IUHPE's official journal, Global Health Promotion, is recruiting a new Editor-in-Chief, with a starting date of April 1, 2019.

Roles and Responsibilities: The Editor-in-Chief is responsible for the content of the journal and defining the publication standards. The position of Editor-in-Chief is a voluntary one and while no remuneration is provided, reasonable expenses incurred will be covered. The Editor-in-Chief works closely with the Managing Editor, employed by the IUHPE, based at the School of Public Health of the Université de Montréal. Since the work is completed using web-based software, the Editor-in-Chief can work from any location in the world. 

To apply, please submit your complete academic CV and letter of interest by September 17, 2018.

For more information on the position and the application process, please read the full description.


La Revue scientifique de l'UIPES recrute un nouveau rédacteur ou une nouvelle rédactrice en chef. Le poste est à pourvoir le 1er avril 2019.

Rôles et Responsabilités : Le rédacteur ou la rédactrice en chef est responsable du contenu de la Revue et définit les normes de publication. Ce poste est bénévole et ne donne droit à aucune rémunération. Toutefois les dépenses raisonnables encourues dans l’exercice de cette fonction sont couvertes. Le rédacteur ou la rédactrice en chef travaille en étroite collaboration avec la Coordonnatrice éditoriale de la Revue, employée par l’UIPES. Etant donné que toutes les tâches liées à la production de la revue sont réalisées en utilisant un logiciel en ligne, le rédacteur ou la rédactrice en chef peut travailler de n’importe quel endroit de la planète. 

Pour soumettre votre candidature, vous devez envoyer un CV académique complet et une lettre de motivation avant le 17 septembre 2018.

Vous pouvez obtenir plus d’information sur ce poste et le processus de soumission des candidatures en lisant la description complète


June 2018


The International Union for Health Promotion and Education (IUHPE) is delighted to welcome and endorse the Global Action Plan on Physical Activity 2018-2030 More Active People for a Healthier World.  The comprehensive plan was launched in Portugal on Monday 4 June 2018 co-hosted by WHO and the Ministry of Health of Portugal and the Portuguese Football Federation with attendance of the Prime Minister of Portugal and the Director General of WHO.



The launch of this Global Action Plan on Physical Activity (GAPPA) is a most significant development for global physical activity and marks the achievement of a key IUHPE advocacy goal.    


The action plan was developed over the past year with input from around the world, including from the IUHPE Executive Board. The consultation has been broad, including all regions and representation from across all sectors of government, civil society, non-state actors, private sector, research and the academic community. The development was initiated following the request of countries at WHA 70 in May 2017, led by Thailand, for more leadership and a road map on effective national policy to increase levels of participation in physical activity. 


The core structure is the achievement of 4 objectives through 20 action areas with specific policy and roles recommended for government and stakeholders 


The 4 objectives are Active Environments, Active People, Active Systems and Active Society which are mutually reinforcing and support countries to achieve access to safe and enabling environments and to diverse and equitable opportunities to be physically active for all people in their daily lives. 

The IUHPE applauds this important policy development. IUHPE Vice President for Partnerships Trevor Shilton said "These measures present a new way of tackling the promotion of physical activity in an equitable way through a whole of system of approach".  He added, ".. it is about providing supportive environments and settings that make it easier for all people to be more active, regardless of age, ability and income, in ways they can enjoy.  It focuses attention and the need for action on the causes of why so many people are less active – and these are cultural, environmental and economic as well as individual factors." 

The initiative recognises the multiple benefits of more active societies including improved individual and community health, mental health as well as significant contribution to the social, cultural, environmental and economic development of all nations. 


The Global Action Plan on Physical Activity will make a significant contribution to both the UN NCD Targets and the UN Sustainable Development Goals. 


The action plan is available from the WHO website at  


The IUHPE encourages all members to advocate strongly for the plan and we call on all Member States to commit to equitable implementation through funded National Physical Activity Action Plans that embrace each of the GAPPA's 4 objectives of Active Environments, Active People, Active Systems and Active Society. 


