Clinical Health Promotion Centre

WHO Collaborating Centre: Implementation of Evidence-based Clinical Health Promotion

Alcohol/Drugs - Tobacco - Nutrition - Physical Activity - Co-morbidity

Clinical Health Promotion Centre

WHO Collaborating Centre: Implementation of Evidence-based Clinical Health Promotion

Alcohol/Drugs - Tobacco - Nutrition - Physical Activity - Co-morbidity

Great enthusiasm yesterday when 90 persons attended our seminar "New knowledge about education in patient-oriented health promotion - Are we doing what’s best for the patients?"

Staff and patients need more knowledge and evidence-based education in clinical health promotion! That’s one of the conclusions from yesterday’s seminar.

Representatives from Lund University, the health care sector, patient organizations, regional and national decision makers attended. Seven presentations covering different aspects and a panel discussion with six representatives.

Some of the interesting topics were: new plans for a Master of Clinical Health Promotion, a good example from the University Hospital in Malmö where they have an active lifestyle programme for patients before kidney transplant, and we need a complete curriculum for education in patient-oriented health promotion.

 “We need to prioritize and work together - taking one thing at a time” was one of the final comments in the panel discussion.

Last conclusion: Are we doing whats best for the patients? – Not yet, but we are working on it!

Tobacco smoking is still one of the main risk factors for Swedish burden of diseases and it contributes largely to inequity in health. Each day someone dies from the consequences of tobacco. Tobacco-free week is a national campaign working for a smoke-free Sweden. It is also a part of the national work "Tobacco Endgame - Smoke Free Sweden in 2025".

 

Photo: Tobaksfakta

Pernilla Garmy, Post Doc at WHO-CC, has two ongoing projects on sleep, health and lifestyle in school aged children and adolescents. Find more information about the projects below:

Sleep and lifestyle in school age children

The effects from delayed school start on adolescent sleep, health and school performances

 

Last chance to sign up for our seminar on November 22nd in Malmö (16/11 at latest).

"New knowledge about education in patient-oriented health promotion - Are we doing whats best for the patients?"

Welcome to a seminar where knowledge about education in patient-oriented health promotion is presented and discussed. Representatives from health care, politics and education nationally and regionally are on the list of speakers.

Date & Time: 22nd November 2017, 12:30 PM-16:00 PM

Venue: CRC Aula, Jan Waldenströms gata 35, Malmö

The seminar is free and presentations are in Swedish

 

To register send an email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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Region Östergötland accepted last week the proposal - to introduce alcohol stop prior to surgery. Great news which will decrease the risk of postoperative complications and promote faster recovery for patients. Read more in Swedish here