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Implementing Mental Health Promotion: A Health Education and Promotion Perspective

Gerjo Kok (Universiteit Maastricht)

Journal of Public Mental Health

ISSN: 1746-5729

Article publication date: 1 March 1999


Mental health promotion can learn from achievements in the field of health education and promotion. Health education and promotion has seen four major developments in the last decades: the need for planning, the need for evaluation, the behaviour‐environment issue, and the use of theory. A recently presented protocol for developing theory‐based and evidence‐based interventions, Intervention Mapping, is described here in more detail. Implementation is prominent in planning models and intervention protocols. The same expertise and professionalism that we put into the development of health promotion interventions for our target groups should be put into implementation interventions for programme users and decision‐makers.


Kok, G. (1999), "Implementing Mental Health Promotion: A Health Education and Promotion Perspective", Journal of Public Mental Health, Vol. 1 No. 3, pp. 4-10.




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