GWG on Salutogenesis

What is the Salutogenic orientation?

Salutogenesis is a concept originally developed by Aaron Antonovsky (1979, 1987). In the broadest sense, salutogenesis refers to a scholarly orientation focusing attention on the study of the origins of health, instead of the origins of disease. In essence, salutogenesis is concerned with positive health, creating coherent living environments, strengthening socio-ecological health resources as well as strengthening the sense of coherence of individuals and groups. As all these aspects well align with the orientation of health promotion, salutogenesis has become a guiding theory for the field of health promotion (see Handbook of Salutogenesis).

 

Background and Organisation

The Global Working Group was established in 2007 at the IUHPE General Assembly, in Vancouver, Canada – to advance and promote the science of salutogenesis within health promotion.

The Global Working Group on Salutogenesis (GWG-SAL) is an international and interdisciplinary group with the following membership: the group consist of up to 20 members representing different world regions and research areas of salutogenesis. Members are elected by this group for a period of 5 years (repeated elections possible). It is responsible for implementing the action plan of the GWG-Sal.

To broaden the reach of Salutogenesis within and beyond the field of health promotion, the GWG-SAL founded the Society for Theory and Research on Salutogenesis STARS as a transdisciplinary platform for scientific exchange between researchers in the field of salutogenesis. The society is a bridge between the International Union for Health Promotion and Education's (IUHPE) Global Working Group on Salutogenesis (GWG), and the broader scientific community working in areas other than health promotion. STARS welcomes anyone with an interest in the science of salutogenesis! register here!

 

 

Mission

Ø  To advance and promote the science of salutogenesis (philosophy, theory, methodology, evidence) and thus to contribute to the scientific base of health promotion and of the IUHPE

 

Objectives

Along with the general aims of the GWG of the IUHPE, the GWG-Sal pursues the following objectives:

  • salutogenesis-related agenda-setting for, within and beyond the IUHPE;

  • contribution of the salutogenic approach to the IUHPE and other scientific programs;

  • engage with key (regional) research fields and stakeholders for capacity building regarding salutogenesis.

 

Working principles

  • Considering principles of the Ottawa Charter

  • Inclusiveness regarding regions, gender, age etc.

  • Coherent work plan: comprehensible, manageable, meaningful for GWG members

  • Voluntary engagement through joyful experience

  • Feasibility: link meetings of GWG-Sal to related health promotion conferences

 

If you like to know more about or get involved in any of the below activities, please contact the Chair of the GWG-Sal: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

  1. Found a “Society for Theory and Research on Salutogenesis” STARS: Provide a trans-disciplinary platform for exchange between researchers in the field of salutogenesis. STARS reaches out to researchers beyond the field of health promotion who can contribute new approaches and new areas of application of salutogenesis. The GWG-Sal acts as a bridge between this society and the IUHPE and is responsible for its activities. Founded in 2017. Contact: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 

  2. Organize the 6. International Conference on Salutogenesis – advancing Salutogenesis towards thriving societies, University of Zurich, Switzerland, April 14-15 2020. Contact: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

  3. Contribute to scientific conferences and seminars related to salutogenesis:

    1. Biannual International Forum of Health Promotion Research 2016, 2018, 2020. Contact: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

    2. IUHPE European Health Promotion Research Network & Conference Trondheim 2018; NN 2020; Contact: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

    3. IUHPE Global Health Promotion Conference New Zealand 2019. (pre-conference research seminar, sub-plenary salutogenesis – a global perspective, further symposia) Contact: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

  4. Write a position paper on advancing the concept of Salutogenesis: published in Health Promotion International:  https://doi.org/10.1093/heapro/daz057

  5. Compile a second edition of the Handbook of Salutogenesis. Editors:  Maurice B. Mittelmark (corresponding); Georg F. Bauer; Bengt Lindstrom; Jurgen M. Pelikan; Shifra Sagy; Monica Eriksson; Lenneke Vaandrager; Claudia Meier Magistretti. Contact: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

  6. Organize annual meetings of the GWG-Sal

  7. Provide up-dated information on the website of GWG-Sal: please send news regarding Salutogenesis to the Chair of the GWG-Sal This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

Chair

Georg Bauer, Switzerland This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 

 

HQ

Center of Salutogenesis, Division Public & Organizational Health, Institute for Epidemiology, Biostatistics and Prevention, University of Zurich, Switzerland

 

Membership

 

  Name Institution / area of expertise

Bauer, Georg F. (chair)

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Switzerland
Center of Salutogenesis, 
Division Public & Organizational Health, 
Institute EBPI,
University of Zurich

www.ebpi.uzh.ch

 

Antonovsky, Avishai

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Israel
Department of Mental Health at the Medical Corps
of the Israeli Defense Forces, Ramat-Gan

 

Bakibinga, Pauline

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Kenya
African population and health research center

www.aphrc.org

 

Contu, Paulo

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Italy
Department of Public health, clinical
and molecular Medicine, University of Cagliari

www.unica.it


 

