From the Editor
Editor's Notes January/February 2013
Michael P. O'Donnell, PhD, MBA, MPH
Now Tobacco Has Killed My Big Brother
Abstract. If you know someone who smokes, please tell them that you have a friend who lost two brothers to smoking. Ask them to quit for you, so that you don't lose them so early in YOUR life. (Am J Health Promot 2013;27:iv.)
I have to leave in a few hours to go to Kevin's funeral. We greet people at 10, mass starts at 11, and then we go to the cemetery to bury Kevin next to my dad. Kevin has already been cremated. Brothers and sisters, cousins, aunts and uncles, and friends started coming to town a few days ago.
We are trying to focus on celebrating Kevin's life and supporting each other, but mainly we just feel sad...empty.
At least that's the way I feel. I have been anticipating, fearing, this day for decades. Read full article here.
Core Conference: March 20-22, 2013
Intensive Training Seminars: March 18 & 19, 2013
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Producing the Best Health and Financial Outcomes by Using the Most Effective Health Promotion Strategies
Definition of Health Promotion
Health Promotion is the art and science of helping people discover the synergies between their core passions and optimal health, enhancing their motivation to strive for optimal health, and supporting them in changing their lifestyle to move toward a state of optimal health. Optimal health is a dynamic balance of physical, emotional, social, spiritual, and intellectual health. Lifestyle change can be facilitated through a combination of learning experiences that enhance awareness, increase motivation, and build skills and, most important, through the creation of opportunities that open access to environments that make positive health practices the easiest choice.