Integrated Health Promotion: Unite to Prevail

Simon, Arun K and Rao , Ashwini and *, Rajesh G and Shenoy, Ramya and Pai , Mithun BH (2013) Integrated Health Promotion: Unite to Prevail. Journal of International Oral Health, 2 (2).

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Oral health promotion is an integral part of health promotion, as oral health is a determinant of general health. Integrated health promotion is the co-ordination and integration of dentistry and medicine and of all communications tools, avenues, and sources into a seamless program that maximizes the impact on end users at a minimal cost. It results in a health system geared for health promotion, prevention and early intervention for at risk individuals and groups, minimising the onset of disease and preventing hospital admissions. Integrated health promotion is a more effective, efficient and evidence based health promotion approach. Building interdependent systems to address issues and opportunities and sharing of resources, make an affordable pathway for achieving a common goal. Integrated approaches are the most cost- fective and realistic way to implement sound interventions for oral health. Dentistry and medicine need to harmonize for sustainable modern healthcare.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Health Promotion, Oral Health, Prevention, Affordable Health Care.
Subjects: Dentistry > MCODS Mangalore > Public Health Dentistry
Depositing User: KMCMLR User
Date Deposited: 02 Aug 2013 06:51
Last Modified: 02 Aug 2013 06:51

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