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INHPF Annual Meeting 2023

The 20th Annual Meeting of the International Network of Health Promotion Foundations 2023

The 20th Annual Meeting of the International Network
of Health Promotion Foundations 2023

Participation of this event is by invitation only.

Overview

In this 20th edition of the INHPF Annual Meeting, the convener, INHPF, and the host, ThaiHealth, proudly offer 2 Plenaries, 4 Parallel Sessions, 2 Field Visit Routes deliberating health promotion best practices and innovations both from within Thailand and from around the globe to enhance equitable health and well-being for all. Moreover, the INHPF also aims to launch the Bangkok Declaration during the meeting to demonstrate the collective commitment on advancing health promotion in the global health agenda. In addition, numerous social & cultural activities and networking opportunities are included to enhance intercultural appreciation and strengthen interpersonal connections among all the participants.

Background

The International Network of Health Promotion Foundations (INHPF) was established in 2000 with the aim of enhancing health promotion efforts worldwide. Its objective is to strengthen the capacity of countries interested in promoting health of their populations at national and local levels through the work of health promotion foundations.

Members

The network currently consists of seven organizations

  • Victorian Health Promotion Foundation (VicHealth), Australia (currently serving as the INHPF Chair)
  • Thai Health Promotion Foundation (ThaiHealth) (currently serving as the INHPF Secretariat)
  • Western Australian Health Promotion Foundation (Healthway)
  • Korea Health Promotion Institute (KHEPI)
  • Taiwan Health Promotion Administration (Taiwan HPA)
  • Tonga Health Promotion Foundation (TongaHealth) (currently serving as the INHPF Treasurer)
  • Health Promotion Board (HPB), Singapore
  • Health and Wellbeing Queensland (HWQld), Australia

Collaborates with various organizations

Additionally, INHPF collaborates with various international partner organizations, including

  • the Southeast Asia Tobacco Control Alliance (SEATCA)
  • the World Health Organization (WHO)
  • Vietnam Tobacco Control Fund
  • Lao PDR Tobacco Control Fund
  • the International Union of Health Promotion and Education (IUHPE).

What we have done

INHPF has advocated for the establishment of sustainable financial mechanisms for health promotion, as exemplified by projects like roLEAD, in regions such as WHO-WPRO, WHO-EMRO and WHO-SEARO. These initiatives enhance countries’ capacity to establish such mechanisms. INHPF members have received study visits and shared lessons learned to different countries around the world.

Joining international forums

Moreover, INHPF has participated and hosted scientific sessions in international forums, including the WHO Global Conference on Health Promotion and the IUHPE World Conference on Health Promotion to promote the health promotion fund models.

The Annual Meeting 2023

Each year the INHPF holds an Annual Meeting to convene among the members and strategic
partners, and the 20th INHPF Annual Meeting in 2023 is hosted by ThaiHealth in Bangkok, Thailand. The meeting is scheduled to take place from 7th to 10th November 2023 at the ThaiHealth Center, located in the Sathorn district of Bangkok.

The main theme of the meeting is “The Next Step of INHPF: Accelerating Health Promotion Innovations towards Equitable Well-being”.

Objectives

  • Strengthen the network through the exchange of knowledge, experiences, and the promotion of partnerships and collaborations
  • Declare the network’s stance and commitment to advancing health promotion globally
  • Exchange good practices and lessons learned in health promotion from Thailand with other INHPF members and international partner organizations

Expected Outcomes

  • The INHPF network gets strengthened through the mutual exchange of knowledge, experiences, and the enhancement of partnership and collaboration.
  • The Bangkok Declaration is established, signifying the network’s commitment to
    advancing health promotion at a global level.
  • Thailand’s working models and lessons learned in health promotion efforts are
    shared to an international stage

Participants

250 participants

  • International participants
  • Thai policymakers, including members of ThaiHealth’s committees, leaders from various ministries and relevant national organizations
  • ThaiHealth’s partners and health promotion experts
  • ThaiHealth executives and staff
  • Press media

Objectives

  • Strengthen the network through the exchange of knowledge, experiences, and the promotion of partnerships and collaborations
  • Declare the network’s stance and commitment to advancing health promotion globally
  • Exchange good practices and lessons learned in health promotion from Thailand with other INHPF members and international partner organizations

Expected Outcomes

  • The INHPF network gets strengthened through the mutual exchange of knowledge, experiences, and the enhancement of partnership and collaboration.
  • The Bangkok Declaration is established, signifying the network’s commitment to
    advancing health promotion at a global level.
  • Thailand’s working models and lessons learned in health promotion efforts are
    shared to an international stage

Participants

250 participants

  • International participants
  • Thai policymakers, including members of ThaiHealth’s committees, leaders from various ministries and relevant national organizations
  • ThaiHealth’s partners and health promotion experts
  • ThaiHealth executives and staff
  • Press media

The Schedule

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Hotel Pickup

For participants staying at these hotels :

Day 1 : Tue 7 Nov 2023

Banyan Tree :
Marriot :
ibis Sathorn :
Aetas :

10.30 am
10.30 am
10.45 am
10.30 am

Day 2 : Wed 8 Nov 2023

Banyan Tree :
Marriot :
ibis Sathorn :
Aetas :

7.30 am
7.30 am
7.45 am
7.30 am

Day 3 : Thu 9 Nov 2023

Banyan Tree :
Marriot :
ibis Sathorn :
Aetas :

8.30 am
8.30 am
8.45 am
8.30 am

Day 4 : Fri 10 Nov 2023

Banyan Tree :
Marriot :
ibis Sathorn :
Aetas :

9.00 am
9.00 am
9.15 am
9.00 am


The Meeting Synthesis

A multidimensional approach to health promotion, emphasising the need for

Adaptable, Effective, and Equitable

to address complex health challenges in the future.

Five key messages were synthesised from all meeting sessions.

The meeting synthesis is here.

Hotel Pickup

For participants staying at these hotels :

Day 1 : Tue 7 Nov 2023

Banyan Tree :
Marriot :
ibis Sathorn :
Aetas :

10.30 am
10.30 am
10.45 am
10.30 am

Day 2 : Wed 8 Nov 2023

Banyan Tree :
Marriot :
ibis Sathorn :
Aetas :

7.30 am
7.30 am
7.45 am
7.30 am

Day 3 : Thu 9 Nov 2023

Banyan Tree :
Marriot :
ibis Sathorn :
Aetas :

8.30 am
8.30 am
8.45 am
8.30 am

Day 4 : Fri 10 Nov 2023

Banyan Tree :
Marriot :
ibis Sathorn :
Aetas :

9.00 am
9.00 am
9.15 am
9.00 am


The network currently consists of seven organizations

  • Victorian Health Promotion Foundation (VicHealth), Australia (currently serving as
    the INHPF Chair)
  • Thai Health Promotion Foundation (ThaiHealth) (currently serving as
    the INHPF Secretariat)
  • Western Australian Health Promotion Foundation (Healthway)
  • Korea Health Promotion Institute (KHEPI)
  • Taiwan Health Promotion Administration (Taiwan HPA)
  • Tonga Health Promotion Foundation (TongaHealth) (currently
    serving as the INHPF Treasurer)
  • Health Promotion Board (HPB), Singapore

Collaborates with various organizations

Additionally, INHPF collaborates with various international partner organizations, including

  • the Southeast Asia Tobacco Control Alliance (SEATCA)
  • the World Health Organization (WHO)
  • Vietnam Tobacco Control Fund
  • Lao PDR Tobacco Control Fund
  • the International Union of Health Promotion and Education (IUHPE).