June 2018


El programa científico de lo evento se elaborará en torno al tema “Objetivos del desarrollo sostenible y promoción de la salud en el siglo XXI: Ampliando conexiones”.


Creemos que será una excelente oportunidad para lograr un mayor conocimiento e interacción entre profesionales de diferentes áreas de la Promoción de la Salud.



1er Plazo

2do Plazo

3er Plazo

Envío de trabajos hasta el




Resultado hasta el





El resumen deberá estar redactado en Portugués o Español y ser enviado a través de la página web del evento hasta la fecha límite para sometimiento de trabajo científico según la tabla anterior. No se admitirán resúmenes enviados por correo electrónico o que no atiendan a la normativa establecida.

El resumen deberá contener una breve introducción del tema investigado, objetivos claramente definidos y justificados, descripción de la metodología y diseño empleados, breve presentación de los resultados y conclusiones. La calidad de la redacción del texto será evaluada para la aceptación del trabajo.

Para obtener más información acerca de esta conferencia y cómo presentar un resumen, consulte la convocatoria completa.

Descuentos de hasta 50% en las inscripciones realizadas hasta 30 de abril de 2018.




On March 19, a proposal of a resolution was submitted to the Belgian Parliament in which the Parliament requested the Belgian Federal Government to establish an action plan to significantly improve the health literacy of Belgians.


The proposal, which was submitted by three MPs from three different parties, requests the Federal Government :

  1. to develop a health literacy strategy, both for citizens and for health care providers, with a particular focus on groups whose health literacy is very low, and including the formulation of a health target related to health literacy;
  2. to set up a working group on health literacy that brings together all actors involved together with experts from the health sector and from other sectors (health care providers, health insurance funds, experience experts, pharmaceutical industry ...) to collaborate in setting up a national strategy, to monitor and evaluate the implementation of the strategy, to identify possible obstacles and new challenges, to suggest solutions and adjustments when necessary, with the aim to achieve the health literacy target;
  3. to draw the attention of healthcare providers to the importance of health literacy using specific training, exchange of good practices, and other actions;
  4. to focus actions on health literacy not only on the transmission of knowledge, but to also work towards the development of other skills, such as communication, critical thinking, motivational and social support, and  coaching;
  5. to consider, upon the implementation of programs to enhance health literacy, the possibility to make learning more visual and more interactive, both for the education of individuals and for groups;
  6. to develop actions to promote health literacy starting from the needs of patients and groups patients with deficiencies in this area, and to align communication strategies on the skills and means available to these patients or groups of patients;
  7. to develop a health literacy index to  map the health literacy of the Belgian population, paying particular attention to more vulnerable groups.

In the background document for the resolution, explicit reference is made to the work on health literacy by members of the IUHPE Global Working Group on Health Literacy and to policy developments in other countries. A first discussion of the Proposal by the Parliament took place on May 29, 2018.


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The Call for Abstracts is now open for the 23rd IUHPE World Conference on Health Promotion, being held in Rotorua, New Zealand from 7 – 11 April 2019. 

Submit Your Abstract


We are pleased to offer eight formats for abstract submission and encourage participatory, collaborative and non-traditional submissions.

For more information on the Abstract Submission process, please visit the World Conference website.

The deadline to submit an abstract is Friday, 31 August 2018.

Keep up to date by following the conference:

L'appel à la soumission de résumés de présentation est ouvert pour la 23ème Conférence mondiale de l'UIPES sur la Promotion de la Santé qui se tiendra à Rotorua, en Nouvelle-Zélande, du 7 au 11 avril 2019.

Submit Your Abstract


Huit formats différents de soumission des résumés sont proposés. Les formats de séances participatives, collaboratives et non traditionnelles seront choisis en priorité au cours du processus de sélection.

