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Active Design

Active Design is a set of building and planning principles that promote physical activity. Active design in a building, landscape or city design integrates physical activity into the occupants everyday routines, such as walking to the store or making a photocopy. Active design involves urban planners, architects, transportation engineers, public health professionals, community leaders and other professionals in building places that encourage physical activity as an integral part of life. While not an inherent part of active design, most designers employing "active design" are also concerne ...

                                               

Active mobility

Active mobility, active travel, active transport or active transportation is a form of transport of people and sometimes goods, that only uses the physical activity of a human being for locomotion. The most well-known forms of active mobility are walking and cycling, though other mobility means such as running, skateboard, kick scooter and roller skates are also forms of active mobility. In certain latitudes and elevations, practical transportation may also include cross-country skiing and snowshoeing, perhaps only in the winter season. The academical literature evidences that public polic ...

                                               

Adverse Childhood Experiences movement

The Adverse Childhood Experiences movement is defined as a potentially traumatic experience that happens between the ages of 0 to 17years. Adverse childhood experiences can involve sexual, psychological, or physical abuse. ACEs have been linked to premature death as well as various health conditions and risks. It has also been linked to childhood maltreatment, which is related to a number of neurological changes in the structure of the brain and its function and reaction to stress. The Adverse Childhood Experiences Study was the first large scale study to look at the relationship between t ...

                                               

Alma Ata Declaration

The Declaration of Alma-Ata was adopted at the International Conference on Primary Health Care, Almaty, Kazakhstan, 6–12 September 1978. It expressed the need for urgent action by all governments, all health and development workers, and the world community to protect and promote the health of all people. It was the first international declaration underlining the importance of primary health care. The primary health care approach has since then been accepted by member countries of the World Health Organization as the key to achieving the goal of "Health For All" but only in developing count ...

                                               

Bachelor of Science in Public Health

The Bachelor of Science in Public Health is an undergraduate degree that prepares students to pursue careers in the public, private, or non-profit sector in areas such as public health, environmental health, health administration, epidemiology, nutrition, biostatistics, or health policy and planning. Postbaccalaureate training is available in public health, health administration, public affairs, and related areas. The University of California at Irvine, Program in Public Health, Department of Population Health and Disease Prevention, has the largest enrollment of undergraduate majors in Pu ...

                                               

Bangkok Charter

The Bangkok Charter for Health Promotion in a Globalized World is the name of an international agreement reached among participants of the 6th Global Conference on Health Promotion held in Bangkok, Thailand in August 2005, convened by the World Health Organization. It identifies actions, commitments and pledges required to address the determinants of health in a globalized world through health promotion.