Achieving health for all: a framework for health promotion
EPP, Jake . Achieving health for all: a framework for health promotion. Ottawa: Health of Canadians, 1986.
Canada has built a strong health care system, and has achieved for its people a level of health of which we are all proud. We want to continue in this tradition. While it is true that the prospects for health of the average Canadian have improved over recent decades, there nevertheless remain three major challenges which are not being adequately addressed by current health policies and practices: [*] disadvantaged groups have significantly lower life expectancy, poorer health and a higher prevalence of disabillity than the average Canadian; [*] various forms of preventable diseases and injuries continue to undermine the health and quality of life of many canadians; [*] many thousands of Canadians suffer from chronic disease, disability, or various forms of emotional stress, and lack adequate community support to help them cope and live meaningful, productive and dignified lives. [...]