Health Promoting Hospitals

HOPE is one of the co-organisers as well as member of the Scientific Committee of Health Promoting Hospitals (HPH) conferences.
Health promotion is considered a core quality dimension of hospital services as well as patient safety and clinical effectiveness. Against the rising incidence of chronic diseases, the provision of health promotion services is an important factor for sustained health, quality of life and efficiency.

The Health Promoting Hospitals (HPH) network produces evidence to help hospitals achieve their health mission and to support cooperation and exchanges of experience between participating hospitals. The network also addresses the health of staff and the link of the hospital to its community. It has the following objectives:

  • To change the culture of hospital care towards interdisciplinary working, transparent decision-making and with active involvement of patients and partners.
  • To evaluate health promotion activities in the health care setting and build an evidence-base in this area.
  • To incorporate standards and indicators for health promotion in existing quality management systems at hospital and at national levels.

The annual International Conference on Health Promoting hospitals and Health Services (HPH) is the main event of the international HPH network. It is a forum of learning and exchange on health promotion in and by health services for health practitioners, consultants, scientists and politicians and hosts 500 delegates on average every year.

The 2018 edition will be held in Bologna (Italy) from 6 to 8 June 2018 and will focus on the main theme “Health promotion strategies to achieve change: evidence-based policies and practices“.

 

Latest HPH conferences

HPH conference 2018: 6-8 June, Bologna, Italy

The 2018 edition was held in Bologna (Italy) from 6 to 8 June 2018 and focused on the main theme “Health promotion strategies to achieve change: evidence-based policies and practices“.

Presentations are available at:
https://www.hphconferences.org/bologna2018/program-proceedings/?L=0 

HPH conference 2017: 12-14 April, Vienna, Austria

In 2017, the annual International Conference on Health Promoting Hospitals and Health Services (International HPH Conference) was hosted by the Austrian Network of Health Promoting Hospitals and Health Care Institutions (ONGKG), and took place in the University of Vienna, one of the oldest universities in Europe.The title and focus of the 25th International HPH Conference was “Directions for Health Promoting Health Care. Lessons from the past, solutions for the future”.

Presentations are available at:
https://www.hphconferences.org/vienna2017/proceedings

HPH conference 2016: 8-10 June, Connecticut, USA

The 2016 edition of HPH conference took place from 8 to 10 June in Yale University and Griffin Hospital (Connecticut, USA). It was dedicated to the topic “Creating a Culture of Health through Innovation and Partnership”.

Presentations are available at:
http://hph.mhil.at/connecticut2016/proceedings.html

HPH Conference 2015, 10-12 June, Oslo (Norway)

In 2015, HPH conference was dedicated to the topic: “Person-oriented health promotion in a rapidly changing world: Co-production – continuity – new media & technologies”. Under this general theme, the conference paid special attention to the comprehensive somato-psycho-social health needs of patients and their families, but also those of healthcare staff and community members.

Presentations are available at:
http://www.hphconferences.org/oslo2015/proceedings.html

HPH Conference 2014, 23-25 April, Barcelona (Spain)

HPH conference “Changing hospital and health service culture to better promote health” took place in Barcelona from 23 to 25 April 2014. Under this general theme, the conference program acknowledged the need for organization-wide reform and development to support a more health promoting culture in healthcare. Some of the topics discussed were health literacy, enhancing the health environment for healthcare professionals and collaboration between organisations and settings.

Presentations are available at:
http://www.hphconferences.org/barcelona2014/proceedings.html