Month: January 2022

Concise Guides to the Sustainable Development Goals – SDG 3 Good Health and Wellbeing

Concise Guides to the Sustainable Development Goals – SDG 3 Good Health and Wellbeing

The Concise Guides to the UN Sustainable Development Goals series consists of 17 short books, each examining one of the UN Sustainable Development Goals. The series provides an integrated assessment of the SDGs from an economic, legal, social, environmental and cultural perspective.

The guide on health and well-being[i] addresses the various contemporary issues related to the implementation of SDG3 and provides a concrete analysis of the challenges. Written by global experts in the field, the book mobilises the concepts of health, well-being and sustainable development and puts them into perspective through essays and case studies in a variety of contexts. It provides a landscape of research, developments, innovative interventions and long-term visions for SDG3.

Chapter 7[ii]  is specifically dedicated to the Health Promoting Schools approach and the implementation of health promoting learning environments in different regions of the world. It recalls the importance of developing valid and effective frameworks for school-based interventions, anchored in an intersectoral perspective, and the role played in this respect by the UNESCO Chair Global Health & Education.


[i] [i]  Savelyeva, T., Lee, S. W., & Banack, H. (Éds.). (2019). SDG3 – Good Health and Wellbeing : Re-Calibrating the SDG Agenda: Concise Guides to the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals. Emerald Publishing Limited. https://doi.org/10.1108/9781789737097

[ii] Lee, A.Young, I.St Leger, L.Jourdan, D. and Kolbe, L. (2019), “Implementing a Healthy Environment for Teaching and Learning Through Health–School Partnership”, Savelyeva, T.Lee, S.W. and Banack, H. (Ed.) SDG3 – Good Health and Wellbeing: Re-Calibrating the SDG Agenda: Concise Guides to the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals, Emerald Publishing Limited, Bingley, pp. 125-149. https://doi.org/10.1108/978-1-78973-709-720191011

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New edition of the handbook of Salutogenesis

New edition of the handbook of Salutogenesis

In January 2022 Springer published ‘The Handbook of Salutogenesis’ and is coordinated by Maurice Mittelmark as one of the leading expert in this field. It is the second edition and available as open access. The handbook provides an overview of the development of the field of salutogenesis and its applications in health care and health promotion. There are chapters on the life course approach, salutogenesis in different health promoting settings: organisations, communities and environments. The comprehensive handbook concludes with a number of chapters on salutogenesis theory and methods: developments, innovations and next steps.

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SHE monitoring report on implementation of school health promotion

SHE monitoring report on implementation of school health promotion

In December 2021 the Schools for Health in Europe Network Foundation (SHE) published a report on barriers and facilitators for the implementation of school health promotion in Europe: SHE Monitoring Report.   

The aim was to get a deeper understanding of the current influencing factors for the implementation of school health promotion. The report presents the main findings of this study and discusses insights and recommendations for further improving the implementation. Five countries participated in the study (Estonia, Norway, Portugal, Slovenia, and Wales). It can be concluded that even though in each country other (combinations of) factors influence the implementation of school health promotion, similarities do exist. These similarities have led to a number of insights and recommendations, which may be helpful for all countries. 

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The IUHPE 2022 programme is out! Check it now!

The IUHPE 2022 programme is out! Check it now!

We are pleased to announce the preliminary programme for the 24th IUHPE World Conference on Health Promotion is now available online!

We have confirmed an exciting and informative programme in a variety of formats that will explore the conference theme Promoting policies for health, well-being and equity from multiple angles and offering multiple perspectives.

The following features represent well what IUHPE 2022 has to offer:

  • 3 plenary sessions with leading experts in public health and health promotion from all over the world. We will share information on their inspiring careers here;
  • 15 sub plenaries showcasing cutting edge innovative approaches to health promotion. The sub-plenary sessions are encouraged to be fun, critical, and to actively engage audience participation;
  • 40 workshops at the end of the day covering a wide variety of topics: from discussions on Indigenous knowledge and approaches, to local and intersectoral action, health promotion values, planetary health, capacity building, knowledge transfer, advocacy, health literacy as well as tips on how to prepare a scientific publication and review for health promotion journals;
  • 45 round tables and 23 lunches with an author promoting more interactive discussion and fostering networking during and after the conference;
  • 15 symposia, over 50 parallel sessions and over 450 posters that bring together the state of the art in research, practice and policy-making and foster conversations across these areas and across sectors;
  • Sessions in all three languages – English, French and Spanish – every day and across the schedule;
  • Last but not least, an Art display in acknowledgement of its important role in health promotion practice.

If you have not registered yet, make sure you do so now before early-bird registration closes on January 24. Special rates are available to IUHPE members, so one more reason to join the community!

We are confident you will find this programme engaging and the most challenging aspect will be to choose which session to attend!

Last chance: The call for Late-breaking abstracts is open until January 24! It is an opportunity for the latest innovations and research to be included in the programme.

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