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Arch Prev Riesgos Labor. 2016 Apr-Jun;19(3):175-7. doi: 10.12961/aprl.2016.19.3.04.

[Healthy university: a health promotion strategy and health for all policies for the creation of a healthy workplace].

[Article in Spanish; Abstract available in Spanish from the publisher]

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Facultat de Medicina i Ciències de la Salut, Universitat Intenacional de Catalunya, Sant Cugat, Barcelona, Spain.


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The objective of this study is to describe a model of healthy university and the experience of the International University of Catalonia in creating a healthy workplace. The model focuses on interventions and programs for changing the population distribution of the main risk factors for non-communicable diseases. The three pillars of the model are: a) interventions and programs, b) surveillance and evaluation, and c) education and research in health for all policies. The university as a place of work and knowledge-linked entity is an ideal institution for health promotion. The proposed model may be useful for incorporating the concept of health promotion into the university culture, and in its institutional policies and study plans.


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