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Pre-conference: Health promotion principles as foundations for solidarity and public health


Wednesday 20 November, 09:00 - 17:00, Room Endoume 3

Organised by:

EUPHA Section Health promotion, UNESCO Chair Global Health & Education, Bielefeld University, and The German Prevention RESEarch NeTwork (PRESENT)

Background

The pre-conference is divided in two sessions: morning and afternoon. We will explore different perspectives to the future of health promotion focusing on the global and the national level.

  1. The morning session (Session 1) focuses on the global level with the UNESCO Chair Global Health & Education;
  2. The afternoon session (Session 2) pays attention to national practices. The goal is to share examples of interdisciplinary approaches to health promotion, research networks for primary prevention and health promotion.


You can register for the morning and afternoon sessions separately or for the full day. Registration fees are € 70 for half a day and € 140 for a full day. The pre-conference includes networking lunch and refreshments.  


Session 1 – Global level (morning programme)

The UNESCO Chair Global Health & Education aims to promote research and training, to contribute to building, interpreting and disseminating the knowledge base in the field of health promotion, including health education, in schools and communities for children and young people. It contributes to give visibility and recognition to the work done by research teams in Asia, Africa, Oceania, Americas and Europe.

The first objective of this pre-conference is to open new perspectives of intersectoral work. From intersectorality as a mantra to intersectorality as a practice. By the end of the workshop we aim to have:

  1. identified a range of intersectoral practices;
  2. identified gaps between discourse and practice;
  3. identified three priorities for moving ahead genuine intersectorality; and
  4. established enhanced networking among health promotors in the fields of policy making, research, academia, stakeholders, teachers, school health interventionists, community leaders.


Session 2 – National level (afternoon programme)

The second session will continue the first thematic approach with an eye on national practices. Focussing on coordinating and supporting health promotion and primary prevention research on the national level in Germany. The aim of the PRESENT (Prevention RESEarch NeTwork) Consortium is to support the activities of the five national research networks and streamline their networking, communication and dissemination activities. The initiative is set in place by the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF). The PRESENT consortium consists of the following national research networks:

  • AEQUIPA (Physical activity and health equity: primary prevention for healthy ageing);
  • Capital4Health (Capabilites for active lifestyle: An interactive knowledge-to-action research network for health promotion);
  • HLCA (Health Literacy in Childhood and Adolescence);
  • PartKommPlus: German Research Consortium for Healthy Communities;
  • SMARTACT (Smart Health Behaviour).

Programme Session 1 - Intersectorality 'next generation': a real way to tackle health inequalities? (morning) 

Organised by the UNESCO Chair Global Health & Education

Moderator: Stéphanie Tubert, Université Clermont Auvergne, France 

In public health, an intersectoral approach is needed since the factors that influence children’s and young people’s health are numerous and interact at different levels, from the individual (e.g. family, school, neighbourhoods, sports clubs, cultural associations) to the global environment (e.g. support from parents/caregivers, teachers, other adults, peers, safe and healthy housing, schools, absence of toxic materials and contaminants in the air or water, environmental safety). In fact, all these factors have an impact on children’s and young people’s general development. Obviously, all determinants have a long-term impact because childhood and adolescence are specific periods of the life cycle. Therefore it is not only their physical growth that is at stake, but also their ability to act and learn social & emotional skills, practical thinking and communication skills, that they need for life.

During this session focussing on the global level we aim at discussing the ways in which genuine intersectoral work could contribute to:

  • Creating the conditions for an optimal development through action on the life ecosystem of the children and young people, i.e. the living conditions such as the physical and social environment and access to appropriate services;
  • Providing education to all children that fits with their needs whatever their personal or social circumstances. The objective is to give everyone the means to take charge of their own health in an autonomous and responsible way.

09:00 - 09:10
Introduction

Opening remarks and welcome: Luis Saboga Nunes, President EUPHA HP; Didier Jourdan, holder of the UNESCO Chair GHE and WHO collaborating centre “Global Health & Education”; Orkan Okan, Bielefeld University 

09:10 - 09:30
Keynote 1: Creating new ecosystems for knowledge production and sharing

Didier Jourdan & Marie-Pierre Sauvant-Rochat, UNESCO Chair Global Health & Education 

09:30 - 10:00
Keynote 2:  Genuine intersectorality at the local level, what do we know?

Louise Potvin, School of Public health, Université de Montréal, Canada 

10:00 - 10:30
Keynote 3: Intersectorality, participation and citizenship at the very core of health promotion

Marco Akerman, Universidade de São Paulo, São Paulo, Brazil. 

