Health promotion is drawn from biological, environmental, psychological, physical and medical sciences to promote health and prevent diseases, disability and premature death through education-driven voluntary behavior change activities.
Health promotion aims at influencing health behavior of an individual and communities as well as improving living and working conditions.
Health promotion is important because it improves the health status of individuals, families, communities, states and the nation. It is a behavioral social science that focuses on enhancing the quality of life of people. It decreases the rate of premature deaths through prevention, health promotion reduces the costs (financial and human) that are spent on medical treatments.