Healthy societies: addressing 21st Century health challenges

Health promotion Health Australia

This paper argues that we are at a turning point in health policy and that changes in the existing health care system will not be sufficient to maintain and improve our health. Both our extensive knowledge about what creates health, as well as the exponentially rising rates of chronic disease, obesity and mental health problems, indicate that we need to shift course and apply a radically new mindset to health.

This paper was written as a final report by Professor Kickbusch following her stay in Adelaide on the Government of South Australia's Thinker in Residence program.

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