Health promotion for older people among European strategies of ageing
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Uniwersytet Jagielloński Collegium Medium Instytut Pracy i Spraw Socjalnych
Publication date: 2020-05-26
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Stanisława Golinowska   

Instytut Zdrowia Publicznego, ul. Grzegórzecka 20, 31-531 Kraków; IPiSS, ul. Bellotiego 3B, 01-022 Warszawa; adresy elektroniczne autorki:;
Problemy Polityki Społecznej 2016;34:27-51
This article focuses on health promotion for older people in the framework of the European strategy of healthy ageing, which is proposed or already implemented in European countries. Various health and social strategies related to universal ageing process are presented in the article. Against the backdrop of health status of older people and their specific health risk the main actions of health promotion are described. Institutional and financial dimensions of health promotion programs are discussed. It is shown that medically justified and cost-effective health promotion actions which stimulate individual health control and long individual independency can reduce the pressure on the growth of public funds allocated on medical services for elderly people. These considerations are based on the first results of the European project Health Promotion and Prevention of Risk. Actions for Seniors — “Pro health 65+”, being a part of the Second European Health Program.
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