Our Principles

International health promotion principles

As a health promotion agency, Sexual Health Victoria's work is underpinned by the health promotion principles established and/or reiterated in a number of landmark international statements, including the:

The most recent, the Nairobi Call to Action (2009), describes the value that health promotion adds as a core element of global, regional, national and local health development. It reinforces the first commitment of the Bangkok Charter and calls for five urgent actions:

  • Strengthen leadership and workforces
  • Mainstream health promotion
  • Empower communities and individuals
  • Enhance participatory processes
  • Build and apply knowledge

These actions are reflected in the key priority areas and objectives of our 2023 - 2028 Strategic Plan.