Please find below a list of articles presenting the background and context to competency based approaches to Health Promotion :

  • Allegrante, J.P., Barry, M.M., Auld, M.E. and Lamarre, M.C. (2012). Galway revisited: tracking global progress in core competencies and quality assurance for health education and health promotion. Health Education and Behavior. 39(6):643-7.

    An update on competency based approaches and quality assurance for Health Promotion since the Galway Consensus Statement (2009).

  • Allegrante, J. P., Barry, M. M., Airhihenbuwa, C. O., Auld, M. E., Collins, J., Lamarre, M. C., et al. (2009). Domains of core competency, standards, and quality assurance for building global capacity in health promotion: The Galway Consensus Conference Statement Health Education and Behavior, 36(3):476-482.

    A report on the Galway Consensus Conference that aimed to promote international collaboration on competency approaches to Health Promotion and Health Education.

  • Barry, M.M., Allegrante J.P., Lamarre, M.C., Auld. M.E. and Taub, A. (2009). The Galway Consensus Conference: international collaboration on the development of core competencies for health promotion and health education Global Health Promotion, 16(2):05-11.

    Describes the Galway Consensus Conference and the Consensus Statement that outlines the core values and principles, common definitions and the eight core domains of competency agreed at the meeting.

  • Barry, M.M. (2008). Capacity building for the future of Health Promotion. Global Health Promotion. 2008 Dec, 15(4):56-8

    Outlines the work plan of the IUHPE Global Vice President for Capacity Building, Education and Training over the period 2007-10 highlighting the need for a trained and competent Health Promotion workforce.

  • Battel-Kirk, B. and Barry, M. (2009). Scoping Study on Health Promotion Workforce Capacity and Education and Training Needs in Low and Middle Income Countries. IUHPE, Paris. 

    Discusses the findings of a scoping study on the capacity for Health Promotion and the priority Health Promotion education and training needs in Low and Middle Income Countries (LMICs).

  • De Castro Freire, S.B., Costongs, C., and Hagard, S. (2007). Building the Capacity for Public Health and Health Promotion in Central and Eastern Europe .EuroHealthNet, Brussels.

    An overview of capacity frameworks and how they informed capacity development in of eastern European countries undergoing social and political change.

  • International Union for Health Promotion and Education and Canadian Consortium for Health Promotion Research (2007). Shaping the Future of Health Promotion: Priorities for action. IUHPE, Paris.

    Discusses the importance of building a competent workforce in the context of shaping the future of Health Promotion.

  • International Union for Health Promotion and Education. (1999). The Evidence of Health Promotion Effectiveness: Shaping Public Health in a New Europe. A Report for the European Commission IUHPE, Paris.

    A review of the evidence base for Health Promotion and highlights the need for a skilled workforce that is capable of translating evidence into practice.

  • Onya, H. (2009). Health Promotion competency building in Africa: a call for action Global Health Promotion, 16(2):47-50.

    Discusses the relevance of the Galway Consensus Statement for Health Promotion for capacity development in Africa.

  • Santa-María Morales, A. and Barry, M.M. (2007). Scoping Study on Training, Accreditation and Professional Standards in Health Promotion in Europe. IUHPE, Paris. 

    Presents the findings of a scoping study carried out in 2005/6 to determine the extent of training professional standards and anaccreditation in Health Promotion in Europe.