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Creating Supportive Environments for Health

Stories from the Third International Conference on Health Promotion, Sundsvall, Sweden

edited by B.J.A. Haglund, B. Pettersson, D. Finer, and P. Tillgren

Public Health in Action, No. 3, 1996, xii + 201 pages, ISBN 92 4 156180 7, Order no. 1390003

To order contact: World Health Organization, Distribution and Sales, CH-1211 Geneva 27, Switzerland

Tel: +41 22 791 24 76, Fax: +41 22 791 48 57


A wide-ranging collection of stories, from developed and developing countries alike, illustrating the many ways in which environments can be altered to promote better health. Intended to serve as both a

sourcebook of ideas and a stimulus for action, the book concentrates on stories that yield practical lessons about the best strategies for tackling specific problems in specific settings.

The handbook concludes with a questionnaire that can be used to compile information about local projects and extract lessons for the future.