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.
We are delighted to let you know about a leadership workshop on 13th June in the Nursing Building, Waterford Institute of Technology. Feedback from previous workshops has identified leadership as an important competency for CPD. This workshop will focus on leadership in influencing the Health and Wellbeing agenda. This will also be an ideal opportunity to network, and to share and promote ideas. So please save the date and we will be in contact again with further details and how you can register to attend.
Title: Leadership in influencing the Health and Wellbeing Agenda
Aim: To provide participants with an overview of the principles of effective leadership and how these translate into health promotion practice.
Facilitator: Dr Felicity Kelliher, Fulbright Scholar, Senior Lecturer Management, WIT
Date& Time: 13 June 10.15am - 3.30pm
Venue: G19, Nursing Building, Waterford Institute of Technology
The 2018 Health Promotion Conference Committee are pleased to announce that registration is open for the ‘Participation and empowerment for health service users: Strengthening the circle’ conference taking place at NUI Galway on Thursday 7th June 2018. The deadline for online abstract submission has been extended until April 3rd. Go to www.hprcconference.ie for more information.
AHPI is working with HSE Health Promotion and Improvement to deliver education and training for health promotion practitioners including HSE staff and colleagues working on the Healthy Cities and Counties programmes. As part of this initiative AHPI has organised a Continuing Professional Development (CPD) workshop in collaboration with Sligo Institute of Technology. The workshop is titled: Communicating for Change - innovative strategies to get the health promotion message across.
Speakers will include Edel Hackett from Persuasion Republic. HSE staff and AHPI members were invited to attend this event and it is now fully booked. We will be further expanding CPD opportunities for health promotion practitioners in 2018 so watch this space!