This article, published in the International Journal of Health Promotion and Education, states that the Circle of Health© successfully synthesises core elements of both lifestyle and determinants of health perspectives on theory and practice. The authors describe the development and validation of the Circle of Health.
This paper situates the development of the Circle of Health in Canada's current healthcare environment and in Canada's dynamic history with health promotion theory and praxis. The authors conclude with the proposition that the Circle of Health has the potential to serve as a culturally appropriate tool for bridging the distance between lifestyle and systems approaches to emerging healthcare challenges in Canada and internationally.
Mitchell, T. & Beattie-Huggan, P. (2006). Determinants of Health Approaches: The Circle of Health as a Synthesis Tool. International Journal of Health Promotion and Education, 44 (2), 78-82.