Pour connaître les instructions sur la manière de soumettre un résumé ainsi que l'ensemble des lignes directrices, visitez le site Web de la Conférence mondiale.

La date limite pour soumettre un résumé est le vendredi 31 août 2018.

Restez informé en suivant la conférence :

Se ha abierto la convocatoria para el envío de resúmenes para su presentaciónen la 23ª Conferencia Mundial de Promoción de la Salud de la UIPES, que se celebrará en Rotorua, Nueva Zelanda, del 7 al 11 de abril de 2019.

Submit Your Abstract


Ofrecemos ocho tipos de formato de presentación. En el proceso de selección se dará prioridad a las sesiones de formato participativo y colaborador.

Para leer todas las instrucciones para el envío de resúmenes, visite la página web de la Conferencia.

El plazo para el envío de resúmenes finaliza el viernes 31 de agosto de 2018

Manténgase al día y síganos:


The deadline for abstract submission was extended to 1 April 2018, but don’t wait to send your contribution to scientific knowledge and discussion on this important domain!

Publication and dissemination to coincide with the 23rd IUHPE World Conference on Health Promotion which will take place in Rotorua, Aotearoa /New-Zealand, on April 7-11, 2019. 

To learn more about this supplement issue and how to submit an abstract, click here to read the full call.

La fecha límite para el envío de resúmenes se ha ampliado al 1 de abril de 2018, pero los invitamos a enviar sus contribuciones lo antes posible y así participar en la discusión científica de este importante tema.

La difusión de esta publicación se llevará a cabo durante la  23ª Conferencia mundial de Promoción de la Salud de la UIPES en Rotorua, Aotearoa /Nueva Zelanda, del 7 al 11 de abril de 2019.

Para obtener más información acerca de este suplemento y cómo presentar un resumen, consulte la convocatoria completa.

La période de soumission des articles est prolongée jusqu'au 1er avril, mais n'attendez pas pour soumettre votre résumé et contribuer aux connaissances scientifiques et à la discussion dans ce domaine important.

La publication et la diffusion de ce numéro coïncideront avec la tenue de la 23ème Conférence mondiale de l’UIPES sur la Promotion de la Santé qui aura lieu à Rotorua, Aotearoa /Nouvelle Zélande, du 7 au 11 avril 2019. 

Si vous souhaitez en savoir plus sur ce numéro hors-série et comment vous pouvez soumettre un résumé d’article, veuillez lire en détail la totalité de l’appel.


 La versión en español sigue a continuación | La version française suit ci-dessous

Supplement Issue on Indigenous Health promotion
"Whenua Ora: Healthy Lands, Healthy Peoples"

Guest Editors:

Dr. Heather Castleden 

Canada Research Chair in Reconciling Relations for Health, Environments, and Communities, Queen’s University, Canada.

Dr. Debbie Martin

Canada Research Chair in Indigenous Health and Wellbeing, Dalhousie University, Canada.

Dr. Mihi Ratima

Director, Taumata Associates, New Zealand. 

As part of a project developed in collaboration with, and supported by, the Public Health Agency of Canada, the International Union for Health Promotion and Education (IUHPE) will develop, publish and broadly disseminate a Supplement Issue of its Journal Global Health Promotion (GHP) on Indigenous Health Promotion. 

While the link between healthy lands and healthy people has been known, embodied, and taught in Indigenous contexts for hundreds of generations, the arrival of the European settler population (1600s onward) in the Americas from Turtle Island (North America) through Central and South America, Australia, and  Aotearoa /New Zealand (and elsewhere) brought about rapid deterioration in the health status of Indigenous peoples due in large part to environmental dispossession and colonial/racist policies and practices. In spite of this, Indigenous peoples remain resilient, hopeful, and strong in their efforts to reclaim, protect, and heal their relationships to the land, however different those relationships may look today across different jurisdictions. With this in mind, we are pleased to solicit scholarly original papers under the theme of “Whenua Ora: Healthy Lands, Healthy Peoples” to form the contents of this Supplement issue. 

