25th INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON HEALTH PROMOTING HOSPITALS AND HEALTH SERVICES, 2017

25th International Conference on Health Promoting Hospitals and Health Services, Vienna, April 2017 
“Directions for Health Promoting Health Care. Lessons from the past, solutions for the future”

In 2017, the annual International Conference on Health Promoting Hospitals and Health Services (International HPH Conference) will be hosted by the Austrian Network of Health Promoting Hospitals and Health Care Institutions, which was already involved into previous International HPH Conferences. The conference venue will be the University of Vienna, one of the oldest universities in Europe. The title and focus of the 25th International HPH Conference will be “Directions for Health Promoting Health Care. Lessons from the past, solutions for the future”. Under this general theme, the conference will specifically focus on five sub-themes:

– Contributions of health care to mitigating and adapting to climate change
– Reorienting health services and systems: 30 years after the Ottawa Charter
-Celebrating achievements from the past, identifying challenges for the future
– The role of health promoting health care to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals: steps towards 2030
– Transforming health care to empower and meet the health needs of refugees and migrants

more http://www.hphconferences.org/vienna2017/key-data.html

10th EUROPEAN PUBLIC HEALTH CONFERENCE ‘SUSTAINING RESILIENT & HEALTHY COMMUNITIES’, 2017

10th European Public Health Conference ‘SUSTAINING RESILIENT & HEALTHY COMMUNITIES’

1 – 4 November 2017, StoUntitledckholmsmässan, Sweden

Many European communities face new challenges in the provision of preventive and curative services. Migration, ageing populations, climate change, political upheavals and austerity measures all threaten the provision of high quality and equitable services. People’s opportunities for a healthy life are closely linked to the socio-economic conditions in which they live. Resilient and empowered communities respond better to economic, social and environmental change.

Communities that remain disadvantaged also remain behind in health outcomes and other social determinants. People need to be empowered to manage their health more pro-actively, chose healthy lifestyles and make informed choices. The current problems in many European countries caused by the economic crisis coupled with structural changes in demography and disease patterns call for the reform and modernisation of public health, health services and social care systems.

The problems are set against a context of changing values and expectations on our social systems. Innovations – new combinations of practices and approaches developed to better address social needs and expectations – need to be developed and implemented throughout health and social care systems. New modes of collaboration between the public and privates sector are needed. Investing in people’s health helps improve the health of the population and contributes to productivity, employability and growth, factors essential to sustainable development and resilience of societies in times of challenging environmental and social changes. Reducing health inequalities contributes to social cohesion and breaks the vicious spiral of poor health and poor socio-economic condition.


THEMES / PLENARY SESSIONS

– Sharing our common wealth: efficiency and equity trade-offs in welfare policies.
– Public health in a globalized world: Is Europe ready for the challenges?
– Winds of change: From public to private, from collective to individual: How can public health systems adapt to a changing world?
– Health systems under pressure.
– Planetary boundaries and health:how do they interact?

Abstract submission 1 February to 1 May 2017
Registration 1 April to 25 October 2017
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