Some primary care providers may also take care of hospitalized patients and deliver babies in a secondary care setting. Just as there was a shift from viewing disease as a state to thinking of it as a process, the same shift happened in definitions of health. Again, the WHO played a leading role when it fostered the development of the health promotion movement in the 1980s. This brought in a new conception of health, not as a state, but in dynamic terms of resiliency, in other words, as “a resource for living”. Mental, intellectual, emotional and social health referred to a person’s ability to handle stress, to acquire skills, to maintain relationships, all of which form resources for resiliency and independent living.
- Another health issue that causes death or contributes to other health problems is malnutrition, especially among children.
- As part of this focus area, we’re standing up a taskforce