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The terms of Reference concern:

1. Implementation of the WHO principles and concept of HP by undertaking the secretariat function of the International Network of Health Promoting Hospitals and Health Services (HPH).
2. Introduction and monitoring of HP strategies and standards to patients, relatives and community.
3. Support of countries to further create evidence and identify successful HP activities related to patients, staff and community.
4. Input to further development and implementation of best evidence-based practice for HP in hospitals and health services.
   
   

The activities of the WHO CC are grouped into six main areas. The table below shows how each of the areas relate to the WHO CC Terms of Reference.

 

               
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About the Centre

The work in the WHO Collaborating Centre for Evidence-Based Health Promotion in Hospitals & Health Services (from here on referred to as WHO CC) follows the principles of WHO regarding Health Promotion (HP). The Centre aims at basing Health Promotion on the evidence platform in the same way as any other clinical interventions - according to its Terms of Reference with the WHO.

The WHO CC relates to the work of WHO and of other WHO CCs by collaborating closely with all regional offices, the many nations, regions and individual members of the International Network of Health Promoting Hospitals & Health Services (HPH Network) etc.

The WHO CC:
  • Supports WHO’s efforts towards implementation of HP strategies aimed at patients, staff and community.
  • Supports the development, implementation and follow up of HP strategies, standards for quality management of HP, documentation and registration of clinical HP and related reimbursement, clinical guidelines, education programs and research.
  • Provides clinical health services research regarding models covering all patients for systematic documentation, registration and monitoring of HP activities thus reaching out to the otherwise unreachable and reducing inequity in health.
  • Has documentary output including scientific papers, text books and reports, interactive website and facilities, list of teaching activities, publications, evaluations including a public clinical quality database on the effect of smoking cessation, annual progress reports, direct evaluation of teaching and training as well as fulfilment of regional research goals.
  • Creates new evidence and facilitates exchange of knowledge and dissemination of evidence-based HP and best practice for patients, staff and community.
  • Ensures continuity of the work by written procedures and work plans, collaboration with other national and international partners (Hospital Managements, Ministries of Health etc.), HPH Governance Board, HPH General Assembly, National/Regional Networks and HPH Members, WHO CCs, and by competent staff and leadership
  • Performs Summer, Autumn and Winter Schools as well as pre- and postgraduate teaching and training in evidence-based HP.
All the above mentioned points facilitate implementation and access to Health Promotion, as well as disease prevention and rehabilitation, which are fundamental means to achieve equity in health. The activities of the WHO CC are grouped into six main areas:
 
The focus areas include: Tobacco, Alcohol/Drugs, Physical Activity, Diet & Nutrition and Comorbidity
 
 

WHO-CC Staff

The WHO Collaborating Centre for Evidence-Based Health Promotion in Hospitals & Health Services is a part of the Clinical Health Promotion Centre at Bispebjerg and Frederiksberg Hospitals. The staff is multidisciplinary.

 

Professor, MD, PhD, Hanne Tønnesen is Director of the Centre, CEO of the International HPH Secretariat, Editor-in-Chief of the Scientific Journal and President of the international Scientific Clinical Health Promotion Society.

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+ 45 3816 3840

Research & Education
   

Deputy Manager Rie Raffing MSc (Anthropology), BA (Psychology) coordinates the WHO-CC portfolio of research and education activities.

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  PhD Student, Julie Weber MD is working with the project entitled "Scand-Ankle: Development of an evidence-based alcohol intervention programme for alcohol patients with ankle fractures – A randomised clinical multi-centre trial".

Nurse, PhD, Susanne Vahr Lauridsen is working with the project entitled "STOP-OP". The project investigates if intensive smoking and alcohol stop intervention shortly before and five weeks after surgery of bladder cancer reduces the postoperative complications.

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HPH
Jeff

Technical Officer, Jeff Svane, MA (Communication), PhD Student coordinates the daily function of the international HPH Secretariat.

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+ 45 3816 3843

 

Technical Officer, Thor Bern Jensen MA (Communication) handles communication and member support in the International HPH Secretariat and is a member of the Editorial Secretariat of the Scientific Journal "Clinical Health Promotion".

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+ 45 3816 3847
   
Smoking Cessation Database
Mette

Mette Rasmussen MSc (Biology), BA (Communication), PhD Student handels research data from the Smoking Cessation Database.

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+ 45 3816 3850

 

National Coordinator Anne Sode Grønbæk MSc (Communication), coordinates the Smoking Cessation Database.

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+45 3816 3851

 
  In addition we welcomme national and international internships.

 

 



 

Bolette

Bolette Pedersen is a Ph.D student working with the project entitled "Scand-Ankle: Development of an evidence-based alcohol intervention programme for alcohol patients with ankle fractures – A randomised clinical multi-centre trial"

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