Publication and dissemination to coincide with the 23rd IUHPE World Conference on Health Promotion which will take place in Rotorua, Aotearoa /New-Zealand, on April 7-11, 2019. 


To learn more about this supplement issue and how to submit an abstract, click here to read the full call.



Submission deadline: 20 March 2018

Acceptance deadline: 10 April 2018

Online submission of full article: By 1 July 2018

Publication: March 2019


Suplemento sobre Promoción de la Salud de los Pueblos Indígenas 
"Whenua Ora: Tierras saludables, pueblos saludables"

Redactores invitados:

Dra. Heather Castleden 

Titular, cátedra canadiense de investigación sobre la armonización de las relaciones por la salud, entornos y comunidades, Universidad de Queen, Canadá.

Dra. Debbie Martin

Titular, cátedra canadiense de investigación sobre salud y bienestar de los pueblos indígenas, Universidad de Dalhousie, Canadá.

Dra. Mihi Ratima

Directora, Taumata Asociados, Nueva Zelanda. 

La Unión Internacional de Promoción de la Salud y de Educación para la Salud (UIPES) elaborará, publicará y divulgará ampliamente un suplemento de su revista Global Health Promotion (GHP) dedicado a la Promoción de la salud de los pueblos indígenas. La publicación forma parte de un proyecto desarrollado en colaboración con la Agencia de Salud Pública de Canadá, de la cual ha recibido además su apoyo. 

Si bien a lo largo de cientos de generaciones se ha conocido, consagrado y enseñado el vínculo existente entre la salud de un territorio y la de los pueblos que lo habitan, la llegada de la población europea (a partir de 1600) al continente americano y su asentamiento desde Turtle Island (América del Norte) a América Central y del Sur, Australia y Aotearoa/Nueva Zelanda (y otros lugares) provocó el rápido deterioro del estado de salud de los pueblos indígenas, debido en gran parte a que fueron desalojados de sus entornos naturales y a las políticas y prácticas coloniales y racistas. A pesar de ello, los pueblos indígenas mantienen su resiliencia, su esperanza y su fortaleza en su empeño por reclamar, proteger y sanar sus relaciones con la tierra, por muy diferentes que éstas puedan parecer si comparamos unos y otros territorios. Con esto en mente, nos complace solicitar trabajos académicos originales sobre el tema “Whenua Ora: Tierras saludables, pueblos saludables” que integrarán el contenido de este suplemento de nuestra revista. 

La difusión de esta publicación se llevará a cabo durante la  23ª Conferencia mundial de Promoción de la Salud de la UIPES en Rotorua, Aotearoa /Nueva Zelanda, del 11 al 17 de abril de 2019.


Para obtener más información acerca de este suplemento y cómo presentar un resumen, consulte  la convocatoria completa.



Plazo límite de envío: 20 de marzo de 2018

Plazo límite para la aceptación: 10 de abril de 2018

Envío online del artículo completo: Antes del 1 de julio de 2018

Publicación: marzo de 2019



Numéro hors-série sur la promotion de la santé des populations autochtones
« Whenua Ora : territoires en santé, peuples en santé »

Rédacteurs invités :

Dre Heather Castleden 

Chaire de recherche du Canada en harmonisation des relations pour la santé, les environnements et les collectivités, Université de Queen, Canada.

Dre Debbie Martin

Chaire de recherche du Canada en santé et bien-être des autochtones, Université de Dalhousie, Canada.

Dre Mihi Ratima

Directrice, Taumata Associates, Nouvelle Zélande. 

Cette publication fait partie d’un projet réalisé par l’Union internationale de Promotion de la Santé et d’Éducation pour la Santé en collaboration avec l’Agence de Santé publique du Canada, et soutenu financièrement par cet organisme. Entre autres activités, il est prévu de produire, publier et largement diffuser un numéro hors-série de la revue de l’UIPES Global Health Promotion (GHP) sur la promotion de la santé des populations autochtones. 

