We are excited to announce the formation of a new Task Force on Health Promoting Built Environment (HPBE). This new Task Force, led by Elke Miedema PhD, will collect, select, and share knowledge and experience on building design for Health Promoting Hospitals and Health Services. Thus, the design of buildings for healthcare which stimulates the health of patients, staff, relatives, communities and the planet, besides the traditional curative practices.
The group will work to understand how health promotion is related to building design and how the design of healthcare buildings can support the incorporation of health promotion in hospitals and healthcare. The idea is to collect and share current knowledge on HPBE from research and practice to inform people involved in both health promotion as well as the design of healthcare buildings.
This Task Force was approved at the 30th meeting of the HPH General Assembly on 1 June, 2022. View the presentation here:
Interested and want to join?
Task Force members do not have to be members of the International HPH Network, all we ask is that you have an affinity for the built environment and experience with building and/or health promotion principles. We are looking for practitioners and academics from all countries to join us!
Send an email to the Task Force Leader, below, to indicate your interest and to learn more.
Suggested Literature (not produced by Task Force)
- Miedema, E., Lindahl, G., Elf, M. (2021). The Swedish Health Promoting Healthcare network and the built environment, Health Promotion International, Volume 37, Issue 1, February 2022, daab101, https://doi.org/10.1093/heapro/daab101
- Miedema, E. (2020). Health-promoting building design. In doctoral thesis. Chalmers University of Technology
- Miedema, E., Lindahl, G., & Elf, ML. (2019). Conceptualizing Health Promotion in Relation to Outpatient Healthcare Building Design: A Scoping Review. Health Environments Research and Design Journal, 12 (1)
- Miedema, E., Lindahl, G., & Elf, M. (2019). Health promotion and the built environment – views from Swedish healthcare organizations. ARCH19: BUILDING FOR BETTER HEALTH Research & Innovation in Architecture & Urban Design for Care & Health, June, 11
- Miedema, E., Lindahl, G., & Elf, LM (2017). Health-promoting ambitions related to building design – the case of Angered Nearby Hospital. In N. Mathiasen & AK Frandsen (Eds.), ARCH17 – 3rd international conference on Architecture, research, care and health. (3rd ed., Vol. 1, pp. 331-344). Polyteknisk förlag
- Special Issue, International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health (2021). Improving Patient and Staff Safety through Evidence-Based Healthcare Design
Members and Contact Information
Task Force Leader
Chalmers University of Technology, Sweden
- Prof. Margareta Kristensen, MD PhD, Linköping University, Sweden
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