 20:appips202200035. doi: 10.1176/ Online ahead of print.


OBJECTIVE: This study explored the characteristics and health care utilization of adults released from state prisons and enrolled in Medicaid in Indiana, which has policies to facilitate timely enrollment.

METHODS: Medicaid claims and Department of Corrections data were used to examine demographic and incarceration characteristics and health care utilization patterns of adults (N=15,929) released from state prisons and enrolled in Medicaid within 120 days of release, between 2015 and 2018.

RESULTS: More than 80% of participants had at least one health encounter within 120 days of initiating coverage, and nearly 50% used the emergency department. Those enrolled in Medicaid within 30 days of release were more likely to have behavioral health needs and to utilize subacute behavioral health care than those who enrolled later.

CONCLUSIONS: Understanding these patterns of health care utilization is essential to operationalizing procedures and interventions to support the health care needs of adults involved in the criminal legal system.

PMID:35855622 | DOI:10.1176/

How can participation in health promotion projects be encouraged ? Professionals' views on the key factors at play.

20 juin 2022

Rev Epidemiol Sante Publique. 2022 Jun 14:S0398-7620(22)00362-5. doi: 10.1016/j.respe.2022.05.005. Online ahead of print.


INTRODUCTION: The participation of the stakeholders concerned by health promotion interventions targeting health determinants is a founding principle of integral importance. Notwithstanding the potential benefits of these approaches, their implementation is still quite limited and field practices are highly varied, if not totally heterogeneous. Such limitations can be considered in conjunction with the poorly defined outlines of participation, which can lead to variable interpretations of what it entails, and also to the different contextual factors potentially affecting its implementation. This study therefore aims: (1) to identify the various perceptions and experiences of participation, and (2) to identify the factors impacting the implementation of participation in support and development of health promotion.

METHODOLOGY: All in all, 34 professionals participated in this qualitative research, in which triangulation was associated with analysis of the written productions collected during creativity workshops (Cube activity) and semi-structured interviews and observations. All participants gave their informed consent to participate, and the data were anonymized and remained accessible to one and all. The data were subjected to content analysis (Bardin, 2003) focusing on types of factors contributing to the implementation (or non-implementation) the of participation.

RESULTS: Data analysis led to the emergence of 7 categories of factors: stakeholder characteristics, the individual characteristics of professionals and decision-makers, relations between professionals among themselves and with stakeholders, the methods and form of the approach implemented, the local organization and its missions, and the national context.

DISCUSSION: The representations and experiences of participatory approaches among health promoters are very heterogeneous. Implementation depends largely on how stakeholder characteristics are taken into account, on the ability of professionals to adapt to them, on the development of favorable interpersonal relationships through reflexive work on posture, and on the use of relevant and scientifically validated methods.

CONCLUSIONS: To strengthen the openness and motivation of field professionals to undertake participatory actions, awareness-raising and training in specific skills seems relevant, the objective being to enable them to anticipate risks and to make the most of whatever opportunities appear.

PMID:35715346 | DOI:10.1016/j.respe.2022.05.005

Un groupe Facebook « Promotion de la santé Wallonie Bruxelles »

20 juin 2022

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Un groupe Facebook « Promotion de la santé Wallonie Bruxelles »

La FWPSanté et FBPSanté s’associent pour lancer un groupe Facebook « Promotion de la santé Wallonie-Bruxelles ».

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Healthy prisons: analysis of health promotion in Catalonian prisons

24 mai 2022

Rev Esp Sanid Penit. 2022 Jan-Apr;24(1):23-32. doi: 10.18176/resp.00046.


INTRODUCTION: There is currently sufficient evidence that health can be created through certain strategies combined and maintained long enough to produce measurable results: this is what is called health promotion. The World Health Organization has promoted programs based on healthy environments; among them we highlight healthy prisons. Living conditions in a penitentiary are extraordinarily specific, and involve limitations that can have significant health consequences. However, prisons can be environments for health, since there is the effective possibility of promoting it.

OBJECTIVES: To analyze the implementation of health promotion in prisons in Catalonia.

MATERIAL AND METHOD: Retrospective and observational cross-sectional multi-centre study, carried out on a sample of 29 nurses who worked in the closed-regime prisons in Catalonia between 2019 and 2020. The information collection instrument is made up of an ad-hoc questionnaire (Annex 1). A descriptive analysis of the socio-demographic variables and the variables of the study was carried out. A comparative analysis is performed using correlation and linear regression models.

RESULTS: 82.8% of those surveyed state that a health promotion project is being carried out in the prison where they work, with mental health being the most carried out programs, followed by tobacco and drug cessation.

DISCUSSION: The results show that health promotion policies are currently being developed in the Catalan prison environment.

PMID:35411909 | DOI:10.18176/resp.00046

Lutte contre la COVID-19 dans les prisons : un rapport de l’OMS présente les meilleures pratiques adoptées par divers pays

24 mai 2022


Si les personnes incarcérées sont plus vulnérables à l’infection à la COVID-19 que la population générale, il existe de nombreux moyens de les protéger. Un nouveau rapport de l’OMS intitulé « Good practices in managing infectious diseases in prison settings » [Les bonnes pratiques de prise en charge des maladies infectieuses en milieu carcéral] résume les politiques les plus performantes adoptées par les États membres en vue de réduire les risques de flambées de maladies dans les prisons, tout en respectant les droits humains et en utilisant efficacement les ressources disponibles.
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