Alors que les liens qui unissent des territoires en santé et des populations en santé sont connus et transmis depuis des siècles et des siècles, génération après génération, par les populations autochtones, et font partie intégrante de leur contexte, l’arrivée des colons européens dans les Amériques à partir des années 1600, depuis l’Île de la Tortue, en Amérique du Nord, jusqu’en Amérique centrale et du Sud, en Australie, en Aotearoa/Nouvelle-Zélande et ailleurs, a entraîné une détérioration rapide de l’état de santé des populations autochtones due en grande partie à la dépossession de leur environnement, et à des politiques et pratiques coloniales et racistes. Malgré cela, les populations autochtones restent résilientes, pleines d’espoir et fermes dans leurs efforts pour guérir des blessures passées, récupérer et protéger leurs relations à la terre, quoique ces relations puissent sembler différentes en fonction des différents pays et juridictions. 

En ayant tout ceci à l’esprit, nous avons le plaisir de solliciter la soumission d’articles académiques originaux sur le thème « Whenua Ora : Healthy Lands, Healthy Peoples » (Territoires en santé, Peuples en santé) pour former le contenu de ce numéro hors-série.

La publication et la diffusion de ce numéro coïncideront avec la tenue de la 23ème Conférence mondiale de l’UIPES sur la Promotion de la Santé qui aura lieu à Rotorua, Aotearoa /Nouvelle Zélande, du 7 au 11 avril 2019.


Si vous souhaitez en savoir plus sur ce numéro hors-série et comment vous pouvez soumettre un résumé d’article, veuillez lire en détail la totalité de l’appel



Date limite de soumission d’un résumé : 20 mars 2018

Acceptation 10 avril 2018

Soumission en ligne de l’article complet : 1er juillet 2018 au plus tard

Publication: mars 2019



Why physical activity must be included in the Draft WHO Global Program of Work 2019-2023 and its Impact Framework

Advocacy letter signatories


IUHPE co-signed an advocacy letter calling for the inclusion of physical activity in the WHO GPW 2019-2023 and endorsing the inclusion of a physical activity target in the GPW Impact Framework


Read the full letter.


Excerpt: “Inclusion of physical activity in the WHO GPW 2019-2023 and its explicit inclusion in the Impact Framework is essential to advance the WHO Global Action Plan on NCDs, the new Draft Global Action Plan on Physical Activity (to be considered by the WHO General Assembly in May 2018), and the contribution by WHO to the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals.

The world is ready and willing to embrace a global action plan on physical activity. It looks to WHO to take the lead. It is time to capitalize on progress made so far and achieve real change in reducing physical inactivity through its inclusion as a central component of the WHO 2019-2023 agenda.

The undersigned agencies remain prepared to assist to this end.”


IUHPE also supported, together with NCD Alliance and the International Society for Physical Activity and Health (ISPAH), the statement submitted by the Union for International Cancer Control (UICC) concerning agenda item 4.2 Physical activity for health of the 142th session of the WHO Executive Board meeting.


Read it here.

January 2018


The scientific program of the Conference will be developed around the theme “Implementing Health Promotion in the Life Course - User Involvement in Practice and Research.” The conference aims to strengthen the role of health promotion in Europe as a source of innovative practices that are based on solid evidence by gathering health promotion practitioners, researchers and policy makers.

The conference welcomes abstracts for oral presentations, workshops and poster presentations in areas and settings such as local communities, work life, health services as well as schools, education and upbringing. Abstract submission is now open. Deadline for submission is 1 April 2018.

The conference is jointly organized by the IUHPE and the Center for Health Promotion Research at the Norwegian University for Science and Technology (NTNU-CHPR). For more information, visit the conference’s website or download the conference flyer.



