COMING SOON! Update on HPH Standards
Upon request of HPH General Assembly, we working to revise the HPH Standards. Significant progress has been made in reviewing current HPH standard sets available and moving towards the formulation of a set of broader “umbrella standards.”
The original HPH standards have had a major impact on the HPH network and have been positively received by external partners such as scientific associations, health authorities, researchers, and professional bodies. We anticipate that our new umbrella standards will be even more impactful and serve as a yardstick for HPH implementation as part of the new Global HPH Strategy. During the General Assembly a beta version of the first modules for this new international initiative were presented, which is aimed to link to national/regional activities and different languages.
Standards for Health Promotion in Hospitals
To advance health promotion, the Standards for Hospitals and Health services have been developed. The standards, with self- assessements, were first published in the Manual on Implementing Health Promotion in Hospitals (Groene, 2006), expressing professionally-consented statements on health care structures and processes that should be instituted.
The standards describe a five-dimensional approach covering:
- Management policy
- Patient assessment
- Patient information and intervention
- Promoting a healthy workplace
- Continuity and cooperation
The standards aim to enable managers and health professionals to:
- assess health promotion activities in hospitals,
- improve the capacity of health care organizations in improving health promotion activities,
- formulate recommendations for the improvement of health promotion activities in hospitals,
- involve all professionals and the patient in improving the quality of care,
- improve the coordination of care with other providers of care,
- improve the health and safety of staff and patients.
Download the HPH Standards on Health Promotion in Hospitals
Individual hospitals and health services, particularly HPH members, are encouraged to use this tool and to assess and improve the quality of health promotion activities in health care.