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IUHPE Conferences are renowned events bringing together leading professionals in all corners of the world to take stock of the present state of knowledge and experiences, bring forward future challenges and shape the agenda to advance developments in health promotion.
The IUHPE organises triennial World Conferences, Regional Conferences and co-sponsors conferences, workshops or meetings. Conferences further the core business of IUHPE in developing and disseminating evidence and learning to advance the field of health promotion and in keeping health promotion on the policy agenda. In addition, the conference generates new members and revenue for the IUHPE.
IUHPE Regional Conferences
5th Latin-American and 4th Inter-American Health Promotion and Health Education Conference
April 10-12, 2012
Mexico City, Mexico
Health Promotion and Health Education in the Americas has demonstrated advancements in policies and in institutional and programmatic initiatives in the health sector. However, a gap still exists between discourse and practice. There is an urgent need for the development of a new health culture that promotes a national and institutional political will to achieve equity in health, social justice, human rights and social and human development in general. We aspire to insert health into policies based upon multi-sectoral collaboration, and investing in health from the perspective of recognizing and analyzing the determinants of health, while fulfilling the potential of social and community participation. In this way, we will be better prepared to face the threats imposed by social, political and economic transformations and their resulting impacts on health systems, social security, education and sustainable environments, among others.
The Conference will address the following topics: i)Theoretical-practical and true-life perspectives on Health Promotion and Health Education in the Americas; ii) Health in all policies iii) Social determinants and the role of health promotion; iv) Sustainable social development and reconstruction of the social fabric; v)The role of health promotion in a globalized world; vi)Partnerships and networks in Health Promotion and Health Education; vii)Effectiveness in Health Promotion; and viii)Development of the IUHPE in the Americas in the last 25 years.
Objectives of the Conference:
Strengthen the analysis and development of Health Promotion (HP) and Health Education (HE) theory and practice in the Americas.
Review the state of the art and the actual situation of Health Promotion (HP) and Health Education (HE) in the Americas in order to advance the field of research and conceptual development, with an emphasis on the inter-relationship between the two disciplines.
Promote discussions and advancement of the topic of health determinants, taking into consideration the specific situation of the Americas.
Stimulate the exchange of research experiences related to theoretical and practical aspects of HP and HE in order to stimulate reflection on critical aspects that affect the implementation of successful initiatives in both disciplines.
Analyze the role of national and local governments in developing and implementing public policies that affect health status, environmental conservation and the quality of life of the people.
Provide opportunity for debate to increase understanding about the possibilities, limitations and opportunities provided by HP and HE within the current context of globalization, deterioration of the social fabric and political changes in the Americas.
Offer the opportunity to build and/or strengthen alliances, networks and projects in which groups of professionals and researchers from different institutions (academic, governmental, NGO, IUHPE/ORLA and NARO, etc.) can participate.
Promote knowledge and state-of-the-art through presentations by participants in specific aspects of HP and HE.
Analyze the development of IUHPE en the Americas within the framework of the commemoration of the 25th anniversary of the founding of the Latin American Regional Office (ORLA) of the IUHPE.
2nd Asia-Pacific Conference on Health Promotion and Education: Empowerment for Healthy Settings - Healthy City and Community, Healthy School and University, Healthy Hospital and Healthy Workplace
May 4-6, 2012
The Conference will aim at building and sustaining a health promotion system beyond the formal boundaries of health care.
As written in the Ottawa Charter, “Health is created and lived by people within the settings of their everyday life, where they learn, work, play and love”. This sentence acknowledges and emphasizes the critical role of health settings recognizing the potential of this approach to contribute to the promotion of health, wellbeing and education. Twenty six years later, within the context of the 21st century forces, movements and challenges, including globalization, climate change, urbanization, the increased burden of NCDs and the widening inequities between and within countries and regions of the world, this conference will offer the opportunity to reflect on the role and response that the settings based health promotion can offer.
