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.
MA in Advanced Facilitation Skills for Promoting Health and Well Being | Waterford Institute of Technology
The Masters in Advanced Facilitation Skills for Promoting Health and Well Being offers participants a unique opportunity to finely tune their facilitation and personal skills through practical experience, group process and advanced personal development. Click here for further information.
The IUHPE are inviting those who work in health promotion to submit an abstract to the 23rd IUHPE World Conference on Health Promotion. This conference will take place in New Zealand in April 2019. Much of the health promotion work and research from Ireland connects with IUHPE 2019’s theme and subthemes (Health equity, Inclusive habitats, Climate change adaptation strategies, and Build effective, accountable and inclusive governance). The deadline for abstract submission has now been extended to 14th September 2018 and we would encourage submissions from those working in Health Promotion including researchers, practitioners and decision makers to share their work on this international platform.
WAIORA: Promoting Planetary Health and Sustainable Development for All, Rotorua (Aotearoa New Zealand), 7-11 April 2019
Thank you to everyone who has submitted their abstracts to IUHPE 2019. Due to the high demand we are happy to announce that the submission deadline has now been extended until 14th September 2018.
No further extension will be possible so make the most of this additional time and get your abstracts in now!
For more information on the Abstract Submission process, please visit the World Conference website.