Priority Work Areas

The IUHPE membership identified four priority areas to focus our work. This section of the site seeks to link people who are currently working in these action areas.

The four areas are:

Social Determinants of Health– including work on Health in All Policies (HiAP) and Health Impact Assessment and including health equity, intersectoriality, the fight against poverty, implementation of the recommendations of the WHO Commission on SDH Report at Global, Regional, National and Local levels, focus on the most disadvantaged groups, whole-of-government approaches, actions on the structural drivers of inequitable distribution of power, money and resources, human rights, support to MDGs, and health promotion in emerging economies.

Non-Communicable Diseases Prevention and Control– particularly the role of health promotion in addressingand reducing them globally, including synergies between physical activity, healthy urban planning and design, equitable access to active and sustainable transportation, healthy villages, cities, schools, work places, etc., food availability and affordability, tobacco control, injury prevention, mental health, violence, and alternative health systems.

Health Promotion Systems– a broad category that includes the supporting work and infrastructure that underpins the other health promotion work that the IUHPE does.  This includes capacity building, advocacy, health literacy, surveillance, communications, evidence of the effectiveness of health promotion and the work of the global working groups and networks, evaluation frameworks, competencies, accreditation schemes, tools and experiences,  research, transferability of implementation evidence and practice knowledge across culture, systems, structures and contexts, health indicators, and new technologies (websites, mobile phones, social networks).

Health Promotion in Sustainable Development– including the work on food systems begun at the Geneva Conference, work on climate change and work on the impact of urbanisation on health, whole systems approaches, partnership across sectors, urbanization, urban planning and poverty , environmental approaches, disaster prevention and post-disaster management.

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