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Policies on ETS exposure (Environmental Tobacco Smoke)

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85. Policies on ETS exposure (Environmental Tobacco Smoke)


Definition

The indicator is a composite index summarizing regulations implemented by health (and other) authorities on smoking restrictions in specified (public) domains.

Rationale

Indicator provides a good index with respect to actual measures aimed at creating smoke free areas. Such policies contribute to lowering ETS exposures and thus lowering health risks.

Relevant policy areas

  • (Preventable) Burden of Disease (BoD)
  • Environmental  health
  • Health in All Policies (HiAP)

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Policies on healthy nutrition

This section contains those indicator topics that are not ready yet for incorporation in international regular data collections (and thus for implementation) due to considerable methodological and/or data availability problems.

86. Policies on healthy nutrition


Definition

A composite index of laws, regulations and good practices on promoting healthier nutrition.

Rationale

Such policies contribute to healthier nutrition and thus lowering of health risks. An important area of activities in health promotion, thus indicators for monitoring these activities should be developed.

Relevant policy areas

  • Health inequalities (including accessibility of care)
  • (Preventable) Burden of Disease (BoD)
  • Preventable health risks
  • Child health (including young adults)
  • Health in All Policies (HiAP)

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Policies and practices on healthy lifestyles

This section contains those indicator topics that are not ready yet for incorporation in international regular data collections (and thus for implementation) due to considerable methodological and/or data availability problems.

87. Policies and practices on healthy lifestyles


Definition

A composite index of regulations and good practices on promoting healthier nutrition.

Rationale

This is an important area of activities in health promotion. Indicators for monitoring these areas should be developed.

Relevant policy areas

  • Health inequalities (including accessibility of care)
  • (Preventable) Burden of Disease (BoD)
  • Preventable health risks
  • Life style, health behaviour
  • Child health (including young adults)
  • Health in All Policies (HiAP)

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Integrated programmes in settings, including workplace, schools, hospital

This section contains those indicator topics that are not ready yet for incorporation in international regular data collections (and thus for implementation) due to considerable methodological and/or data availability problems.

88. Integrated programmes in settings, including workplace, schools, hospital


Definition

A composite index of integrated programmes for health promotion policy and practice in different settings, including workplace, schools, hospitals, communities, prisons and other key settings for health promotion interventions.

Rationale

This is an important area of activities in health promotion -which are not just delivered via lifestyle change strategies alone, but include healthy public policy initiatives. Indicators for monitoring these areas should be developed.

Relevant policy areas

  • Health inequalities (including accessibility of care)
  • (Preventable) Burden of Disease (BoD)
  • Preventable health risks
  • Life style, health behaviour
  • Child health (including young adults)
  • Occupational  health
  • Health in All Policies (HiAP)

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