Health promotion has evolved in response to the need to take action on the broad determinants of health. In 1986, the Ottawa Charter established the fundamental guiding principles and values of health promotion and described five strategic action areas to address these determinants.
The quality of the indoor environment (IEQ) plays an increasingly significant role in well-being at workplaces. To make improvements to IEQ, one has to know not only how to identify and manage indoor environment problems, but also how to maintain good indoor air quality, and design and build healthy buildings for the future. Although much research has been carried out on IEQ during recent years, too many questions remain unresolved. The improvement of IEQ requires multi-professional experts, proper tools, acceptable methods and best practices for preventing, examining and managing the problems.
By staging the conference, the Federal Government of Germany wanted to emphasise the importance of corporate cultures that encourage innovation for Europe as a business location and to foster joint European efforts to further develop employee-oriented corporate cultures.
NIVA - Nordic Institute for Advanced Training in Occupational Health- will arrange a course in workplace health promotion in the Spring 2007 (18 - 20 April 2007 - in Köja Fjell Hotelin) in Åre, Sweden. This third course on Workplace Health Promotion (WHP) is carrying on the theme of the two previous NIVA courses in 2000 and 2003. Healthy workplace is a goal shared by many countries and international organisations including The European Union and The International Labour Organization.
7th IUHPE European Conference on Health Promotion and Health Education Globalization and Equity: Consequences for Health Promotion Policies and Practices to be held in Budapest, Hungary, 18-21 October 2006.
3rd Annual IHPM European Health & Productivity Congress: Employee Health and Well-Being as a Strategic InvestmentLinz, Austria
Absenteeism and presenteeism due to health problems are on the rise and affecting productivity. Therefore, increasingly more European employers are developing strategies for health and productivity management (HPM).
The 5th European Conference of the ENWHP will conclude the 5th ENWHP initiative and to pursue the following objectives: 1. To disseminate the results of the 5th initiative; 2. To celebrate the 10th anniversary of ENWHP; 3. To address highly important topics on the political agenda.
The conference entitled ?Health and Institutional Change? will take place on 15-17 June 2006 in Ejsberg in Denmark. It is organised by the South University of Denmark, IUHPE and the Danish National Institute of Public Health. The main themes will be: Evidence for Effective Practice Organizational Development and Health Health Promotion Economics Health Impact Assessment Healthy Public Policy Health Promotion Developments The deadline for abstracts is 15 November 2005. http://www.5nhprc.sdu.dk
Comprehensive Workplace Health Promotion - An Innovative Strategy of Company Health and Productivity ManagementPrague, Czech Republic
The 48th World Health Assembly and the WHO-EURO 3rd ministerial conference, 1999, stipulated that WHP is a corporate strategy complementary to occupational health crucial for prosperity and the cut-down of social spending. The multidisciplinary WHP needs a variety of professionals, incl. human resource managers, and is oriented to work conditions, job stress, life- and work-style health determinants, using employees´ health assessment tools to assist individuals or groups in behavioural modification and promotion of mental and behavioural health. Contact of further info: firstname.lastname@example.org