Health Promotion

Registration 24th IUHPE World Conference on Health Promotion – IUHPE 2022 is open

Registration 24th IUHPE World Conference on Health Promotion – IUHPE 2022 is open

IUHPE is happy to confirm the opening of registrations to the 24th IUHPE World Conference on Health Promotion – IUHPE 2022, being held in Montreal, Canada, and online, from May 15 to May 19, 2022. Louise Potvin, Professor at the University of Montreal School of Public Health and Director of the Public Health Research Centre (CReSP) is inviting you to register now! More information

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Webinar Dynamics in School Health Promotion – 25 May 2021 14.00 CEST

Webinar Dynamics in School Health Promotion – 25 May 2021 14.00 CEST

Implementing the Health Promoting School (HPS) approach and creating change in the whole school system can be challenging, since schools are dynamic organisations. Each school operates in its own specific context and health promoting interventions should fit to that unique context. Consequently, this indicates a variety of choices when implementing the HPS approach, flexibility is thus needed. This webinar focuses on these dynamics in school health promotion.

Speakers are Dr. Nina Bartelink, Dr. Kathelijne Bessems, Prof. Stef Kremers of Maastricht University. They will address the following questions:

  1. How can you deal with studying the dynamics in school health promotion?
  2. How do countries in the European region deal with the dynamics in school health promotion?
  3. How does this work contribute to the future of school health promotion (research)?

This webinar is organised by the Schools for Health in Europe Network Foundation (SHE), the UNESCO Chair Global Health & Education and Maastricht University.

The webinar will take place on 25 May 2021 from 14.00 – 15.00 CEST.

Join the webinar. This webinar will also be broadcast live on our YouTube channel.

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Final programme IUHPE European Conference on Health Promotion

Final programme IUHPE European Conference on Health Promotion

The 11th IUHPE European Conference on Health Promotion (IUHPE 2021) and the 6th International Conference on Salutogenesis will be held from June 14 to 18, 2021, in online format to facilitate the participation of professionals from different countries. IUHPE is also celebrating its 70th anniversary. This important milestone will be the focus of a special event scheduled for 16 June, coinciding with both conferences. The final programme of the conferences can now be found on the conference website.

The UNESCO Chair Global Health & Education is involved in the following events:

  • Tuesday 15 June 2021, 11.30-13.00 – Workshop 6: Principles for health promotion and health literacy in schools as foundations for solidarity and public health
  • Wednesday 16 June 2021, 9.00-10.00 – Plenary session , Reinforcing Health Promotion’s capacity to address change in Europe
    Speakers:
    • Caroline Costongs, EuroHealthNet
    • Didier Jourdan, UNESCO Chair and Head of the WHO Collaborating Center “Global Health & Education”  
  • Wednesday 16 June 2021, 16.00-17.00 – Celebrating 70 years of IUHPE’s role in advancing global health promotion
    • Panellist – Didier Jourdan, UNESCO Chair and Head of the WHO Collaborating Center “Global Health & Education”   
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24th IUHPE World Conference on Health Promotion – Call for abstracts

24th IUHPE World Conference on Health Promotion – Call for abstracts

The call for abstracts for the 24th IUHPE World Conference on health Promotion – IUHPE 2022 is now open. The conference theme is “Promoting policies for health, well-being and equity”. The conference will be held Montréal (Québec) Canada and in hybrid format from 15 to 19 May 2022. Abstract submissions can be made in English, French and Spanish.

Abstracts can be submitted in eight different formats: 1) symposium, 2) workshop, 3) research oral/poster presentation, 4) innovation in policy and practice oral/poster presentation, 5) round table discussion, 6) alternative showing/new technology, 7) alternative showing/art, and 8) lunch with an author. Further information on each of these formats. Participatory, collaborative and non-traditional session formats will be given priority in the selection process.

Registration and hotel reservations for the 24th IUHPE World Conference on Health Promotion will open in May. More information on the conference website.

