Views of Health Promotion Online
Dialogues in Progress
Northern Part of the Western Pacific
IUHPE / NPWP
Vice-President for NPWP
Japan- Kanako Okada and Hiroshi Fukuda
Korea- Eun Woo Nam
Hong-Kong- Albert Lee
Creation of the IUHPE/NPWP Regional Committee
The regional committee for the Northern Part of the Western Pacific of the IUHPE (IUHPE/NPWP) was established in 2009. Its main aims are to develop the IUHPE membership in the region and to facilitate and enhance communication within the NPWP.
Members of the Regional Committee are:
Hua Fu, Shanghai Fudan University , China
Song-yuan Huang, National Taiwan Normal University, Taiwan
Clement KK Tsang, Macao University of Science and Technology, (Pearl River Liaison Office)
Sophia Chan, The University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong (IUHPE Board of Trustee)
Takashi Muto, Dokkyo Medical University, Japan (IUHPE Board of Trustee)
Eun Woo Nam, Yonsei University , Korea (IUHPE Board of Trustee)
Albert Lee, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong (IUHPE Board of Trustee)
Kanako Okada, Chiba University, Japan (Japanese Liaison Office)
Hiroshi Fukuda, Juntendo University, Japan (Japanese Liaison Office)
Toshitaka Nakahara, Kyoto University, Japan (IUHPE/NPWP Vice President)
Masaki Moriyama, Fukuoka University, Japan (IUHPE/NPWP Regional Director)
Seung-duk Ko, Hyupsung University, Korea (Korean Liaison Office)
Heui Sug Jo, Kangwon National University, Korea (Korean Liaison Office)
Jargal Saikhan Dondog, Health Sector Development Project-2, Mongolia
David McQueen, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, USA (IUHPE President)
The first meeting of the Regional Committee took place on July 17, 2009, the day before the 1st Asia-Pacific Conference of Health Promotion and Education. This committee engaged in communication activities within NPWP countries, and membership development, among other things. In this regard, the Regional Director, Professor Masaki Moriyama, was nominated as the NPWP regional membership development officer. He is responsible for the NPWP regional strategy and for linking with other IUHPE members involved in membership development.
The First Asia-Pacific Conference on Health Promotion and Education
The First Asia-Pacific Conference on Health Promotion and Education, organized by the IUHPE/NPWP and the Japanese Society of Health Education and Promotion (JSHEP) and chaired by Professor Takashi Muto (member of IUHPE Board of Trustee and executive member of JSHEP), took place on July 18 - 20, 2009 in Japan.
Several Committees were established to develop the Conference program: the Scientific Committee, the Finance and Fund raising Committee, the Public Relations committee, and the Local Administrative Committee.
"Keynote Speeches" addressed evidence-based health promotion, health promoting school, healthy cities project, equity, and Asia-Pacific perspective, whilst "Main symposia" addressed issues around health promoting schools, workers and health promotion, and healthy aging.
For further information, please visit the Conference website: http://www.dokkyomed.ac.jp/dep-m/pub/apac.html,
3rd General Assembly of IUHPE/NPWP
The third General Assembly the Northern Part of the Western Pacific of the IUHPE was held on July 18, 2009, during the first Asia-Pacific Conference on Health Promotion and Education.
The facilitation of the inter-relationship of the individuals, groups and organizations concerning health promotion and health education
Liaison Office of Japan
The Liaison Office of Japan was established with Dr Kanko Okada as president and Dr Hiroshi Fukuda as vice-president.
Among other, this liaison office is responsible for:
Disseminating information on the activities of IUHPE/NPWP;
Creating and updating the Conference home page;
Sharing information and news on the IUHPE and IUHPE/NPWP to appropriate academic societies;
Supporting the program development of the 20th IUHPE World Conference on Health Promotion and Health Education.
Liaison Office of Korea
Thanks to Dr Eun Woo Nam, the Liaison Office of Korea was created. It is presided by Dr Seung-duk Ko awith the support of Dr Heui Sug Jo, Vice-President of the office.
Liaison Office of Hong Kong (Pearl River Region)
The office was established in 2002 by Prof. Albert Lee to facilitate the development of IUHPE membership in the Chinese community, particularly in the Southern part of China (Pan Pearl River Region).
The Office is currently working on Youth Risk Behavioral Surveillance in different parts of the Chinese region. It collaborates with the Indiana University (USA) to compare results with several cities in the US.
The Office has been rewarded a grant to conduct a survey to develop Self Evaluation Tool for Health Promoting Schools in Hong Kong.
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.
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