By addressing the wider social, cultural, economical and political determinants of health and facilitating the role that health can play in organizations and institutions which are created and structured for other purposes, the healthy settings approach can make critical contributions to these challenges including those of health equity, social and human development.
In this climate, the 2nd APHPE conference will focus on the empowerment towards traditional and emerging healthy settings such as healthy cities and communities, healthy schools and universities, healthy hospitals and healthy workplaces, healthy markets and healthy slums and will address the following objectives building on past efforts in the region and at the global level:
To support the development of health promotion and healthy settings approach, policy and practice in the Asia Pacific region.
To explore future directions for health promotion and the healthy settings approach in the context of the 21st century forces.
To encourage and facilitate the development of health promotion in new and emerging settings.
To analyze the development and implementation of settings based health promotion through an equity lens.
To share the knowledge and evidence bases for healthy settings through the development of evaluation and research.
To stimulate exchanges of experiences, dialogue and partnerships between decisions makers, researchers and practitioners from the region.
9th IUHPE European Health Promotion Conference: Health and Quality of Life - Health, Economy, Solidarity
September 27-29, 2012
The Estonian Medical Association, the Estonian Union for Health Promotion, the Estonian Health Foundation and the International Union for Health Promotion and Education (IUHPE) are pleased to invite you to the 9th European IUHPE Conference on Health Promotion on Health and Quality of Life, organized on September 27-29, 2012, in Tallinn, Estonia.
The purpose of the conference is to bring together people from all European countries, who are responsible and concerned about population health, quality of life, solidarity and prosperity in European societies: practioners, researchers and decision-makers, from both the public and the private sectors. The main aim is to share and learn from experiences of EU Member States governments and their institutions, communities and neighborhoods on the strategic management of the consequences of the economic decline within their countries; and to explore new solutions for population health.
The objectives of the conference are:
to review the influence of the economic recession on populations' health, the determinants of health and quality of life, especialyy within vulnerable groups;
to search best practices and innovative approaches for good governance, poverty reduction and social inclusion, in order to address the problems which arose during this period of economic turmoil and to consider potential solutions for the post-recession period; and
to discuss strategies, methods and required collaborative efforts in order to prepare post-crises health promotion actions/activities and to promote sustainable health, with environmental issue being completely integrated in strategic planning at regional, antional and local levels;
to stimulate partnerships, investments and solidarity for health between different sectors, at all levels in the European Community.
Please visit the Conference website: http://www.conferences.ee/iuheli2012/
IUHPE Co-sponsored Events
19th International Conference on Health Promoting Hospitals and Health Services
June 1st - 3rd 2011
The international WHO Network of Health Promoting Hospitals and Health Services (HPH) was initiated by WHO-Euro in 1990. HPH promotes health promotion in and by hospitals as a strategy to improve the health gain of patients and relatives, staff, community and bystanders. HPH combines a vision, a concept, a set of 18 core strategies and five standards that can be linked with the organization’s quality management.
4ème Colloque international des programmes locaux et régionaux de santé
Les PLRS 2011 : les artisans du changement
June 27th - 30th, 2011
Cette Conférence se concentrera sur les thèmes:
Action en réseau et gouvernance des systèmes
Équité dans les politiques et les programmes
Développement des compétences et partage des connaissances
Évaluation et soutien à l’innovation
Le premier colloque des PLRS en 2001 militait déjà pour un changement de paradigme dans le champ de la santé en incorporant les communautés, les populations et leurs élus comme des artisans clés du renouveau des systèmes et des pratiques de santé. Vingt-cinq ans après la charte d’Ottawa, l’effort à fournir pour réaliser ce changement de paradigme demeure toujours important.
Les réformes des systèmes de santé de nombreux pays tentent de rapprocher de la population les services de santé afin de mieux répondre à ses besoins et de réduire les inégalités sociales de santé. Elles visent ainsi à conjuguer l’action sanitaire et sociale et plus largement à organiser l’ensemble des politiques publiques qui influencent les déterminants de la santé.
