From Ottawa to Vienna. Health promotion – post-truth contexts and times 

Włodzimierz C. Włodarczyk,

Michał Zabdyr-Jamróz


This paper concerns the events that occurred in the span of thirty years – from the 1986 Ottawa Charter for Health Promotion to the 2016 Vienna Declaration supporting it. The purpose, however, is not to discuss the substance of these events, but what should be defined as their context, in particular the political one. The text is divided into two parts relating to both of the documents mentioned, where the content of the message about health promotion formulated at that time is presented, together with the context in which it was created and received, and – briefly – its consequences. With reference to the context of the Vienna document, the issue of post-truth era will be discussed in more detail. The analyses devoted to the two parts will include addressing two problems that affect the issues under consideration: the concept of Health in All Policies and the issue of the susceptibility of various social classes to the arguments presented in health promotion programmes.

Słowa kluczowe: promocja zdrowia, polityka zdrowotna, polityka, programy zdrowotne , health promotion, health policy, health promotion programmes, policy

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