Re-orienting health services

Re-orienting health services: Health services re-orientation is characterized by a more explicit concern for the achievement of population health outcomes in the ways in which the health system is organized and funded. This must lead to a change of attitude and organization of health services, which focuses on the needs of the individual as a… Read More

Risk behaviour

Risk behaviour: Specific forms of behaviour which are proven to be associated with increased susceptibility to a specific disease or ill-health. Reference: modified definition Risk behaviours are usually defined as “risky” on the basis of epidemiological or other social data. Changes in risk behaviour are major goals of disease prevention, and traditionally health education has… Read More

Risk factor

Risk factor: Social, economic or biological status, behaviours or environments which are associated with or cause increased susceptibility to a specific disease, ill health, or injury. Reference: modified definition As is the case with risk behaviours, once risk factors have been identified, they can become the entry point or focus for health promotion strategies and… Read More