December 2017


The 22nd IUHPE World Conference on Health Promotion, held in Curitiba from May 22 to 26, 2016, received last December 1st, the Ambassador of Curitiba Award, offered by the Curitiba and Region Convention & Visitors Bureau – CCVB and Municipal Institute of Tourism of Curitiba.

The Ambassador of Curitiba Award aims to recognize institutions that promoted events in the city, which, in addition to generating positive economic impacts, have developed from differentiated proposals aligned with the image of the city.

This edition of the IUHPE World Conference on Health Promotion brought together around 3,000 participants from 65 countries, who discussed the theme Promoting Health and Equity. The recognition of urban changes and the strengthening of emerging voices in people's life contexts was the basis for discussing ways to achieve sustainable and healthy development through intersectoral actions. Strategies such as Health in All Policies and the building of Healthy Cities have been highlighted as a means to promote the commitment of all citizens to health and equity.

The organization of the event involved more than 250 people, representatives of governmental and non-governmental institutions, universities and the private sector, linked in 5 national and international committees.

The Award was received by the general organizer of the event, Simone Tetu Moysés, Solena Kusma, the IUHPE Brazilian representative, and Tânia Maria dos Santos Pires, representative of the Municipal Health Secretariat of Curitiba, as well as Claudia Schneck de Jesus, general secretary of the Conference’s organization committees.


Read this Conference’s  key legacy document – the Curitiba Statement – based on the submissions from conference participants it takes the form of 21 recommendations.

December 2017


The IUHPE inaugurated its new international Secretariat in Montreal, located at the School of Public Health of the Université de Montréal (ESPUM). The organization's headquarters will stay in Paris, France, even if its support team works from Canada.

Benefiting from the combined efforts of the Université de Montréal, ESPUM, Montreal International and its partners, the Executive Board of the IUHPE decided to establish its international secretariat in Montreal, highlighting the importance of the role of the Quebecois metropolis in the global health network. As an international non-governmental organization, the IUHPE is unique in the field of public health due to its global scope, the diversity of its expertise in the fields of research, practices and policy development and its ability to work in several languages. The IUHPE brings together people and institutions from around the world dedicated to the different areas of health promotion, including the development and transfer of knowledge, working in partnership, health-promoting environments, social determinants of health, prevention and control of diseases and health risks.   



“Welcoming the IUHPE International Secretariat in Montreal is excellent news for public health in Quebec, Canada and North America. This new proximity to IUHPE international actors will allow a better synergy for future and fruitful collaborations. Montreal is at the crossroads of Francophone, Anglo-Saxon and North American traditions in public health, making it a strategic choice to establish an international organization such as the IUHPE in our territory. This decision will strengthen the role of ESPUM in Quebec, and on the Canadian and international scenes,” explained Professor Réjean Hébert, dean of ESPUM.

“Montreal is home to more than 60 international organizations, the largest community in Canada and North America, just after Washington and New York. The arrival of a flagship organization such as the IUHPE helps to strengthen and promote this unique ecosystem, in addition to positioning the metropolis at the heart of international discussions on public health,” declared Mr. Hubert Bolduc, President and Chief Executive Officer, Montreal International. "We know how strategic international organizations are for Montreal and it is fundamental to support them to see them grow in our metropolis," he added.

“We at the IUHPE are delighted to be opening our new office in Montreal. The support and encouragement we have received from Montreal International, city, province and federal agencies, and the University of Montreal’s ESPUM have been instrumental in our decision to create our secretariat in Canada. With the publication of the Ottawa Charter in 1986, Canada has demonstrated its commitment to and leadership in health promotion, and therefore it makes sense that the IUHPE would set up an office here. We look forward to building on our past links and to forging new ones to take forward global health issues, and, of course, using our network to help colleagues in Montreal, the Province of Quebec and across Canada,” stated Mr. Graham Robertson, President of the Executive Board of the IUHPE.

