The eight principles of practice are essential to any effective health promotion intervention. They are drawn from a number of national and state policies, directions, strategic plans, and from consultation with DHHS staff. Applying them to our health practice helps the effectiveness of health interventions.
The principles have their foundation in the World Health Organisation Declaration of Alma Ata (WHO 1978), the Ottawa Charter for Health Promotion (WHO 1986), the Jakarta Declaration on Leading Health Promotion into the 21st Century(WHO 1996), and the Bangkok Charter for Health Promotion in a Globalised World. (WHO 1997b)