From a public health standpoint, health promotion has been defined by WHO in 1986 as “the process of enabling people to increase control over, and to improve their health.” Since then, health promotion has emerged as a major topic of public health policy and top global priority by linking with the United Nation’s Sustainable Development Goals. Rising NCD rates, nutritional inadequacy with energy excess and a rapidly aging global population have led to out of control healthcare costs and lower quality of life. Collectively, these have raised interest in health promotion as both a scientific and public health solution. While global public health entities and national governments have incorporated health promotion as part of their policy, it remains unclear exactly how to measure health promotion per se.
This year’s CRN-I symposium in Düsseldorf, Germany, will feature presentations from prominent experts with different perspectives, followed by a moderated “roundtable”-style discussion with the goal of moving towards alignment around the definition of health promotion as well as examples of outcome measures that are representative of the term. The group will also address potential scientific and policy implications, all of which will be captured in published proceedings of the event. Each presentation to focus on: Defining ‘Health Promotion’ and How to measure health-promoting endpoints via feasible outcome measures.
Learn more and register via the CRN-I website: