Addressing sustainable health promotion in theory and practice: Nordic contexts - Nordic perspectives

Anne Liveng, Nicole Thualagant, Catrine Costenius, Sami Kokko

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Translated title of the contributionRedaktionelt forord: Sundhed: Samfundsmæssigt ansvar eller individuelt krav: bæredygtig sundhedsfremme i teori og praksis
Original languageEnglish
JournalSocialmedicinsk Tidskrift
Issue number3
Pages (from-to)364-372
Number of pages8
Publication statusPublished - 2020
EventThe 9th Nordic Health Promotion Research Network Conference: Health: Societal responsibility or individual obligation? - Roskilde Universitet, Roskilde, Denmark
Duration: 12 Jun 201914 Jun 2019
Conference number: 9


ConferenceThe 9th Nordic Health Promotion Research Network Conference
LocationRoskilde Universitet
OtherThe 9th Nordic Health Promotion Research Conference addresses the question of how we as researchers are able to investigate and theorize the changing contexts for health promotion and the normativity’s intertwined with late-modern interests in health. How can we understand the duality of health as on the one hand a basic human right, a fundamental resource for living, as well as a precondition for societal cohesion and development, and on the other hand as increasingly becoming a civic obligation left for the individual to fulfill?<br/><br/>The assumption that health may be understood as a simultaneously societal, bodily as well as biological reality, subjectively experienced, objectively measured and socially constructed leads to a need for discussions of what health promotion is and can be in the future. It questions available theories and calls for in-depth reflections on how to engage with sustainable health promotion in theory, as researchers and in practice. Speakers and presenters at The 9th Nordic Health Promotion Research Conference are encouraged to address the conference theme from both empirical and theoretical angles providing a creative space for such reflections.
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  • Health promotion
  • Nordic countries
  • Inequality
  • Responsibility
  • Theory and practice

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