Ottawa Charter for health promotion
The Ottawa Charter is a global health milestone, and remains a vital reference for health promotion. The Charter identifies five components of health promotion action and prerequisites for health, including peace, shelter, education, food, income, a stable ecosystem, sustainable resources, social justice and equity.
Use this resource to
- gain a better understanding of Canada’s historic contributions to health promotion and global public health;
- reflect on the Canadian public health context; and
- support the development of policy, programs, and practice to promote health equity.
World Health Organization (1986). Ottawa charter for health promotion. Retrieved from World Health Organization website: http://www.who.int/healthpromotion/conferences/previous/ottawa/en/