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There are several different webpages hosting copies of the Ottawa Charter for Health Promotion, and they're all a bit weird when it comes to working out the date.

After speaking to one of the nursing lecturers, we decided that the best thing to do is to tell you to use this particular online version of the charter, and (for APA) to reference it like this:


World Health Organisation. (1986). Ottawa Charter for Health Promotion: First International Conference on Health Promotion Ottawa, 21 November 1986.  Retrieved from


If you're wondering about the use of capitals in the title, it's because the title is actually full of names. You capitalise the names of acts and charters, and you capitalise the names of conferences and symposiums.

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