BRIDGING THE DISTANCE BETWEEN LIFESTYLE & DETERMINANTS OF HEALTH APPROACHES: THE CIRCLE OF HEALTH© AS A SYNTHESIS TOOL
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.