Introduction to Health Promotion for People With Chronic Illness and Disability

Fong Chan, Chung Yi Chiu, Jill L. Bezyak, John Keegan

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Health promotion has received increasing attention in rehabilitation counseling research. Health promotion research contributes to theory building and provides the foundation for empirically supported interventions that can improve the health-related quality of life and employment outcomes of people with chronic illness and disability. In this article, the authors present their rationale for developing this special issue on health promotion. They highlight some of the exciting new findings reported in the articles contained in this special section as well as some recent health promotion and disability research. The goal of this special issue is to stimulate thinking and discussion about incorporating health promotion strategies in vocational rehabilitation and return-to-work interventions for people with disabilities.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)3-6
Number of pages4
JournalRehabilitation Counseling Bulletin
Issue number1
StatePublished - Oct 2012
Externally publishedYes


  • health promotion
  • people with disabilities
  • rehabilitation counseling

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Rehabilitation
  • Applied Psychology
  • Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health


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