Tuesday, July 24, 2012

[EQ] Global Conference on Health Promotion - Helsinki Finland - June 10-14 2013

Global Conference on Health Promotion 2013

The 8th Global Conference on Health Promotion (8GCHP) - Helsinki, Finland, June 10-14 2013

The conference is co-organized by the World Health Organization (WHO) and the Ministry of Social Affairs and Health of Finland


The Conference will assess achievements and aims for health promotion globally from Ottawa to Nairobi. It aims to address what works and how, identifying options for action, available processes, mechanisms and tools.

To implement the intersectoral action for health and health in all policies approaches at the country level

To exchange experiences in implementing Health in All Policies including the identification of effective tools and other prerequisites for country action

To highlight the value of health promotion activities for health, their relevance for overall societal development and for development policies

To inform about economic aspects of health promotion

To highlight the important role of primary health care in health promotion

To review progress, impact and achievements of health promotion since the Ottawa Conference

Linked to

Sustainability of health systems

Implementation of recommendations on social determinants for health

UN General Assembly High-level Meeting on the Prevention and Control of Noncommunicable Diseases

Review of the Millennium Development Goals

Sustainable development agenda

To support the preparations for the Conference, WHO and the Ministry of Social Affairs and Health of Finland are seeking partners for collaboration who have an interest in health and its promotion and/or in related critical issues for health such as education, environment, employment, agriculture, transportation, housing, trade, finance, and foreign and development policy.

Partners with practical implementation experience on intersectoral action for health will have the opportunity to collaborate in organizing a landmark event that aims to develop concrete guidance on what works to promote health through public policies.

Further information

Ministerial Adviser Outi Kuivasniemi, tel. +358 9 160 73230, forename.surname@stm.fi

Ministerial Adviser Eeva Ollila, tel. +358 9 160 74032, forename.surname@stm.fi


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