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This paper reports on "Sexual health promotion south australia" health promotion and disease prevention conducted at Australian multi-disciplinary primary health care PHC services and considers the ways in which the organizational environment affects the extent and type of health promotion and disease prevention activity. Four are managed by a state health department and two by boards of governance.

The study is based on an audit of activities and Sexual health promotion south australia 68 interviews conducted with staff. All the sites undertake health promotion and recognize its importance but all report that this activity is under constant pressure resulting from the need to provide services to people who have health problems.

We also found an increased focus on chronic disease management and prevention which prioritized individuals and behavioural change strategies rather than addressing social determinants affecting whole communities.

There was little health promotion work that reflected a salutogenic approach to the creation of health.

Most activity falls under three types: Only the non-government organizations reported advocacy on broader policy issues.

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