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Health communication and healthy lifestyles: contributions towards reflection on collective health

This study discusses the need for a complex perspective regarding health communication, in order to go beyond an instrumental view of its conception and implementation. In particular, through analyzing the focus of communication directed towards behavioral change that promotes healthy lifestyles, it was proposed to extend the way in which health communication is conceived, starting from setting the problem. This would integrate some analytical strands that would make it possible to account for the many aspects and contradictions of the health communication process.

Health communication; Public health; Theoretical object; Problem area

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