Author(s): Michael Marmot
The Thai Health Promotion Foundation was founded more than a decade ago and receives its budget through an allocation or sin tax of 2% on alcohol and tobacco. The foundation provides funding for health promotion projects and activities via several approaches: issues, settings, areas and specific groups (1). The settings for health promotion are workplaces, schools, universities, hospitals, communities, etc. We categorize workplaces into 3 groups – government, state enterprise and private. In Thailand, there are 3 levels of government organizations: central, regional, and local (including Bangkok Metropolitan Administration and Pattaya City).