Events

Save the Date! 27th HPH General Assembly (virtual event)

Save the date! The 27th meeting of the HPH General Assembly will take place virtually on Friday, November 27th, 2020 from 8:00 – 12:00 CEST. More information and registration link for those eligible will follow.

Virtual Forum: Learning from COVID-19

COVID-19 has heavily impacted health service delivery around the world to an extent unlike any before in such a short period of time. This situation calls for the health service community to support each other by sharing experiences, learning from each other and collectively brainstorming on solutions.

The International Hospital Federation will be conducting their first-ever virtual forum: Learning from COVID-19, Transforming Health Services on 4-5 November to discuss insights from the crisis, address key questions on strategies for the new normal, and explore how health services are transforming for the future.

The event will bring hospital and healthcare leaders and executives together to discuss and share about topics including:

  • Role of leadership in times of crisis
  • Human resource management
  • Deploying digital solutions
  • Enhancing organizational agility
  • Maintaining quality when facing chaos
  • Infection prevention control
  • Financing hospitals
  • Hospitals of the new normal
  • Healthcare delivery and access
  • Supply, logistics, and infrastructure

With the postponement of the 44th IHF World Hospital Congress in Barcelona to 2021, this forum will serve as a pitstop to the annual conference and an opportunity to interact with the international community.

You can now secure your slot by registering online here. HPH members are offered an exclusive early bird registration discount rate of CHF 150 (contact the HPH Secretariat for discount code). Early bird registration ends on 30 September.

For more information visit: www.ihf-fih.org/covid-19-virtual-forum

44. IHF World Hospital Congress

All hospital and health service leaders from around the globe are invited to join the event on 2-5 November 2020 at the Palau de Congressos de Catalunya in Barcelona.

Click here to learn more about the event.

28th International Conference on Health Promoting Hospitals and Health Services, 19-21 October 2020

We are very pleased that the 28th International HPH Conference will take place in Seoul, Republic of Korea. The focus of this years conference will be on the subject “Healthy Ageing in the Era of Innovative Technologies”.

The scheduled date for the conference in Seoul, Korea, will be 19-21 October, 2020.

Click here to learn more about this years conference.

Free Online Seminar: Cooperation between HPH Networks in the Baltic Sea Region

 

To enhance cooperation between the Baltic Sea region HPH-members and to share best practices for health promoting hosptials and health services, you are invited to participate in a free online seminar for health care development specialists, health promotion experts, and health managers. Presenters include the WHO Euro, The International HPH Secretariat, and network presentations from Sweden, Estonia, Denmark, Germany, Poland, Finland, and Norway. View the programme here.

Click here to register! 

For more information, please contact Tuija Ylitörmänen at tuija.ylitormanen@eksote.fi

 

Cooperation between HPH Networks in the Baltic Sea region- now to be held virtually!

Free seminar, now to be held virtually! It’s not too late to register!

To enhance cooperation between the Baltic Sea region HPH-members and to share best practices for health promoting hosptials and health services, you are invited to participate in a free online seminar for health care development specialists, health promotion experts, and health managers. Presenters include the WHO Euro, The International HPH Secretariat, and network presentations from Sweden, Estonia, Denmark, Germany, Poland, Finland, and Norway. View the programme here.

Click here to register! 

For more information, please contact Tuija Ylitörmänen at tuija.ylitormanen@eksote.fi

Save the Date! The first Health Promoting Hospitals and Health Services (HPH) Seminar at the Baltic Sea Region, 8th− 9th October 2020

The HPH networks in the Baltic Sea region are invited to participate in the seminar to enhance cooperation between the  HPH-members and to share best practices for health promoting hospitals and health services.

The seminar will be held on 8th− 9th October 2020 in Helsinki, Finland. It is also possible to participate via videoconference.

Here you can find the preliminary programme.

For more information please contact info@hphnet.org.

World Patient Safety Day 2020

The International Network of Health Promoting Hospitals and Health Institutions will be observing World Patient Safety Day.  On September 17th, 2020 the WHO will be launching a global campaign to highlight health worker safety as a priority for patient safety.

Our network is taking action to enhance the safety of health workers and patients by including health worker safety in our umbrella standards for health promotion in hosptials and health institutions, which will be available at the end of the year.

Click here to join the campaign and see how you can support health workers!

Livestream: How can health-promotive building design support health promotion in healthcare?

You are welcomed to join a livestream (16 June, 2020 at 13:00 CEST) of a PhD defence  given by Ms. Elke Miedema. Her work explores  perspectives on health promotion in healthcare settings from a building design perspective, i.e., health-promotive building design (HPBD). The results may contribute to discussions of the role of healthcare building design to support health promotion in healthcare (HPH) and thereby contribute to the development of healthier and more equitable communities.

To read the work, please use: link to thesis. To receive an invitiation to the livestream, link to the recorded thesis presentation, or a printed book, please fill out this form.

 

 

 

 

 

Webinar: Person-Centered Guidelines for Preserving Family Presence in Challenging Times

Since the outbreak of COVID-19, restrictions on family presence in hospitals, nursing homes and other care settings have become widespread. Many are warranted, but in some cases these restrictions are extreme and prevent the most vulnerable from having a familiar support person by their side during childbirth, at the end-of-life, and during pediatric emergencies.

Out of an abundance of caution and lacking clear guidance to support compassionate exceptions, many healthcare leaders and health authorities have applied universal restrictions on family presence – despite the fact that the physical presence of family, for some individuals, is essential.

Recognizing the considerable variation in family presence policies and practices, a global coalition of clinicians, policymakers, experts in quality, safety and infection control, and patient, resident, family and elder advocates convened recently to develop a comprehensive set of recommendations that provides direction on what constitutes responsible, compassionate family presence during – and in the aftermath of – a pandemic.

In this webinar, members of the coalition will present the Guidelines for Preserving Family Presence. They will be joined by leaders from acute care, behavioral health, pediatrics and long-term care from around the world who will provide practical guidance on how the family presence principles have been applied within their organization.

Click here to register and to learn more!