Research institutes

Health Promotion

The FHML department of Health Promotion focuses on the promotion of public health and healthy behaviour.
Health is the result of a large number of different factors: heredity and genetics, the social and physical environment, health policies, the care and cure sector, and the behaviour of individuals. Individual behaviour, in turn, is the product of personal preferences but of the same environmental factors as well. Health promotion refers to the process of enabling people to increase control over, and to improve, their health. It moves beyond a focus on individual behaviour towards a wide range of social and environmental interventions. A so-called ecological perspective is adopted, in which determinants of health and of health behaviour at different levels are considered.



Department of Health Promotion

Postal address P.O. Box 616 6200 MD
+31 43 388 24 06