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Global Community Health Annual Workshop – First edition

Global Community Health Annual Workshop – First edition

The UNESCO Chair and WHO Collaborating Center on Global Health and Education invites all those interested in promoting health and equity at a community level to the first edition of the Global Community Health Annual Workshop that will take place on 6, 7 and 8 July 2021.

The main aim of the workshop is to explore the diverse practices of community health worldwide, learn from them, and apply those newly acquired skills and knowledge to current/future projects. 

We welcome all those involved in health promotion, prevention, healthcare and social care services.

This year’s course will be online and FREE of charge. Participants and tutors will learn from the diversity in community health practices.

More information and registration

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Call for Chapters International handbook of teaching and learning health promotion: practices and reflections from around the world

Call for Chapters International handbook of teaching and learning health promotion: practices and reflections from around the world

This call is intended to identify experiences that produce a dialogue between teaching and learning practices carried out locally and the possibilities of application and transformation from local to global reality. The book is to be published by Springer Publisher and launched at the 24th IUHPE World Conference on Health Promotion, in Montreal, Canada, 2022.

The book is about teaching and learning health promotion in the health professions undergraduate and postgraduate courses, bearing in mind the Health Promotion approaches, according to WHO and the five strategies of Ottawa Chapter. In addition, chapters on how health promotion is taught in related fields such as architecture, urban planning, and social protection, as well as various areas of public policy and international affairs etc. are welcome.

Proposals must be sent by April 15, 2021
For more information see the call for chapters or the promotional video

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Webinar 18 November: Neoliberal globalization and migrant children’s right to health in Latin America

Webinar 18 November: Neoliberal globalization and migrant children’s right to health in Latin America

On 18 November 2020, 16.30 – 17.30 CET, 11.30 – 12.30 AST the UNESCO Chair and WHO Collaborating Center Global Health & Education and the  University of Puerto Rico will organise the webinar: Neoliberal globalization and migrant children’s right to health in Latin America. The webinar will be held in Spanish.

Speakers from Puerto Rico and El Salvador will present a brief analysis of how globalization, through neoliberal policies, has worsened the living conditions of Latin American children, expelling them massively from their territories in search of survival strategies. Furthermore, the speakers will share with the audience the current state of migrant children in the region and the challenges that arise in the countries of origin, transit and destination to guarantee the right to health of this population.

During this webinar the experts will answer these questions :

  1. How has neoliberal globalization exacerbated migration processes in the Latin American region, particularly among women and children? (Dr. M. Rivera, Puerto Rico)
  2. What is the status of migrant children in the region? (Dr. M. Rivera, Puerto Rico and Dr. A. Hernández, El Salvador).
  3. What challenges do migrant children in the region face in terms of the right to health? (Dr. A. Hernández, El Salvador)

To participate: Zoom link.

This webinar will also be broadcast live on our YouTube channel

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Webinar “Health Promotion Responses to the COVID-19 Pandemic” on 22 June 2020

Webinar “Health Promotion Responses to the COVID-19 Pandemic” on 22 June 2020

Join our interactive webinar “Health Promotion Responses to the COVID-19 Pandemic” on Monday, 22 June 2020 from 18:00 to 19.00 (CEST). This webinar will be an opportunity to discuss with Prof. Stephan Van den Broucke the way health promotion can respond to the COVID-19 pandemic and to ask him your questions during our live webinar.

The purpose of this webinar is to highlight the contribution of health promotion to the COVID-19 pandemic by answering the following three questions:

  • What can health promotion contribute in terms of management of the pandemic?
  • Fake news, understanding complex issues, health knowledge: how to develop the capacity of each individual to take charge of their own health?
  • There will probably be several waves of COVID-19 outbreaks or other pandemics. What are the health promotion recommendations for a sustainable response to the pandemic and for the future?

More information.

Link to join the webinar. 

The webinar will be accessible 15 minutes prior to the start of the session. No registration is required to participate in the webinar. 500 places will be available.
This webinar will also be broadcast live on our YouTube channel.

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