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Health Promotion Effectiveness
The following publications are related to the IUHPE flagship Global Programme on Health Promotion Effectiveness (GPHPE).
GPHPE Monograph vol. 1- Global Perspective on Health Promotion (2007; ISBN: 978-0-387-70973-4)
23 chapters from 55 contributors representing 6 continents who analyse major programmes around the world and evaluate their effectiveness. The chapters have significant implications for practitioners involved in implementing health promotion programmes. It serves as a vital source of frontline knowledge for researchers and students of public health.
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GPHPE Monograph vol. 2- Framing document and Workbook document (Due for publication in 2010)
The second volume of the series concentrates on the processes and contexts for moving from evidence to effectiveness. The framing document contains chapters invited for submission from key network and specific individual professionals who address specific areas, like efficacy, decision-making and implementation, from a practical perspective. The chapters are organised under sections: 1) the development agenda; 2) the social determinants of health; 3) community and political empowerment; 4) health system strengthening; 5)health promotion capacity and 6) further debates about evidence and effectiveness.
The workbook document with concrete examples from practice have been collected through a call for case studies. They will be published in the IUHPE journal Global Health Promotion.
Evidence of Health Promotion Effectiveness in Africa (2009)
The APHPE, through support from the IUHPE, has conducted a literature review on health promotion in the region and has commissioned a comprehensive set of manuscripts for a publication on Health Promotion Effectiveness. The main aim of this publication is to provide evidence that health promotion is an effective approach to addressing health and development issues. It is therefore anticipated to be an advocacy tool for health promotion in the region. The publication will also serve as a reference manual for training in health promotion, and will potentially increase recognition of the context of health promotion in the African region
Edited by: Mary Amuyunzu-Nyamongo and David Nyamawa
The Evidence of Health Promotion Effectiveness: Shaping Public Health in a New Europe (2000)
A report for the European Commission assessing 20 years evidence of the health, social, economic and political impacts of health promotion and recommendations for action. Part One: Core Document. Part Two: Evidence Book.
Print-only versions are available in French, Japanese, Korean, Mongolian and Russian.
To order a print copy, please contact email@example.com
Promotion & Education Supplement: Evaluation of Health Promotion Effectiveness in Brazil. Proceedings from the 1st Brazilian Seminar on Health Promotion Effectiveness. May 10th-13th, 2005, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil (2007)
Promotion & Education Supplement: The challenge of getting evidence into practice: current debates and future strategies (2005)
Promotion & Education Supplement: The Evidence of mental health promotion effectiveness: strategies for action (2005)
Promotion & Education Supplement: The effectiveness of health promotion: proceedings from a symposium organised by the French Institute for Prevention and Health Education (INPES) in collaboration with the IUHPE (2004)
Promotion & Education edition: 5th European Conference on the Effectiveness and Quality of Health Promotion: New dimensions in promoting health - linking health promotion programmes with public policies (2002)
Social Determinants of Health and Health Inequalities
New publication: Reducing social inequalities in Health (2010 - in French)
The IUHPE has collaborated towards the development of a publication of the French Institute for Prevention and Health Education (Inpes.) This publication, which was drafted with the contribution of around 50 renowned experts, is a guide for action collecting national and international experiences aimed at reducing social inequalities in health. Its objective is to provide readers with scientifically valid knowledge and evaluated best practices which project managers can draw from.
The publication is part of a larger project aimed at the development of health promotion strategies to reduce social inequalities in health in France. The first step of this initiative consisted in the organization of an international session dedicated to this topic at the French Annual Conference on Prevention in 2008.
The results of this research will be widely disseminated at the 4th International Symposium of Local and Regional Health Programs (PLRS - Ottawa, 27-30 June 2011) and at the French Annual Conference on Prevention organized by Inpes (Journées de la Prevention - Paris 19-20 May 2011).
Please click here to read an interview with Louise Potvin about this publication (in French).
DETERMINE Action Summary (2008)
The first report of DETERMINE's work provides an overview of the outcomes and the key messages that have emerged as result of the Consortium's activities in 2008. It also provides specific examples of what various EU member states are doing to address and stimulate action on the social and economic determinants of health inequities at European Union levels.
As part of the work on DETERMINE, IUHPE and EuroHealthNet supported Consortium partners in consultations with over 40 policy makers and politicians in 19 EU countries. The main findings are analysed and collected in this Working Document in order to guide the future work of the Consortium.
Global Health Promotion Supplement: 'Closing the Gap in a Generation: Health Equity through Action on the Social Determinants of Health. An International Conference Based on the Work of the WHO Commission on the Social Determinants of Health, 6 - 7 November 2008, London' (2009)
This Supplement contains transcriptions of the keynote addresses, interviews and panels during the conference. It received support for the production from the Department of Health of England. Watch the videos with presentations from the conference here.
