Following the health sector reforms in the establishment of the Ghana Health Service, the Health Promotion was placed as a Unit under the Public Health Division. Further reforms in 2008 resulted in the elevation of the Health Promotion Unit to a Department under the Family Health Division until it became a Division in April 2019.
The mandate of the Division is to provide a sustained health promotion service that will contribute to improving health and wellbeing in line with the health sector goal of ensuring a healthy and productive population capable of reproducing itself safely. This will be achieved through promotion of early preventative strategies, promotion of healthy behaviours and wellbeing, and creation of environments where individuals, families and communities are informed, empowered and live healthier happier lives. The vision is to promote healthy lives and well-being for all.
The Division is headed by a Director and has three Departments as follows.
Health Communication Department
Advocacy and Social Mobilization Department
Research and Healthy Policy Department
Each of the Department is headed by a Deputy Director who reports directly to the Divisional Director.