Pre-conference: Health Literacy and Salutogenesis in Context


Wednesday 9 November, 9:00 – 17:00 CET in Alpha 3

 

Organised by:

EUPHA Health Promotion Section and co-organized by the German BMBF Research Consortium Health Literacy in Childhood and Adolescence (HLCA), in collaboration with Technical University Munich, Bielefeld University, University of Education Freiburg, University of Duisburg-Essen and Robert Koch Institute Berlin, Germany, IUHPE-SAL-GWG, Instituto Politécnico de Coimbra, Portugal

Introduction

Health promotion is rooted in a socio-ecologic view of health and aims at empowering individuals. In this context, health literacy and salutogenesis play a major role as they both enable individuals and populations to increase control over and improve their health and wellbeing. Health promotion moves the focus from individuals at risk of developing illness to systems and environments that shape the development of good health at a population level. Health promotion as a concept and multidisciplinary area of research, practice and policy contributes majorly to 21st century public health as it focuses people`s everyday live and everyday live settings. Using the lenses of health literacy and salutogenesis, this pre-conference includes two parts and aims at providing a sound theoretical base for health promotion, its implementation in practice and its influence on health policy.

Objectives

The main goal of this pre-conference is to present and discuss:

  • key findings of the HLCA Research Consortium and the main recommendations for future research, practice and policy (Session 1)
  • the second Handbook of Salutogenesis and contribute to the achievement of equity in health between and within countries of the world (Session 2).

Programme

Time

Programme

Moderator/ Speaker

09:00

Opening

Luis Saboga-Nunes

First Session: Health Literacy

09:10

Introducing HLCA in a nutshell

Orkan Okan, Ullrich Bauer, Paulo Pinheiro

09:20-10.30h

HLCA pitch presentations (HLCA researchers)

Susanne Jordan, Uwe H. Bittlingmayer, Eva-Maria Bitzer;

Tessa Schulenkorf, Alexandra Fretian, Torsten Bollweg, Sandra Kirchhoff, Stefanie Harsch, Zeynep Islertas, Anna-Kathrin Loer, Elias Sahrai, Maya Fuchs

10.30-11.00h

Morning break

11.00-11.30h

Key recommendations from translational research

Maren A. Jochimsen, Jürgen A. Wasem, Orkan Okan

11.30-12.30

Round table (Key experts from the scientific advisory board)

Kristine Sorensen, Diane Levin-Zamir, Malcolm Thomas, Graca S. Carvalho, Luis Saboga-Nunes, Emma Bond, Diana Sahrai, Don Nutbeam

12:30-13.00h

Lunch break

Second Session: Salutogenesis

13:00-13.30h

Introducing the Handbook of Salutogenesis

Paolo Contu

13:30-15.00h

Salutogenesis in Context:

Pitch presentations (IUHPE researchers)

Maurice B. Mittelmark, Avishai Antonovsky, Dolors Juvinya Canal, Patrizia Garista, Bengt Lindström, Magdalena Wrzesińska, Paolo Contu

15:00-15.30h

Afternoon break

15.30-16.45

Round table (Key experts from the STARS and IUHPE-GW)

tbc

16.45

Closure

Orkan Okan

 

Download the detailed programme here.

Registration

The registration fee is € 150 which includes networking lunch and refreshments.