Benchmarking Health Promotion: Poland

The Polish population experienced improvements in their health attributable to “increased health promotion and public health activities as well as the reorganization of health service provision, during the transition period after communist rule.

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After 44 years under communist rule, Poland was the first country in the Eastern European region to restore a democratic government. Along with improvements in social and economic conditions during the transition period in the 1990s, the Polish population also experienced improvements in their health attributable to “increased health promotion and public health activities as well as the reorganization of health service provision.” These improvements are measured by lower rates of tobacco and alcohol use and increased awareness of the problems associated with obesity.

Benchmarking Health Promotion: Poland

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