Association for Health Promotion Ireland
What is health promotion?
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
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23rd IUHPE World Conference on Health Promotion
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.
‘Leadership in influencing the Health and Wellbeing Agenda’
The most recent CPD workshop hosted by the AHPI, focused on ‘Leadership in influencing the Health and Wellbeing Agenda’. The practice of Health Promotion is based on nine internationally recognised competencies, one of which is Leadership. This workshop aimed to provide participants with an overview of the principles of effective leadership in influencing the health and wellbeing agenda and how these translate into health promotion practice.
The facilitator for the workshop was Dr Felicity Kelliher. Dr Kelliher is a Senior Lecturer in Management, co-chair of the RIKON research group at the School of Business, Waterford IT and partner faculty Professor at Shanghai University, China. Fecility has over 20+ years of teaching and training experience and extensive International experience in senior Project Management and Retail and Finance Consultancy roles. She brought her wealth of experience and knowledge to the delivery of the workshop and provided an insightful and practical session.
The workshop was very well attended, with 38 delegates attending from the AHPI, HSE and other sectors. Waterford IT hosted the event in the impressive Health Science building which provided a great opportunity to network and catch up with up with colleagues and friends.
Overall it was a hugely successful day and we would like to extend our thanks and appreciation to our colleagues in the South East, Aileen Scott, Susan Scully and Teresa Hennessy; Dr Kelliher, Mairead Barry and Dr Michael Harrison from WIT and all those who attended.