Below is a copy of the arrival & accommodation guide for 2019 annual working meeting. Conference updates and additional information can be found on the meeting page.
The ICPHR book entitled ''Participatory Research for Health and Social Well-Being" was launched at the AR+ network, at the Chalmers University, Goteborg, Sweden, 7-10 March 2019. Hilary Bradbury, who wrote the Foreword, received a copy, handed over by Tineke Abma. The moment symbolized the start of a connection between our ICPHR network and the global community on Action Research for Transformation.
Please see the attached flyer below for details.
New Book: Pesquisa-Ação Participativa na Co-Criação de Instituições de Ensino Superior Promotoras de Saúde [Participatory action research in the co-creation of health-promoting higher education institutions]
Salutogenic higher education institutions aim to reduce health problems and promote the health of the whole educational community, a concept that is well-explained in this e-book based on participatory action research in seven institutions.
The authors, led by Irma Brito, report on experiences in several public and private higher education institutions in Portugal. The narrative accounts emphasize the importance of “seed groups” in the co-creation of health-promoting higher education institutions in which teachers, non-teaching staff and students (who have had training in participatory action research) participate. The action research has brought forth knowledge resulting in transformative skills at the levels of the individual, the institution, and the broader setting. This is illustrated using concrete examples from co-creative environments.
The chapters are organized sequentially, starting from an introduction to the PHR methodological approach and continuing with examples of how this approach promotes health literacy in various contexts. The concept of health literacy challenges a dogmatic view of science, emphasizing competency building based on common knowledge. It thus constitutes an epistemic encounter between science and common sense. This book integrates the knowledge of teachers, non-teaching professional staff, other employees of diverse categories, and students. In the concluding synthesis, the authors provide an overview of the themes covered, and discuss the shortcomings which need to be overcome for future work in accordance with the foundations laid by the National Network of Universities and Higher Education Institutions Promoting Health in Portugal.
Please see the conference call below for the joint 2019 CARN & ALARA conference.
We are excited to share three PPI-PHR courses for 2019 led by ICPHR members. These courses are hosted by:
The 2018 Annual Working Meeting short minutes is now posted on the conference page!
The 9th Annual ICPHR AWM held in Edmonton, Canada was attending by forty=nine new and returning ICPHR members from Australia, Brazil, Canada, Chile, Germany, Ireland, The Netherlands, Norway, Portugal, Sweden, UK, and USA
Our esteemed colleague Prof. Francisco J. Mercado-MartÍnez (Depto Salud Publica, Universidad de Guadalajara, Guadalajara, Jalisco, Mexico) passed away on January 6, 2019. Francisco was an important voice in participatory health research in Latin America. He possessed an outstanding talent for building networks and conducting research in the interest of promoting the health of those most in need. He will be greatly missed.
Photo: Prof. Francisco J. Mercado-MartÍnez, ICPHR Meeting in Berlin 2015
Registration is now open for the 10th ICPHR Annual Working Meeting!
ICPHR | 10th Annual Working Meeting
Baltimore, Maryland, USA
Sunday, June 23rd (9am) to Tuesday, June 25th, 2019 (2pm)
There is no fee to register or attend the meeting, however, space is limited to 45 participants.
If you would like to present your work, please visit our pre-conference page for details on abstract submission. Abstracts are due March 8th, 2019.
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