Salutogenesis

 

This community aims to start a global discussion about salutogenesis, a health concept that, instead of being focused on the traditional health promotion and disease prevention models which privilege the mitigation of risk factors associated to disease; it aims at generating health by promoting the ability of individuals to adapt and self manage in response to physical, mental or social challenges. This approach is in line with a new conceptualization of health (Huber, 2011) and the much broader concept of well-being.

The proposed approach is to motivate community members to become "salutogenerators" able  to generate local changes, which then have to be globalized in order to integrate all societies and cultures in the pursuit of health, welfare and ultimately happiness.