Arveklev-Höglund, Susanna

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Gunnarsdóttir, Hrafnhildur

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Sweden
Center of Salutogenesis, University West,
Trollhättan

www.gu.se

 

   

Juvinya, Dolors

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Spain
Universitat de Girona;
Ibro-Latin network of Sal;
edited the Spanish and Katalan HHG
 

www.udg.edu/catedrapromociosalut

 

Downe, Soo

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UK
School of Community Health and Midwifery,
University of Central Lancashire
 

www.uclan.ac.uk

www.eubithresearch.eu

   

Lindström, Bengt

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Norway
Center for Health Promotion Research,
Norwegian University of Science and Technology,
Trondheim

www.ntnu.edu

   

Mana, Adi

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Israel
School of Behavioural Sciences,
Peres Academic Center
(senior lecturer)

www.researchgate.net/profile/Adi_mana2

 

Maass, Ruca

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Norway
Center for Health Promotion Research,
Norwegian Univerity of Science and Technology,
Trondheim

www.ntnu.edu

 

Meier Magistretti, Claudia

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Switzerland
Lucerne School of Social Work
Institute of Social Pedagogy and Education

https://www.hslu.ch

   

Mittelmark, Maurice 

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Norway
Department of Health Promotion and Development,
University of Bergen
www.uib.no/personer/maurice.mittelmark

 

Nunes, Luis Saboga

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Portugal
Escola Nacional de Saúde Pública,
Universidade NOVA de Lisboa

www.soz.univie.ac.atwww.lbihpr.lbg.ac.at

 

Pelikan, Jürgen

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Austria
Institute of Sociology, University of Vienna

www.soz.univie.ac.atwww.lbihpr.lbg.ac.at

 

Roy, Mathieu

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Canada
Centre de recherche du CHUS, Sherbrooke
(Québec)
French-Canadian NW Salutogenesis;
french HHG

http://cr.chus.qc.ca/axes/
sante-population/chercheurs/mathieu-roy/

 
   

Sagy, Shifra

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Israel
Martin Springer Center of Conflict Studies,
Ben-Gurion University of the Negevb, Beer-Sheva

www.bgu.ac.il/mscs

 

Shorey, Shefaly

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Singapore
Alice Lee Center for Nursing Studies,
Yong Lo Lin School of Medicine
www.medicine.nus.edu.sg/nursing/
research/introduction.html
 

 

Srour, Anan

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Israel
Director of Educational Psychological services
in East Jerusalem and Lecturer in Child
Clinical Psychology, School of Education,
Hebrew University of Jerusalem
https://new.huji.ac.il/en/page/477

Vaandrager, Lenneke

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(Maria Koelen)

Netherlands
Department of Social Sciences,

Health and Society, Wageningen University

www.wur.nl/hso

     

 

 

Conference 2020:
Conference Information

 
Conference 2019:

 

 


23rd IUHPE World Conference on Health Promotion,
7 - 11 April 2019, Rotorua, Aotearoa New Zealand

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Conference 2018:

 

10th IUHPE European Conference and International Forum for Health Promotion research:
September  23rd - 27th 2018, Trondheim, Norway
https://www.ntnu.no/blogger/healthpromotion/category/conferences/

 


 
Activities 2017:

Symposium and Launch

 

September 8, 2017, University of Zurich

 

Center of Salutogenesis - about the origin of positive health

 

Program

Symposium Zurich Program

 

 For details and registration, please contact: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

New Center of Salutogenesis at the University of Zurich

On September 8 2017 the University of Zurich founds the Center of Salutogenesis with support by a private foundation. The Center aims for the scientific advancement and dissemination of Salutogenesis.

The Center is part of the Division Public and Organizational Health of the Epidemiology, Biostatistics and Prevention Institute of the Faculties of Medicine and Sciences. The chair of the center is Georg Bauer.

 

More information:

Center of Salutogenesis


 

Conference

January 24, 2017, Ben-Gurion University of the Negev, Beer-Sheva, Israel

 

Salutogenesis: The Journey from its Origins at the Faculty of Health Sciences at Ben-Gurion University of the Negev to a Global Movement

 

Program

http://in.bgu.ac.il/en/humsos/MartinSpringer/Site%20Assets/Pages/default/invitation-jan2017.pdf

 

For details and registration, please contact Sharón Benheim, Martin Springer Center for Conict Studies: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

Future directions for the concept of salutogenesis: a position article
G F Bauer M Roy P Bakibinga P Contu S Downe M Eriksson G A Espnes B B Jensen D Juvinya Canal B Lindström A Mana M B Mittelmark A R Morgan J M Pelikan L Saboga-Nunes S Sagy S Shorey L Vaandrager H F Vinje
Health Promotion International, daz057, https://doi.org/10.1093/heapro/daz057
Published: 20 June 2019
 
The Handbook on Salutogenesis, compiling the work of 80 global authors.
It is an open source publication, available for free download at: http://link.springer.com/book/10.1007%2F978-3-319-04600-6