Revista Cubana de Salud Pública
versão On-line ISSN 0864-3466
SANABRIA RAMOS, Giselda. Debate on health promotion and health education. Rev Cubana Salud Pública [online]. 2007, vol.33, n.2, pp. 0-0. ISSN 0864-3466.
An updated synthetic analysis of the main ideas and landmarks that signal the development of health promotion together with the theoretical and conceptual debate that has sometimes developed in health education were presented. An important moment of the history of health education was the founding of the International Union of Health Education in Paris in 1952 whereas in the history of health promotion, the First World Conference in Ottawa, 1986 was a trascendental date. The full validity of Ottawa statements and the outstanding role of health education for the attainment of the objectives of struggling for equity and having a health population with autonomy and capacity to make choices in favor of health were underlined. Finally, the paper listed the challenges to which both disciplines are facing, taking into account the aspirations and stated indicators aimed at improving the quality of life of the Cuban population for the year 2015.
Palavras-chave : Health Promotion; health education; theoretical debate.