The International Union for Health Promotion and Education
(IUHPE) is a unique worldwide association of individuals and organisations committed
to improving the health and wellbeing of the people of the world and to reducing
health inequalities. Its core mission lies in advocating the case for effective
health promotion (including health education and community action) and the development
and implementation of healthy public policy. The IUHPE is a knowledge-based
organisation which develops and delivers health promotion research, training
and capacity building services to a broad range of clients.
The IUHPE has existed for over sixty years and remains
a relevant and resilient organisation. It is a global membership-based organisation
and as such maintains its professional independence whilst still working in
close collaboration with UN agencies, other major intergovernmental institutions,
non-governmental organisations, networks, national agencies, academic institutions
and a broad range of practitioners in the field.
The purpose of the IUHPE is to influence and facilitate
the development of health promotion knowledge, strategies and projects, and
it does so through evidence-informed advocacy work.
It aims to provide an opportunity to build an international network that encourages
the free exchange of ideas, knowledge and experiences, as well as facilitating
the development of relevant collaborative projects at global, regional and local
The IUHPE's triennial World Conferences on Health Promotion,
are renowned events bringing together leading professionals in all corners of
the world to take stock of the present state of knowledge and experiences, bring
forward future challenges and shape the agenda to advance developments in health
The 22nd IUHPE World Conference in Curitiba, Brazil
will further the core business of IUHPE in developing and disseminating evidence
and learning to advance the field of health promotion and in keeping health
promotion on the policy agenda. It is a key opportunity for the Latin American
health promotion and public health communities to showcase their research and
developments with other stakeholders: researchers, practitioners, academics,
institutions and governments worldwide. Finally, the conference generates new
members and revenue for the IUHPE, and strengthens its global network.
You are invited to visit the IUHPE website http://www.iuhpe.org
and to become a member of this major professional organization. If you have
any questions or need more information, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.