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IUHPE 70: Celebrating 70 years of advancing global health promotion


IUHPE commemorates an important anniversary in 2021, marking 70 years since its foundation. We will celebrate the leadership role played by IUHPE in shaping global developments through strategic actions on progressing health promotion policy, practice and research in collaboration with our global network of members and partners. We invite you to join us in this celebration!

This is a significant milestone in the life of the organization. It affords an important opportunity to reflect on the advances made in health promotion globally over the last 70 years and to advance debate and dialogue on future directions. The 70th anniversary also provides a strategic space to consider how we can expand the reach of the organization and ensure that it is well positioned to provide strategic leadership in advancing health promotion over the next 70 years. We will continue to advocate for the strengthening of health promotion systems that lead to enabling structures, processes and enhanced capacity for the implementation of health promotion.

In celebrating the 70th anniversary, there are a range of activities planned over this year, including a webinar series, regional celebratory events and conferences, and a special publication of Global Health Promotion. Learn more about the 11th IUHPE European Regional Conference “Health Promotion: Transformative action in a changing Europe” (15-16 June 2021), the special anniversary event taking place on its second day (see below), and the 6th International Conference on Salutogenesis “Advancing Salutogenesis towards thriving Societies” (17-18 June 2021).

Information on all the anniversary activities is available below. Click on the title of the event!


IUHPE 70 - Share your message!

IUHPE would like to invite you to send us a message in whatever format you wish: a short reflection, a photo of an event, a video testimonial, or a happy birthday song! 

Share with us your memories of IUHPE or your wishes for our future together advancing health promotion by posting on our collaborative space. Click here and learn more on how to participate.


WEBINAR SERIES: Participate in discussions with IUHPE board members, IUHPE Global Working groups, and networks

The IUHPE 70 webinar series aims to celebrate this significant milestone for our organisation by sharing timely and relevant knowledge for the global health promotion community and the rest of society, and to both draw attention and call for collective and individual action on current global challenges.


All past webinars are available for later viewing on our YouTube channel. Our last session was on "The Way Forward for Health Promotion: the case of Health Literacy and Covid-19" with  Dr. Andrew Pleasant, Prof. Gill Rowlands, Prof Diane Levin-Zamir, Dr. Susie Sykes and Dr. Orkan Okan.



16 June 2021, 8 a.m. EST | 2 p.m. CET
IUHPE as a Catalyst for Transformative Health Promotion Action (Event at IUHPE Euro Conference). Click here to learn more.

July 2021
Sustainable cities for improving health equity, org. by IUHPE Global Working Group on Social Determinants of Health
Moderator: Dr. Ankur Singh. Speakers: Prof. Hannah Badland, Ms. Sume Ndumbe-Eyoh, Dr. Priya Balasubramanian, Dr. Gerry Eijkemans.

2 September 2021, 8 a.m. EST | 2 p.m. CET
How Healthy Settings Provide Opportunities for Collective and Individual Responses to Current Global Challenges, org. by IUHPE Global Working Group on Healthy Settings
Moderator: Ms. Marilyn Rice. Speakers: Prof. Marc Dooris; Prof. Albert Lee, Mrs Irma Brito, Dr. Michelle Baybutt

7 October 2021, 10 a.m. EST | 4 p.m. CET
Promoting population mental health and wellbeing, org. by IUHPE Global Working Group on Mental Health Promotion
Moderator: Prof. Margaret Barry. Speakers: Prof. Janet Fanslow, Dr Aleisha Clarke, Dr Miranda Novak

November 2021
TBA, org. by IUHPE Global Working Group Health Impact Assessment

6 December 2021, 8:30 p.m. EST | 7 December 2021, 12:30 p.m. AEDT
A 70-70 vision for health promotion and the health of the planet and humanity, org. by IUHPE Global Working Group on Waiora Planetary Health
Moderator: Sione Tu'itahi. Speakers: Professor Tony Capon, Dr Trevor Hancock


IUHPE 70 Celebratory Event: IUHPE as a catalyst for transformative health promotion action, 16th June 2021 


11th IUHPE European Conference on Health Promotion and 6th International Conference on SalutogenesiS, 15-18 june 2021


Global Health Promotion - Visioning the Future of Health Promotion: Learning from the past, shaping the future