Ce changement ne pourra se réaliser sans que l’ensemble des partenaires essentiels n’en deviennent les artisans : populations, associations, professionnels de santé, décideurs des secteurs public et privé.
World Alliance for Risk Factor Surveillance (WARFS) 7th Global Conference: Role of the Surveillance in the Promotion of Health
October 16-19, 2011
WARFS is the Global Working Group on Surveillance of the International Union for Health Promotion and Education (IUHPE). It supports the development of behavioural risk factor surveillance (BRFS) as a tool for evidence-based public health, acknowledging the importance of this information source to inform, monitor and evaluate disease prevention and health promotion policies, services and interventions. WARFS aims to (1) integrate social and behavioural risk factor surveillance as a tool into the mainstream of health promotion work, (2) finalise the definition and conceptual framework of BRFS that can be shared and discussed globally, (3) serve as a reference for researchers, BRFS practitioners, and countries that are developing BRFS, and (4) share findings, results and experiences with the IUHPE community and the general public health field to facilitate the discussion regarding the role of BRFS.
The success of the conference is a result of multiple efforts, including those of the IUHPE, WARFS, the Public Health Agency of Canada (PHAC) which hosts this year’s conference, the International Scientific Committee (ISC) which developed the scientific program, the Local Organizing Committee (LOC) which organized the activities of the conference, and all of the participants.
Advance the theory, method and use of risk factor surveillance
Examine ways to translate surveillance information into action
Expand the scope of risk factor surveillance beyond behavioural lifestyles
Explore ways to enhance global capacity in risk factor surveillance
Identify best practices to link risk factor surveillance to health promotion
15èmes Journées Annuelles de Santé Publique du Quebec / 15th Annual Public Health Days of Quebec (JASP) in Quebec - New Understandings, Better Integration, Sustainable and Equitable Actions: Schools that Promote Health, Well-being and Educational Success in the next decade
November 28th - 29th, 2011
On the occasion of its 15th edition the Journées annuelles de santé publique (JASP) is dedicating two international days on the theme of health promoting schools.
This event is the result of a collaboration between the JASP and the International Union for Health Promotion and Education (IUHPE) and is co-chaired by the l'Institut national de santé publique du Québec (INSPQ), the Canadian Association for School Health (CASH), and the International School Health Network (ISHN). It will focus on the overarching theme of New Understandings, Better Integration, Sustainable and Equitable Actions: Schools that Promote Health, Well-being and Educational Success in the next decade.
Building on Vancouver 20071 and Geneva 20102, the Montreal event will continue pushing the thinking to:
Identify the close links that exist between school learning/achievements and health promotion and disease prevention interventions;
Share an integration vision: integration between approaches, measures or programmes; integration between actors; integration within the field of health and well-being; integration within school programmes, etc.;
Identify means for adequately supporting the transformation of practices required at all levels (from local to national).
1 Vancouver 2007 : Technical Meeting on Building School Partnerships for Health, Education Achievements and Development organized by the World Health Organization and the Joint Consortium for School Health in Canada, Vancouver, June 5- 8, 2007.
2 Genève 2010 : Symposium International : lier santé, équité et développement durable dans les écoles, organisé par le réseau suisse (RSES), le réseau européen (SHE) et le réseau international (ISHN) des écoles en santé, Genève, July 10-11, 2010.
All decision makers and stakeholders of Quebec and from around the world interested and engaged in educational success, health and well-being of young people in the school setting are invited to this fundamental and key event.
For twenty years, various initiatives advocating for a comprehensive approach to health in the school setting, including the Health Promoting Schools, have been showcased around the world, including the Healthy Schools developed in Quebec.
All these approaches encourage the health and the education sectors to share their expertise and coordinate their actions to enable students to learn better, feel better and become engaged citizens in their community.
Though the effectiveness of these approaches has been demonstrated at large, their implementation and sustainability present challenges such as that of a common understanding of stakes and priorities and the establishment of integrated, equitable and sustainable actions.
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