TITLE

A pilot study of Aboriginal health promotion from an ecological perspective

PUB. DATE
January 2011
SOURCE
BMC Public Health;2011, Vol. 11 Issue 1, p749
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article presents a pilot study conducted on examining Aboriginal health promotion from an ecological perspective. The study used two non-invasive methods to evaluate a community-directed health promotion program, which aimed to improve nutrition and physical activity for members of the Aboriginal community of the Goulburn-Murray region of northern Victoria, Australia. It concludes that the implementation of the program was consistent with an ecological model of health promotion.
ACCESSION #
67070829

 

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