First course in Health Promotion?

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3 years 9 months ago #52 by lwilson

The response was posted by Ilona KickbushVHPO on 05/05/2012.

Hi all – WHO EUROPE started using the term health promotion in its planning documents in the late 1970ties – this was due to the influence of Lowell Levin from Yale University who was a key advisor. I was then tasked to introduce and develop a programme on health promotion – this then led to the Ottawa Charter in 1986 and all that followed . The 8th global health promotion conference will be in Finland in 2013. Here is a video celebrating 25 years:

www.euro.who.int/en/who-we-are/governanc...rs-of-ottawa-charter

www.euro.who.int/en/who-we-are/governanc...request-for-memories

In preparation we did a study tour of UK and CAN. (Robert Anderson and myself) Along the way we organized a whole range of briefing seminars on health promotion throughout Europe in the early 1980ties – key were some that took place in Wales with the cooperation of Heartbeat Wales – but Germany, Netherlands, Finland and Austria were also very active. We organized a range of “health promotion seminars” and dialogues – this in turn led a number of the academics to organize courses at their universities and introduce degrees. The first textbooks (in different European languages) were also written. Many health education organizations renamed themselves.

Many of the key themes of the Ottawa Charter were taken up in the context of the social determinants of health debate.


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3 years 9 months ago #53 by lwilson

The response was posted by Irv Rootman on 05/05/2012.

Dear all:

To add a Canadian perspective on this discussion, one of the first uses of the terms “health promotion” in a government document was in Marc Lalonde’s New Perspectives on the Health of Canadians released in 1974. This in turn led to the establishment of the Health Promotion Directorate in Health and Welfare Canada in 1978 and the establishment of a graduate program in health promotion at the University of Toronto in 1979. The history of the development of the field of health promotion in Canada has been analyzed in the three editions of Health Promotion in Canada, the third one to be launched at the Annual Conference of the Canadian Public Health Association in Edmonton on June 11. Copies of the second edition (which among other things, contains perspectives on health promotion from many countries as well as a chapter on Knowledge Development which includes information on training programs in Canada) are available from the publisher (Canadian Scholars’ Press, Inc.) as will be the third edition which contains much new material on health promotion in Canada, including a Chapter on Aboriginal Health Promotion.


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3 years 9 months ago - 3 years 9 months ago #54 by lwilson

The repsonse was posted by Michel O'Neill in 05/05/2012.

Bonjour tout le monde. What a fascinating discussion. Thanks Andy for prompting it.

I think that for Canada, Irv said it all and indeed, the second edition of Health Promotion in Canada: critical perspectives (O'Neill, Pederson, Dupéré and Rootman eds., Toronto, Canadian Scholars Press, 2007) has a broad historical focus (the third edition is more focused on current practice) on health promotion in Canada before and after the Lalonde report but also elsewhere in the world and on how Canada contributed internationally to the development of the field. It is also in that second edition that Ilona wrote that very inspiring piece on health promotion developing over the years not as a tree but as a rhizome.


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3 years 9 months ago #55 by lwilson

The response was posted on Irving Rootman on 05/05/2012.

I was finally able to get the information on the first course that was offered in the University of Toronto Health Promotion Program which was developed and directed by Rhonda Love. According to Rhonda, the first course in the graduate program which was developed and taught by her in 1979 was called “Health Promotion”. She was pleased to learn that this may have been the first course with that title in North America (if not the World).


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3 years 9 months ago - 3 years 9 months ago #56 by lwilson

The response was posted by Catherine Martin, Institut national de santé publique, Montréal, Québec on 20/08/2012.

I was a student at U of T in 1979 in the graduate program called Health Promotion. I graduated in 1981 and started as an advisor in health promotion in Montréal, Québec ... I have always worked in the fiels since them ... I am involved these days in the elaboration of a core competency framework in health promotion for Quebec.


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3 years 9 months ago #57 by lwilson

The response was posted by Catherine Martin on 22/08/2012.

J'aimerais beaucoup obtenir les coordonnées de Rhonda Love .... serait-ce possible de me les transmettre svp: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. J'ai tellement apprécié son enseignement et son amitié à cette époque! Merci.


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