Broadening Our Scope
There are significant opportunities for health enhancement through the use of appropriate and science-based (i.e., best practice) approaches to health promotion. Student Health Promotion at Georgia State University has taken a population-based approach in its health promotion efforts to ensure that appropriate prevention activities occur across the continuum of wellness. This population-based approach typically focuses on the first tier of prevention, referred to as primary prevention (i.e., education); although in some instances secondary prevention (i.e., intervention) is appropriate and utilized. Our population-based approach to health promotion also includes sensitivity to issues of social justice, race, gender, culture, religion, sexual orientation, individual differences, and efforts to broaden student engagement across the campus.