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The purpose of this website is:

It is meant for anyone interested in developing or using best practices approaches to prevent illness and enhance health, whether in the area of health promotion, public health, or population health. Where health promotion is referred to in IDM materials, in most cases the reference could just as easily be to public health and population health.


This website does not receive funding from any organization. It is funded wholly by the editor.


The website uses as its cornerstone the IDM definition of best practices, where best practices are thought to result from consistency between practice, underpinnings (essentially values, theories and beliefs, and evidence), and understanding of the environment. In this view, practice involves:

While the IDM is the website's best practices definition of choice, part of the website's philosophy is the importance of hearing different perspectives so ideas and practice improve rather than stagnate.

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