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Provisional Program

Summer School: Implementation of Evidence-based Health Promotion in Hospitals

April 10-11, 2007 

Direction:    WHO Collaborating Centre for Evidence-Based Health Promotion in Hospitals & the Austrian Network of Health Promoting Hospitals.

Place:        Vienna, prior to the International HPH Conference

Program on Tuesday, April 10.

08:30 - 12:45   Welcome, Search Strategy and Management Policy

 Facilitator: Kåre Stahl Jakobsen

Program title working form Lecturer 
Welcome Address: Scope and purpose  


Presentation of Target Area and related HPH Standards Presentation in plenum  
Definition of evidence in health promotion Lecture  HT
How to develop and perform a Search Strategy Lecture and student Activating Method  HT, KSJ
Workshop: Search Strategy Working groups  HT, KSJ
Product of the morning session
  • Your own clinical question based upon your target area,
  • Related evidence from the literature,
  • Which standard can you connect to your target area?

13:45 - 16:45   Health Promotion: HPH Policies and WHO Standards

program title working form  lecturer
Policies in HPH Lecture and student activating method  JP
WHO Standards for Health Promotion: An Introduction Lecture  OG
Workshop: Standard 2 and 3 Working Groups  OG
Product of afternoon session: Ability to describe own target area in relations to standard 2 and 3  

Program on Wednesday, April 11

8:30 - 13:00   Health Promotion in clinical day life (hospital, relation to community)

Facilitator: Susan Himel

program title working form lecturer 
DRG Lecture   SH
Health related Quality of Life Lecture   Swedish HPH Network
National/regional examples     Austrian HPH Network
Workshop: Standard 4 and 1 Working groups  Austrian HPH Network (req.)
Workshop: Standard 5 Working groups   SH
Product of the afternoon session: Standards and indicators related to own target area  

13:00 - 16:45   Implementation plans for Health promotion

program title working form  lecturer
Workshop 5: Implementation Plan Working Groups (all five standards representated in each group)   DC, PF
Presentation of Implementation In plenum  
Closing and evaluation    SH
Product of afternoon session: Plan for implementation and Follow Up in relation to chosen target area  
 OG Oliver Gröne, WHO Europe DC  Denise Comerford, Irish HPH Network
 HT Hanne Tønnesen, WHO CC Copenhagen JP Jürgen Pelikan, WHO CC Vienna
 KSJ Kåre Stahl Jakobsen, Denmark PF  Pamela Fagan, Irish HPH Network
 SH Susan Himel, Canada CD  Christina Dietscher, HPH Network Coordinator, Austria

Each participant should prepare in advance

Choose target area to focus on at the school, including:

Characteristics of the ward/department/hospital, including annual number of patients/beds, please consider:

  1. Characteristics of patients, structures, guidelines and other relevant parameters in relation to your target area,
  2. Fill in the Self Assessment Tool for HPH standards
  3. Your expectations: What outcome do you expect from the summer school?

It is a good idea to:

  • Focus upon a concrete target,
  • Focus on simple models and solutions in the clinical day-life instead of complicated and ambitious plans,
  • Ask members of the staff about the strong and weak points in relation to a forthcoming implementation process,
  • Discuss the target area and the expected outcome with the management of your ward/department/hospital,
  • Discuss the possibilities for Follow Up by the present quality management program of the hospital.

Example of short description of “my target area”

Target area

“Stop Smoking Counselling” for the acute neurological patients.

 Description of the ward/department/hospital:

  • University Hospital 700 beds, 25,000 discharges in 2006 & 180,000 out patient visits for about 90,000 different patients.

Characteristics of the patients and organisation:

  • Neurological department has 10 elective patients and 5 – 10 acutely admitted patients every day; 2-3 are smokers,
  • They are all admitted in the same ward, some are discharged to home and other are moved to the medical department in the same building,
  • The nurses have a positive approach, as well as the directors of the department. Collaboration between the “Stop Smoking Clinic” and the ward has been established, including delivery of a “Stop Smoking Counsellor” one hour a workday. The Follow Up takes place in the “Stop Smoking Clinic”.

Process (expected):


  • Ongoing, a quality development of design has been chosen.
  • Neurological ward, “Stop Smoking Clinic” and Clinic Unit of Health Promotion in Hospitals are partners.
  • Standards, Indicators and Follow Up should be described, registration decided and economy evaluated.

Doing/Implementation: One year from November 2005

Follow Up:

  • Process, structure and outcome are reported related to Standards and Indicators
  • Recommendations should be given.
  • Publication in a national or international Scientific Journal

Product of the Summer School:

  • Description of the patient pathway
  • Examples of indicators
  • Time schedule and activity plan


WHO-CC for Evidence Based Health Promotion in Hospitals
Clinical Unit of Health Promotion
Bispebjerg Hospital
DK-2400 Copenhagen NV, Denmark
Phone: +45 3531 6789
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