10:30 - 11:00
Coffee break 

11:00 - 11:20
Keynote 4: An intersectoral approach to tackle inequalities in oral health

Hélène Pichot, L'agence sanitaire et sociale de la Nouvelle-Calédonie, Canada 

11:20 - 11:40
Keynote 5: Intersectorality in Danish municipalities

Ditte H. Holt, National Institute of Public Health, Denmark 

11:40 - 12:30
Round table: Levers and obstacles to intersectorality in health promotion, toward renewed policies and practices.

The roundtable is proposed in order to contribute to open new perspectives of intersectorality. By the end of this session, we aim to have identified a range of intersectoral practices, gaps between discourse and practice, and three priorities for moving ahead genuine intersectorality. Participants are expected to share their experience and views. 

Contributors: Nastaran Keshavarz Mohammadi, Shahid Beheshti University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran - Co-chair of the Scientific & Ethical Committee of the UNESCO chair Global Health & Education; Fadi El Hage, University St Joseph, Beirut, Lebanon; Luis Saboga Nunes, President EUPHA Section Health Promotion; Paolo Contu, IUHPE vice-president for Europe; Nicola Gray Celino, Vice-President for Europe of IAAH

12:30 - 13:30
Lunch break 

 

Programme Session 2 - Interdisciplinary approaches to health promotion: examples from Germany (afternoon) 

Organized by the German Prevention RESEarch NeTwork (PRESENT) 

Moderator: Hajo Zeeb, Leibniz-Institute for Prevention Research and Epidemiology – BIPS, Bremen, Germany

The session of the PRESENT consortium aims at exemplifying how the coordination of the national research networks in the BMBF funding framework on primary prevention and health promotion, can enable effective and sustainable approaches for research knowledge transfer to primary prevention and health promotion practice and policy. While PRESENT applies a three-tier strategy comprising of (1) coordinating the German research and public communication of their findings, (2) networking and promotion of early stage and career researchers, and (3) evaluating and disseminating primary prevention and health promotion research, this session will introduce the consortia`s work by focussing on:

  • Health equity in primary prevention and health promotion
  • Participation in primary prevention and health promotion
  • New interventions for behaviour change using mobile technologies
  • Primary prevention and health promotion: young researcher’s network

13.30 – 14.00
Keynote 1: Introducing German research networks for primary prevention and health promotion

Hajo Zeeb, PRESENT & AEQUIPA, Leibniz-Institute for Prevention Research and Epidemiology – BIPS, Bremen, Germany
Peter Gelius, Capital4Health, University of Erlangen-Nuremburg, Germany
Klaus Pfeifer, Capital4Health, University of Erlangen-Nuremburg, Germany
Orkan Okan, HLCA, Bielefeld University, Germany
Michael Wright, PartKommPlus, Catholic University of Applied Sciences Berlin, Germany
Britta Renner, SMARTACT, University of Konstanz, Germany
Alexander Woll, SMARTACT, Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT), Germany 

14.00 – 14.20
Keynote 2: Health equity in primary prevention and health promotion

Michael Wright, PartKommPlus, Catholic University of Applied Sciences Berlin, Germany
Ullrich Bauer/Orkan Okan, HLCA, Bielefeld University, Germany 

14.20 – 14.40
Keynote 3: Participation in primary prevention and health promotion

Peter Gelius, Capital4Health, University of Erlangen-Nuremburg, Germany
Susanne Kümpers, PartKommPlus, Fulda University of Applied Sciences, Germany 

14.40 – 15.00
Keynote 4: New interventions for behaviour change using mobile technology

Jochen Meyer, AEQUIPA, OFFIS – Institute for Information Technology, Oldenburg, Germany
Britta Renner, SMARTACT, University of Konstanz, Germany
Alexander Woll, SMARTACT, Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT), Germany 

15.00 – 15.30
Coffee break 

15.30 – 16.30
Keynote 5: Primary prevention and health promotion: young researcher’s topics

Saskia Muellmann: Evaluation and implementation of interventions promoting physical activity in older adults, AEQUIPA, Leibniz-Institute for Prevention Research and Epidemiology – BIPS, Bremen, Germany
NN: Tbd, Captial4Health
Orkan Okan: Tbd, HLCA, Bielefeld University, Germany
NN: Tbd, PartKommPlus
Deborah Wahl & Karoline Villinger: Tbd, SMARTACT, University of Konstanz, Germany 

16:30 - 16:55 
Round table: levers and obstacles to national health promotion practices.

The roundtable is proposed in order to contribute to open new perspectives of national experiences. By the end of this session, we aim to have identified a range of good practices and participants are expected to share their experience and views. 

16:55 – 17.00
Closing remarks

Moderator: Luis Saboga-Nunes, EUPHA Section Health Promotion; Institute of Sociology, CISP-National School of Public Health, Universidade NOVA de Lisboa, Portugal

Registration fee

The registration fee is € 70 for half a day and € 140 for a full day. The pre-conference includes networking lunch and refreshments.