IUHPE Research Report Series: Living conditions and determinants of social position amongst women of child-bearing age in very poor ruralities: qualitative exploratory studies in India, Ghana and Haiti (2010)
This IUHPE Research Report Series, wrtitten by Torill Bull and Maurice B. Mittelmark, was funded by the Department of Health of England and sponsored by the IUHPE.
The aim of this project was to identify indicators of living conditions and social position amongst women of child‐bearing age in very poor ruralities. Field visits were undertaken in rural communities in India, Haiti and Ghana, where expert Reference Groups were consulted, key informant interviews were conducted, focus group discussions were held, and observations were made.
The report makes suggestions for aspects of living conditions and determinants of social position that might be measured in survey research and in surveillance systems so that the social determinants of health (SDH) relevant in very poor ruralities can be monitored and used in public health work.
This study is exploratory, meant as a stepping stone to further work in research programme Social Determinants of Health in Very Poor Ruralities.
Capacity building, education and training in health promotion
Toward Domains of Core Competency for Building Global Capacity in Health Promotion: The Galway Consensus Conference Statement (2008- DRAFT)
This Statement was issues as a result of the Toward International Collaboration on Competencies and Accreditation in Health Promotion and Health Education: the Galway Consensus Conference (June 2008), which aims to promote exchange and greater collaboration on the development of core competencies in health promotion and the strengthening of common approaches to capacity building and workforce development. The Statement identifies eight domains of core competency that are required to engage in effective health promotion practice.
Global Health Promotion edition: International Perspectives on on competencies and accreditation in health promotion and health education (2009)
This issue contains the background papers prepared for "Toward International Collaboration on Competencies and Accreditation in Health Promotion and Health Education: the Galway Consensus Conference," held June 18-16, 2008, at the National University of Ireland, Galway. It included scholarly papers reviewing international literature on competencies, presenting European developments and comparing the United Kingdom and the United States, and commissioned commentaries from Africa, Australia, Canada and Latin America. This journal edition is part of the collection of manuscripts prepared for the conference. The other half of the collection, on the developments in North America, is published in SOPHE's journal Health Education & Behaviour
IUHPE Research Report Series: Testing the feasibility of a pan European framework for health promotion accreditation (2009)
IUHPE Research Report Series: Scoping study on training, accreditation and professional standards in health promotion (2007)
Global Health Promotion Supplement: Community Health Promotion Strategies to address Non-communicable Diseases in Africa (June 2010)
The Supplement focuses on health promotion strategies in the fight against non-communicable diseases in Sub-Saharan Africa. The content was put together following a call for both Scholarly papers and commentaries relating to the implementation of health promotion and health education programmes in Africa.
Promotion & Education Supplement: Community Health Promotion- creating the necessary conditions for health through community empowerment and participation (2007)
The issue covers many aspects of community health promotion from the elaboration of its interface with the principles of equity and considerations of population health to spot-lighting a series of case studies to enable a better understanding of what community health promotion involves and how participatory empowering methodologies can be used to harness community assets and why. In addition, the issue also features articles of practical relevance with respect to assisting countries and practitioners to examine whether their general activities in specific projects met current standards of good community health promotion practice, and providing guidance on participatory evaluation
The issue covers global physical activity promotion, including health promotion and surveillance in physical activity-linked to the work in the Southwest Pacific region; global and regional physical activity networks; evidence-based approaches and policy development; and advocacy for physical activity.
Facilitating Dialogue between the Health and Education Sectors to advance School Health Promotion and Education (2012)
In August 2012, the International Union for Health Promotion and Education (IUHPE) published a new document on Facilitating Dialogue between the Health and Education Sectors to advance School Health Promotion and Education. The document, currently available in English, is for policy makers and practitioners in the health and education sectors and for non-governmental organisations.
It is designed to provide the stakeholders in school health with simple and practical insights into facilitating and improving dialogue between health and education and does so by:
Identifying the current dilemmas
Exploring ‘what are realistic outcomes for school health', and
Indicating strategies that have a high degree of success.
This document complements the recommendations to establish and sustain health promotion in schools set out in the Guidelines to Promote Health in Schools document (below). It is an advocacy document for the health and education sectors to undertake school health promotion activities based on the evidence of effectiveness.
The document provides succinct evidence-based arguments to support the need for school health promotion and advocates for a whole school (Health Promoting Schools) approach to strategically plan and implement school health initiatives.
The content includes brief summaries of the latest evidence of effectiveness in building the health knowledge, behaviours and competencies in young people to prevent non-communicable diseases. It is intended to address policy and decision-makers and education officials in a manner that is understood and applicable to both sectors.
This document provides the blueprint for improving the evidence base to promote health in schools, including 1) the principles of health promotion in schools; and 2) support to plan and implement school health promotion. This document has been produced under the collaboration agreement with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention under the school health programme.
The Supplement provides a global portrait on the state of the art of school health promotion.
This issue contains articles based on presentations for the IUHPE-organised seesions during the 14th World Conference on Tobacco or Health, March 2009, in Mumbai, India.
