Health Promotion: Strengthening Positive Health and Preventing Disease

Jing Sun, PhD (Editor)
School of Public Health and Griffith Health Institute, Griffith University, Gold Coast Campus, Queensland, Australia

Nicholas Buys, PhD (Editor)
Teaching and Learning, Griffith Health Executive, Griffith University, Gold Coast Campus,Queensland, Australia

Joav Merrick, MD, MMedSci, DMSc, (Editor)
Medical Director, Health Services, Division for Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities, Ministry of Social Affairs and Social Services, Jerusalem, Israel
Division of Adolescent Medicine, KY Children’s Hospital, Department of Pediatrics, Lexington, Kentucky, USA
National Institute of Child Health and Human Development, Jerusalem, Israel
Division of Pediatrics, Hadassah Hebrew University Medical Centers, Mt Scopus Campus, Jerusalem, Israel
School of Public Health, Georgia State University, Atlanta, Georgia, USA

Series: Health and Human Development
BISAC: HEA010000

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Special issue: Resilience in breaking the cycle of children’s environmental health disparities
Edited by I Leslie Rubin, Robert J Geller, Abby Mutic, Benjamin A Gitterman, Nathan Mutic, Wayne Garfinkel, Claire D Coles, Kurt Martinuzzi, and Joav Merrick

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The World Health Organization defines health promotion “as 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. Discussions on how to define health promotion already emerged in the 1970s from the Lalonde report in Canada, which contained a health promotion strategy “aimed at informing, influencing and assisting both individuals and organizations so that they will accept more responsibility and be more active in matters affecting mental and physical health”.

Health promotion and health service, using a socio-ecological approach, has been effective to promote mental and physical health, and improve social functioning and social support in a range of population groups. A socio-ecological approach addresses the importance of the interaction between individual level characteristics, families, institutions, and community support to promote health to an optimal level.
There is increasing evidence to indicate promoting resilience at both the individual and organisation levels is important to help individuals cope with daily stress challenges, and buffer the adverse effects of distress, abuse and neglect, psychological traumatic events, and disease. The key concepts of resilience promotion is structured around self-esteem, self-efficacy, optimism, goal orientation, autonomy, and the ability to seek social and environmental support. These concepts play an important role in improving quality of life, chronic disease conditions, increasing exercise levels, and reduction of risk health behaviours.

In this special issue, we provide evidence to demonstrate the central concepts of health promotion around resilience at the individual and organisation and system levels which is important to children and youth quality of life and their learning outcomes; benefit employees’ performance and health outcome; chronic disease; dental student stress; depression and anxiety; and dental patients’ knowledge about treatment and their health outcomes. (Imprint: Nova Biomedical )

INTRODUCTION

SECTION ONE: CHALLENGES

Chapter 1. Challenges, Opportunities and Strategies in Mental Health Promotion in China: Literature Review of Mental Health Promotion Models
(Jing Sun and Nicholas Buys, School of Public Health and Griffith Health Institute, Griffith University, Gold Coast Campus, Parkland, Australia, and others)

Chapter 2. Child Abuse, Neglect and Maltreatment Health Service in Australia: A Literature Review
(Jing Sun and Nicholas Buys, School of Public Health and Griffith Health Institute, Griffith University, Gold Coast Campus, Parkland, Australia, and others)

Chapter 3. Managing Occupational Stress Injury in Police Services: A Literature Review
(Christine Randall and Nicholas Buys, Griffith University, Parkland, Gold Coast, Australia)

SECTION TWO: QUALITY OF LIFE, STUDENTS AND GREEN TEA

Chapter 4. Using the Illinois Test of Psycholinguistic Ability to Assess Visual and Auditory Abilities in Chinese Children with Learning Difficulties
(Jing Sun and Nicholas Buys, School of Public Health and Griffith Health Institute, Griffith University, Gold Coast Campus, Parkland, Australia, and others)

Chapter 5. Relationship between Resilience and Quality of Life in Chinese Undergraduate University Students
(Jing Sun and Nicholas Buys, School of Public Health and Griffith Health Institute, Griffith University, Gold Coast Campus, Parkland, Australia, and others)

Chapter 6. Validation of Shared Decision-Making Questionnaire in the Dental Encounter
(Jessica Peters, Florian Mack and Jing Sun, School of Oral Health and Dental Science, Griffith University, Centre for Medicine and Oral Health, Southport, Australia, and others)

Chapter 7. Association of Shared Decision-Making to Knowledge and Treatment Satisfaction in Dental Patients
(Jessica Peters, Jing Sun and Florian Mack, School of Oral Health and Dental Science, Griffith University, Centre for Medicine and Oral Health, Southport, Australia, and others)

Chapter 8. Impact of Stress on Depression and Anxiety in Dental Students and Professionals
(Christine Farrelly, Jing Sun and Florian Mack, School of Oral Health and Dental Science, Griffith University, Centre for Medicine and Oral Health, Southport, Australia, and others)

Chapter 9. Effect of Green Tea Consumption on Obesity and Hypertension: A Systematic Review Protocol
(Saman Khalesi, Jing Sun and Nicholas Buys, Griffith University, Parkland, Gold Coast, Australia)

SECTION THREE: ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS

Chapter 10. About the Authors

Chapter 11. About Griffith Health, Griffith University, Queensland, Australia

Chapter 12. About the National Institute of Child Health and Human Development in Israel

Chapter 13. About the Book Series “Health and Human Development”

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