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Dialogues in Progress
Read the IUHPE report of a qualitative analysis of A twinning learning exchange between the US Racial and Ethnic Community Health (US REACH) and the Communities for Health (C4H) initiative in England to promote equity and address the social determinants of health
In 2008, the IUHPE, in collaboration with the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the Department of Health of England, Health Action Partnership International (HAPI), and more recently Learning for Public Health West Midlands (LPH WM), agreed to embark on a learning exchange between Communities for Health (C4H) in England and the Racial and Ethnic Approaches to Community Health across the US (REACH US) communities that are tackling health inequalities. Such programmes have the potential to offer other countries new insights and perspectives that will in turn contribute to the global and national SDH and health disparities agendas and provide concrete strategies and actions that effectively reduce inequities and promote the health of our societies. The key learnings of this initiative are presented in this report which will contribute to the global community and growing documentation on evidence of effective efforts in the reduction of health inequities.
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Reflections/summary of past IUHPE Conferences
This IUHPE Conference on Health Promotion in the Americas, hosted by the Health Promotion Directorate of Mexico, was a great success and attracted almost 1,500 people from 23 countries and included presenters from North, Central and South America, Europe, the Caribbean and Australia. It was made possible by the financial, technical and human resources support from the Mexican Secretariat of Health and from IUHPE NARO and ORLA volunteers. As summarized by the IUHPE NARO and ORLA Vice-Presidents “the most memorable thing was the wonderful people and their natural welcoming personalities. The lasting impression was sunshine, smiles and good food to complement the scientific sessions which were of the highest caliber. We waited 22 years for a joint IUHPE NARO/ORLA conference and we should certainly not wait as long for the next one.
The 2nd APHPE (Asia Pacific Conference on Health Promotion and Education) was a resounding success, with nearly 700 delegates in attendance, 50% of whom came from the host country itself. Interesting sessions demonstrated real progress in implementing good health promotion practice in the region and the work on 'Healthy Settings' was quite impressive. As well, there were good opportunities for networking and partnership-building. Michael Spark, IUHPE President also indicated that there was considerable interest in the upcoming 21st IUHPE World Conference on Health Promotion next year in Pattaya, Thailand. The contribution of health promotion to times of natural disasters was another distinctive and emerging theme.
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