The 6th Global Forum on Health Promotion-PEI

Bridge for Health is a proud partner of this event!

The 6th Global Forum on Health Promotion, in PEI, Canada, October 16-17, 2016 (CNW Group/The Quaich Inc.)

 

CHARLOTTETOWN, June 13, 2016 /CNW/ – The 6th Global Forum on Health Promotion, October 16-17 in Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island, Canada, will highlight the strategies and achievements of communities, organizations and health promotion leaders working locally to achieve global impact. Organized by a team of international and Canadian health promotion organizations, including the Alliance for Health Promotion (Geneva), The Quaich (Charlottetown) and Groupe entreprises en santé (Montreal), the theme of the 6th Global Forum is Health Promotion ~ At the Very Heart of Sustainability.

Central to the 6th Global Forum’s programming are the five principles of the Ottawa Charter, which celebrates its 30th anniversary this year, and the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals. In 2015, world leaders at the UN Sustainable Development Summit adopted the 17 Sustainable Development Goals to end poverty, fight inequality and injustice, and tackle climate change by 2030. Although 15 years is a short time to achieve these goals, huge strides are being made through civil society initiatives in health promotion. And the impact is both local and global.

Gabriella Sozanski, coordinator with the Alliance, looks forward to welcoming international delegates in Charlottetown, alongside the Forum’s Canadian hosts: “The Global Forum is known for uniting community and government leaders, policy makers, researchers and practitioners from across sectors to share knowledge and build partnerships. Hosting the Forum in Canada in 2016 will bring a new dimension to our discussions and strengthen connections among health promotion leaders in Canada and abroad.”

Preliminary program highlights include keynote speaker Zsuzsanna Jakab from WHO Europe, as well as invited speakers who are trailblazers in the field of health promotion. Participants will take part in the creation of the PEI Declaration, a declaration calling for increased investment in health promotion to be submitted to the WHO’s 9th Global Conference on Health Promotion in Shanghai in November.

The 6th Global Forum is an initiative of the Alliance for Health Promotion, an NGO in official relations with the WHO that works to bridge the gap between international declarations and local realities. This is the first time the event is being held outside of Europe, and the Alliance is thrilled to be hosted by the Government of Prince Edward Island for the occasion, with PEI’s Department of Health and Wellness as an official sponsor.

To learn more about the Forum and to register, visit www.globalforumpei-forummondialipe.com. Early bird rates and student rates are available until June 30.

 

Innovation Labs in Small Businesses

Bridge for Health is piloting the Healthy Business Practice Framework to support the design of healthy workplaces, using systems thinking and a rapid prototyping model to spark some creativity to identify common wellbeing/health challenges and solutions in the workplace setting.

In partnership with Simon Fraser University-Faculty of Health Sciences, we are pleased to invite you to join us for an interactive workshop with Surrey Board of Trade to explore the barriers and opportunities faced by small businesses in BC.

Join us at our next event in Surrey on June 21, 2016! 

More info below:

EngagedWorkforce 

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Youth Engagement Report

who 1Bridge for Health created the #EngagewithWHO social media campaign in September 2015 to hear voices from young people on how they would like to participate in global health policy development.

In conjunction with young people and the Public Health Association of BC, we have developed a report to share on:

 

Engaging the Leaders of Tomorrow: Briefing report on youth engagement for the

9th Global Conference on Health Promotion

October 31, 2015

You can download the PDF document in the link below:

Youth Engagement-9th GHPC

Please feel free to share and mention @Bridge4Health @PHA_BC

 

Youth Engagement social media campaign-Sept 2015

Iblog on equityOn October 2016, the World Health Organization (WHO) will hold their 9th Annual Global Conference on Health Promotion in China on November 21-25, 2016. Some of the most influential decision makers of today will be invited to attend this conference which focuses on: cities and human settlements, action across sectors, social mobilization, and health literacy. Bridge for Health is submitting a briefing report to the conference scientific committee on how to best incorporate youth engagement within these topics, and the conference itself. Bridge for Health hopes to encourage an increased participation and collaboration among youth and the decision makers of today.

We recognize the value of engaging youth within this transformative conversation about the conditions required for a healthy and sustainable future. It is rare to find youth, our future world leaders, seated among today’s decision makers. We hope to change that. We are calling for your help in support of this mission.

Until the end of  September 2015, you can help give youth a voice through your (or your organization’s) social media platforms. We are asking you to lend your support and participate in Bridge for Health’s social media campaign #engagewithWHO that will launch the first week of September and run throughout the month. Together, we can use established social media platforms, and reach a wide range of youth. Hearing the real-life opinions of youth is integral to promote citizen engagement towards health for all.

To support #engagewithWHO campaign, please follow Bridge for Health on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram (Bridge4Health). Each week, you will be asked to repost, retween, and/or regram a question regarding youth engagement/heath literacy and be sure to use the hashtag #engagewithWHO. By encouraging youth to share their thoughts and ideas, we are hoping to increase youth involvement in global conversations related to health. All responses will be used to inform and encourage youth engagement at WHO’s 9th Global World conference on Health Promotion.

IMG_20140528_194825Questions? Contact Katie at katie@bridgeforhealth.org 

Remember you can post your idea, photos or videos and use hashtag #engagewithWHO

We look forward to hearing your voices!

www.facebook.com/Bridge4Health

www.twitter.com/Bridge4Health

 

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Prevention of Violence Public Forum

Bridge for Health is pleased to be an organizing partner for a public forum on May 25th at 7:00 pm on Prevention of Violence.This event is free of charge and open to the public, please share among your networks, colleagues and friends.

We request to register online at https://violencepreventiontownhall.eventbrite.com, seats are limited.
The forum will take place at Hyatt Downtown Hotel in Vancouver at the Regency ballroom on the third floor.
Doors will open at 6:30 pm.

Register today! 

Speaking:
Dr. Gregory Taylor, Sheldon Kennedy, Carol Todd, Dr. Irvin Waller, Dr. Peter Donnelly, Shelley Cardinal
Performing: Local musician Blake Havard and youth performers, Marie Cusson and Josh Bogert

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