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Collecting the evidence

GPHPE Monograph Volume I: a symposium in a book

The most significant area of progress for the GPHPE to date has been that of the completion of a book, the first in a GPHPE series, which is comprised of 23 chapters from 55 contributors representing 6 continents who have come together to analyse major programmes around the world and evaluate their effectiveness.

Global Perspectives on Health Promotion Effectiveness (ISBN: 978-0-387-70973-4) is a document with 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.

The GPHPE took on the challenge public health professionals face to prove that programmes are worthwhile and that interventions make an impact by compiling reflection and critical thinking on crucial issues, such as:

 

GPHPE Monograph Volume II: a focus on "how to"

The development of volume II of the series, concentrated on the processes and contexts for moving from evidence to effectiveness.

The GPHPE Volume II is a two part document:

1) A framing document which is constructed of chapters invited for submission from key network and specific individual professionals who will address specific areas very practically in terms of looking at:

Chapters in the framing document are organised under the following six sections:

 

2) A workbook document with concrete examples from practice collected through a call for case studies and published in the IUHPE journal Global Health Promotion.

The objective is to build capacity of practitioners to be reflexive about how they use and integrate evaluation results into the planning and implementation of population health interventions. The GPHPE has initiated a collection process to seek case studies which reflect and demonstrate how research evidence derived from epidemiological studies, evaluation research and/or research synthesis and meta-analysis is used and translated to address health challenges locally with the aim of creating a body of experience and practical examples on how empirical evidence informs health promotion policy and practice.

 

Regional programmes

The GPHPE has experienced noticeable growth of activity on the regional project level in the lower-income regions such as Africa, Latin America and South East Asia. The attached table presents five major accomplishments of each region; these were selected compiled by the regions and range in type from publications, to presentations, to seminars or other meetings.