Knowledge & Innovation

COMING SOON! HPH eLearning  

To foster learning opportunities, the International HPH Network will set up an eLearning-Platform. The aim is to create engaging content through audio-visuals and make learning materials available to all members. The HPH eLearning programme will be aligned with the new HPH strategy and umbrella standards and reflect the global diversity of the network. More information about the HPH eLearning programme will be presented at this years International HPH Conference in Seoul.

Task Forces

HPH Task Forces are issue-specific teams with specific expertise within the framework of the general aims of the International HPH Network. They work according to Terms of References and related action plans and constitute a reference for technical, organizational and scientific support for specific issues of health Promotion.

HPH Task Force on Migration, Equity & Diversity

The purpose of the Task Force on Migration, Equity & Diversity is to support member organisations in developing policies, systems and competences for the provision and delivery of accessible health care to patients from diverse populations. To this end, a set of Standards for equity in health care were developed and pilot tested in several countries. The Task Force aims to develop strategies to ensure the effective implementation of standards for equity and the identification and sharing of good practices and innovative ideas.

Contact

Task Force Leader: Antonio Chiarenza, Emilia Romagna, Italy

E-mail address: antonio.Chiarenza@ausl.re.it

HPH & Environment

To address the challenges of climate change HPH supports integrative eco-friendly approach and established the Task Force on HPH & Environment to tackle climate change mitigation and adaptation issues. For the past years the Task Force continued to adopt the concepts and strategies recommended by the global literature, such as climate change adaptation (CCA), mitigation, disaster risk reduction (DRR) and preparedness and actively engage and contribute in the global climate discussion.

Contact

Task Force Leader: Ming-Nan Lin, Taiwan

E-mail address: mingnan.lin@gmail.com

HPH and Age-Friendly Health Care

The Task Force on HPH & Age-friendly Health Care was established with an aim to develop and disseminate an international age-friendly framework to help healthcare organizations adapt their structures and processes  to deliver older-people-centered integrated care that best meets the unique needs of senior patients towards active & healthy aging.

Contact

Task Force Leader: Shu-Ti Chiou, Taiwan

E-mail address: stchiou@ym.edu.tw

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.

Contact

Task Force Leader: Manel Santiñà, Spain

E-mail address: msantina@clinic.cat

Working Groups

The HPH Working Groups are organized as a project with a defined period of time and clear deliverables contributing towards the achievement of the overall International HPH Network’s objectives.

HPH and Patient and Family Engaged Health Care

Patient and family engaged care is care planned, delivered, managed, and continuously improved in active partnership with patients and their families (or care partners as defined by the patient) to ensure integration of their health and health care goals, preferences, and values. It includes explicit and partnered determination of goals and care options, to the extent possible and desired by the patient, and it requires ongoing assessment of the care match with patient goals. The aim of the working group is to develop a systematic strategy to involve patients, families and citizens in health promoting healthcare for the HPH by using both the New Haven Recommendations (HPH, 2016) and the National Academy of Medicine Publication: Harnessing Evidence and Experience to Change Culture (2017).

Contact

WG Leader: Susan Frampton, Connecticut, USA

E-mail address: sframpton@planetree.org

HPH and Health Literate Health Care Organizations

Persons with limited health literacy are less likely to use preventive services, request treatment at later stages, and have more hospitalization, higher risks of treatment errors and sub-optimal treatment outcomes as compared to persons with better health literacy. This is why health literacy is of specific importance within health care. The aim of the working group on HPH and Health Literate Health Care Organizations is to discuss the Vienna Concept of a Health Literate Health Care Organization and the HPH self-assessment tool with other countries and in particular, with HPH members. Moreover, the aim of the WG is to adapt and translate the approaches to other health care contexts. Afterwards, a benchmarking among different regions and different health care settings can be started.

Contact

WG Leader: Christina Wieczorek Austria

E-mail address: Christina.Wieczorek@goeg.at

Join the work and collaboration of the HPH Task Forces or Working Groups

Should you be interested in joining a Task Force or a Working Group please contact the International HPH Secretariat.