IUHPE is engaged in concerted action to strengthen programmes and interventions using a health promotion approach focusing on advocacy and capacity building, in particular in low and middle income countries.


This project followed three lines of action: physical activity and supportive environments, tobacco control and healthy eating. It aimed:

  • to generate local coalitions for the active participation of the civil society and other sectors outside the health sector to create supportive environments that prevent chronic diseases;

  • to increase local capacity to collect data in mortality, morbidity, risk factors and environmental characteristics and make chronic disease problem more visible;

  • to advocate for policies that improve environmental factors that promote physical activity, healthy diet and tobacco control;

  • to assess these processes;

  • to share the experience at the national and international level.