The inauguration of the International Secretariat of the IUHPE took place in the presence of representatives from the government of Canada, the public health scientific community of Montreal, Quebec and the members of the Executive Board of the IUHPE.


Launch of the fourth edition of the book « Health Promotion in Canada »

On this occasion, illustrating the joint capacity of IUHPE and its Canadian partners to disseminate knowledge, the fourth edition of the book "Health Promotion in Canada" was presented by Ms. Katherine Frohlich. This publication will certainly continue to be a reference in the field to all those working on public health in Canada and elsewhere in the world. The book is published in Canadian Scholars/Women's Press.

About Montreal International 

Created in 1996, Montreal International (MI) is a non-profit organization funded by the private sector, the governments of Quebec and Canada, the Montreal Metropolitan community and the city of Montreal. MI's mandate is to attract foreign investment, international organizations and skilled workers in the metropolitan area by providing them with support services tailored to their needs.



École de santé publique de l’Université de Montréal (ESPUM) is the only institution of its kind in Quebec and a leader in Canada and the French-speaking world. It is a centre of excellence and critical reflection in teaching, research and knowledge translation in all fields of public health. Drawing on scientific knowledge and expertise, ESPUM offers its students high-quality graduate programs. It is also the only French-speaking establishment accredited by the Council on Education for Public Health.


November, 2017

The IUHPE was pleased to be given the opportunity to comment on the WHO Draft Global Action Plan on Physical Activity (GAPPA). The IUHPE submission can be found here. We remain committed and willing to assist in future development of the important processes for the GAPPA, particularly in relation to advocacy, translation and implementation.



The Executive Board of the International Union for Health Promotion and Education (IUHPE) proposes a work plan for the period 2017-2019. Please read here

A Spanish version is available here.



The IUHPE welcomes José Luis Castro to the organization as its newest Global Vice-President for Finance and Internal Control. He was appointed by the IUHPE Executive Board at its meeting on 5th December 2016.

José Luis Castro is the Executive Director of the International Union Against Tuberculosis and Lung Disease. He is also the President and Chief Executive Officer of Vital Strategies, and he serves as the Chair of the NCD Alliance Steering Group.
Mr. Castro brings over 25 years of experience in public health management to the IUHPE. As the Vice President for Finance and Internal Control, he will be working with the President, Vice President for Administration and Executive Director to ensure the development and implementation of systems of internal control to effectively manage the IUHPE’s financial and human resources.

The Curitiba Statement on Health Promotion and Equity is now available for download in English and in Spanish.


The International Union for Health Promotion and Education (IUHPE) is a global, independent and professional network in the field of health promotion. Established in 1951 the IUHPE maintains its commitment to advancing health equity by facilitating knowledge exchange among researchers, practitioners and policy-makers; and by developing and disseminating global knowledge on effective programmes and policies.

Every 3 years the IUHPE hosts a world conference. In May 2016 over 2000 delegates attended the 22nd World Conference on Health Promotion in Curitiba, Brazil.  A key legacy document is the Curitiba Statement: based on the submissions from conference participants it takes the form of 21 recommendations.

The IUHPE Global Working Group on Salutogenesis has released a new publication, The Handbook of Salutogenesis. This book is entirely Open Access and presents an in-depth survey of the field of Salutogenesis.

This publication was edited by Maurice B. Mittelmark (President of the IUHPE 2001-2007, IUHPE Vice President for Communications 2007-2010, and former Editor-in-Chief of the IUHPE's journal Global Health Promotion), Shifra Sagy, Monica Eriksson, Georg F. Bauer (current Chair of the IUHPE GWG-Salutogenesis), Jürgen M. Pelikan, Bengt Lindström (current elected member of the IUHPE Executive Board and former Chair of the IUHPE GWG-Salutogenesis), and Geir Arild Espnes.


Download the eBook at no charge