Global Health Promotion Supplement: Global Tobacco Surveillance (September 2009)
This issue, supported by the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), presents the the Global Tobacco Surveillance System (GTSS). The GTSS provides a flexible system that includes common data items but allows countries to include important unique information at their discretion in order to monitor and evaluate National Tobacco Control Action Plans and articles from the WHO Framework Convention on Tobacco Control (WHO FCTC), the world's first public health treaty on tobacco control. The synergy between the WHO FCTC, National Tobacco Control Action Plans, and GTSS offers countries a unique opportunity to develop, implement, and evaluate their comprehensive tobacco control programs.
Promotion & Education Supplement: The growing crisis of tobacco consumption in francophone Africa (2005)
The publication provides a snapshot of existing knowledge on the tobacco situation in French-speaking Africa and the emerging responses to control the growing epidemic. Articles present current data on prevalence, an assessment of the health and economic impact of tobacco in the region, the tobacco industry's market expansion forecasts and their strategies to deflect public health measures. Specific topics particularly relevant to the region such as smuggling, poverty and advertising are covered by short articles commissioned from Francophone African journalists. It also includes an analysis of initiatives and developments in health promotion and tobacco control, which illustrate how the region organises itself both locally and internationally to best respond and impede the growing epidemic.
This Manual is designed to assist policy makers in designing and implementing evidence-based tobacco control legislation. The Manual was developed after studying tobacco control laws and regulations from countries and regions of the world. It then went through a rigorous review process by a diverse group of tobacco control experts with legal, policy, scientific and programming experience to ensure its broad applicability for countries ready for tobacco control legislation.
Evaluation: instructions on how to evaluate programmes and interventions (2005) - in French -
International Health Promotion Strategies and Programmes
Promotion & Education Supplement: Health Promotion: Francophone Research and Perspectives - Proceedings from the Francophone International Conference "Health promotion and health education: State of knowledge and research needs" February 8- 9, 2007, Luxembourg (2008)
Promotion & Education Supplement: The Ottawa Charter for Health Promotion - A critical reflection. Background to the 19th IUHPE World Conference on Health Promotion and Health Education. "Health Promotion Comes of Age: Research, Policy & Practice for the 21st Century" (2007)
This Statement presents key recommendations for policy-makers in a variety of domains and sectors. It presents the conditions which are necessary for sustainable and effective health promotion, and the political action which is needed to support and maintain it. It will also contains a brief analysis of health promotion's contextual development and implementation, including opportunities and assets.
Promotion & Education Supplement: Shaping the future of health promotion: Progress and Recommendations. Statement and Field reports from the joint project of the CCHPR and the IUHPE Renewing our Commitment to the Ottawa Charter: The way forward (2007)
The contents of this issue complement the Statement 'Shaping the future of health promotion'. It contains the national field reports that helped shape the Statement through the lessons learned from each country experience.
Promotion & Education Supplement: Integrating health promotion and prevention in health systems: Proceedings from the 2nd International conference on local and regional health programmes. October 12-15, 2004, Quebec, Canada (2005)
IUHPE Research Report Series
This series in the IUHPE publications' family features Research reports on strategic topics relevant to the mission, vision and work of the IUHPE.
2011- Volume 6
Volume 6, Number 1, 2011: Scoping Study - Health Promotion Workforce capacity and Education and Training Needs in Low and Middle Income Countries by B. Battel-Kirk & M. M. Barry
2010- Volume 5
Volume 5, Number 1, 2010: Living conditions and determinants of social position amongst women of child-bearing age in very poor ruralities: qualitative exploratory studies in Ghana, India and Haiti by T. Bull & M. B. Mittelmark
2009- Volume 4
Volume 4, Number 1, 2009: Testing the feasibility of a pan European framerwork for health promotion accreditation by B. Battel-Kirk & M. B. Barry
2008- Volume 3
Volume 3, Number 1, 2008: How can RHP&EO best contribute to the IUHPE mission, goals and objectives, given the strategic directions for 2007-2013? by T. Bull
Volume 3, Number 2, 2008: A comparative analysis of 19 international journals in and near the field of health promotion/education- Types of content and how contents are organised and presented by G. Holmefjord
2007- Volume 2
Volume 2, Number 1, 2007: Scoping study on training, accreditation and professional standards in health promotion by Arantxa Santa-Maria Morales and Margaret Barry
Volume 2, Number 2, 2007: A critical assessment of the first six years of the IUHPE's Reviews of Health Promotion & Education Online by Sophie Duperé, Sébastien Courchesne-O'Neill and Michel O'Neill
2006- Volume 1
Volume 1, Number 1, 2006: Interactive processes in global partnership: a case study of the Global Programme for Health Promotion Effectiveness by J. Hope Corbin
Volume 1, Number 2, 2006: Higher education in health promotion in Europe- A comparative analysis of Master's level training programmes in HP-Source.net by Claudia Konig
Volume 1, Number 3, 2006: INGO Accountability : keeping faith with all stakeholders . A multiple case study of two international non-governmental associations in health by Marianne van der Wel
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