Health promotion based on the five action areas of the Ottawa Charter

Health promotion based on the five action areas of the Ottawa Charter2018-10-04T22:04:08+10:00

Health promotion based on the five action areas of the Ottawa Charter (build healthy public policy, create supportive environments for health, strengthen community action for health, develop personal skills, and re-orient health services) is vital to the success of health promotion in Australia. It Charter promotes social justice and improves the health outcomes of Australians.

Health promotion based on the five action areas of the Ottawa Charter ensures promotion is done in partnership as the relevant sectors support each other in achieving better health outcomes. It recognises the various determinants of health and the spread of responsibility between individuals, communities and governments.

Australia’s health promotion based on the five action areas of the Ottawa Charter is currently achieving results for many health promotion initiatives, including: Close the Gap, National Chronic Disease Strategy, Road Safety, National Binge Drinking Strategy, and Aged Care Access Initiative.

Students learn about:

Students learn to:

  • critically analyse the importance of the five action areas of the Ottawa Charter through a study of TWO health promotion initiatives related to Australia’s health priorities

Past HSC PDHPE exam questions

I want to point out that health promotion based on the five action areas of the Ottawa Charter is one of the most likely to occur in a HSC PDHPE exam. It has been covered in five (5) of the last six (6) HSC exams.

2010 Question 22

(a) Describe TWO action areas of the Ottawa Charter. 4 Marks

(b) Argue the benefits of applying the Ottawa Charter to ONE health promotion initiative. 8 Marks

2011 Question 23

Evaluate the effectiveness of health promotion initiatives based on the Ottawa Charter in promoting the principles of social justice. 8 Marks

2013 Question 24

How do the five action areas of the Ottawa Charter address the principles of social justice? Include examples in your answer. 8 Marks

2014 Question 24

Explain why individuals, communities and governments should work in partnership on health promotion initiatives. Provide examples. 8 Marks

2015 Question 22

Explain how health services in Australia have been reoriented to address ONE health promotion initiative. 4 Marks