Health promotion and prevention in Germany – taking stock of the national situation against the backdrop of the Shanghai declaration

Beate Grossmann 1  and Martha Höfler 1
  • 1 Bundesvereinigung Prävention und Gesundheitsförderung e.V. (BVPG), Heilsbachstraße 30, 53123 Bonn
Beate Grossmann
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  • Bundesvereinigung Prävention und Gesundheitsförderung e.V. (BVPG), Heilsbachstraße 30, 53123 Bonn
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and Martha Höfler
  • Bundesvereinigung Prävention und Gesundheitsförderung e.V. (BVPG), Heilsbachstraße 30, 53123 Bonn
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Abstract

The World Health Organisation’s Shanghai Declaration (2016) emphasises the need to promote good governance, healthy cities and health competence in order to facilitate health and sustainability across the globe. This article outlines where Germany currently stands in terms of implementing these health promotion and prevention objectives.

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