The Association of Health Promotion Ireland (AHPI) AGM is taking place on Thursday 9th of Feb 2017 in Dublin (see Events).
The AGM is open to all AHPI members to attend, if you are not a member or your membership has recently expired, you can join/renew by clicking on the following link www.ahpi.ie/membership
The World Health Organization in the Ottawa Charter in 1986 defines health promotion as the process of enabling people to increase control over the determinants of health and thereby improve their health.
In an increasingly globalized world, new approaches are required to improve the health of the population. Health promotion aims to do this by building healthy public policy; creating supportive environments; strengthening community actions; developing personal skills and reorienting health services. Health promotion is a fundamental component of the World Health Organization’s (WHO) corporate strategy, making it integral to work in international health.
WHO applies health promotion principles and strategies in a variety of settings and with a range of population groups. Health promotion approaches are broad-ranging and vary from the prevention of communicable diseases to improving school-based health education.
On August 15th 2017, members of the Accreditation Board and AHPI Executive Committee met to finalise plans for the launch of the Health Promotion Professional Registration system for Ireland.
The system will be live from early October when practitioners living in Ireland can apply through the online application system.
The webpage for applications is in the final stages of being tested - further updates on the launch date will be posted on the website and on our social media pages @AssocHPIreland