Prevention and health promotion

Strategy and intervention

"Health is an essential asset for social, economic and personal development, and it is a fundamental aspect of the quality of life" (Ottawa Charter, 1986). 

Health depends on numerous factors: promoting it according to a lifelong perspective helps people  to exercise greater control over choices  that favor their own well-being. 

For this reason, in recent years, attention has increased towards strategies focused on promoting healthy choices. 

The Italian National Institute of Health (ISS) is involved in these strategies conducted through intersectoral and integrated interventions in order to reach specific targets and promote equity in access to health.