Health promotion and disease prevention theme focuses on promoting health and wellbeing. Health promotion engages and empowers individuals and communities to adopt healthy behaviors and to make changes that reduce the risk of developing chronic diseases and other morbidities.
All health care professions can be involved in this field separately or collaborate to achieve optimum results in this field. Investigations have been done, by the physical therapy department, to detect the level of postural awareness of the dental students and the risk of developing musculoskeletal disorders in order to prevent them as soon as possible. Conclusions of this study were acted upon by implementing more focused awareness sessions for dental students.
Moreover, a study was done on a sample of Beirut’s public schools students to investigate their adherence to the Copernican theory regarding anthropometry and activity level. This study demonstrated homogeneity in the public school students and matching with international standards regarding investigated aspects and conclusions made can be considered as starting point to help decision makers in addressing correct policies related to physical activity level, and social participation in adolescent Lebanese students community.