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Health and Wellbeing Stage 2
Subject outline

Version 4.0 - For teaching in 2024
Accredited in November 2019 for teaching at Stage 2 from 2021. This subject replaces Stage 2 Health. 

Stage 2 | Subject outline | Content | health-promotion

Health promotion

In health promotion, students learn that humans have a right to health and wellbeing, and that these are crucial to our quality of life. Therefore, providing access to information, developing understanding, and improving skills is vital. Health promotion empowers individuals and communities to advocate for change and take control of their health and wellbeing. Delivering accurate and accessible information, building supportive environments, and coordinated action will lead to more effective health promotion.  

Health promotion is important to global, community, and individual health and wellbeing. Students investigate and analyse the role of health and wellbeing promotion through a range of mediums. They will apply principles of health promotion addressing global, local, and individual health issues. Students will evaluate the impact of a range of campaigns and initiatives on health and wellbeing outcomes.  

Learning activities 

The following learning activities are suggestions only. Teachers may select and adapt suitable activities from this list or design their own. 

Students may develop an understanding of health promotion by: 

  • exploring the partnerships required for effective health promotion, between governments, non-government organisations (NGOs), health professionals, and communities 
  • appraising and applying the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals framework for health promotion strategies in achieving health for all 
  • evaluating sustainable health promotion strategies that empower communities to control their own health and wellbeing 
  • exploring and reflecting on the impact of our physical environment on health and wellbeing, including human development and the impact of globalisation 
  • conducting and reflecting on activities that promote health and wellbeing for a targeted audience, such as volunteering, awareness-raising, or fundraising.