Partnership for health promotion

Partnership for health promotion:

A partnership for health promotion is a voluntary agreement between two or more partners to work cooperatively towards a set of shared health outcomes.

Reference: new definition

Such partnerships may form a part of intersectoral collaboration for health, or be based on alliances for health promotion. Such partnerships may be limited by the pursuit of a clearly defined goal – such as the successful development and introduction of legislation; or may be on-going, covering a broad range of issues and initiatives. Increasingly health promotion is exploring partnerships between the public sector, civil society and the private sector.

See also social responsibility for health and primary health care (section I)

Source: Health Promotion Glossary (1998), WHO/HPR/HEP/98.1