Completed HPH Task Force and Working Groups

Our Task Force and Working Groups gather to address issue- specific topics related to health promotion in the hospital and health services settings. Several previous teams of experts have worked together over the years to contribute technical, organizational, and scientific support:

Task Forces

HPH Task Force on Implementation and Monitoring of Standards

Many countries have been working extensively with implementation of the present HPH Standards for Health Promoting Hospitals and Health services. To facilitate implementation in HPH member hospitals and health services and for further development, documentation and dissemination of evidence-based health promotion a new Task Force on Implementation and monitoring was established.


Task Force Leader: Manel Santiñà, Spain

E-mail address:

Working Groups

HPH and Patient and Family Engaged Health Care

The HPH Working Group for Patient and Family Engaged Health Care developed a systematic strategy to involve patients, families and citizens in health promoting healthcare for the International Network of Health Promoting Hospitals and Health Services(HPH Network) by using both:

  • the New Haven Recommendations, a 2016 publication of

  • the HPH Network, and

  • the National Academy of Medicine 2017 publication:

  • Harnessing Evidence and Experience to Change Culture: A

  • Guiding Framework for Patient and Family Engaged Care


Selected Publications:



Working Group Leader: Susan Frampton

Group Members:

  • Laila Hallam, Patient-Centered Health Care Advocate, Clinical Excellence Commission
  • Richard E. Hanke, Ed.D., SPHR, Patient Advocate
  • Ronen Rozenblum, Ph.D., MPH, Director, Unit for Innovative Healthcare Practice & Technology, Brigham and Women’s Hospital
  • Karen Therese Sulheim Hausgstvedt, Senter for hesefremmende
  • Lagle Suurorg MD,PhD, Tallinn Children’s Hospital Estonia
  • Bozena Walewska-Zielecka, National Coordinator of the HPH Network in Poland
  • Dr. Christina Wieczorek, Gesundheit Österreich GmbH WHO-CC for Health Promotion in Hospitals and Health Care
  • Dr. med. Dorothea Wild, MPH, President of Planetree Germany