Health Promotion Innovations Towards Equitable Well-being

Health Promotion Innovations towards Equitable Well-being, INHPF Meeting 2023

The foundation’s success

Sustainable health promotion initiatives

highlighting our pioneering efforts in combating non-communicable diseases (NCDs). ThaiHealth, notable for addressing NCDs, which accounted for 71% of deaths in Thailand

The session commenced with an overview of the Thai Health Promotion Foundation (ThaiHealth) and the International Network of Health Promotion Foundations (INHPF), highlighting their pioneering efforts in combating non-communicable diseases (NCDs). ThaiHealth, notable for addressing NCDs, which accounted for 71% of deaths in Thailand, exemplified innovation in establishing sustainable health promotion initiatives at the global, regional and national levels.

The foundation’s success was attributed to several strategic approaches, including robust research, international information gathering, building a critical mass for adoption, focused policymaker engagement, and legislative aims.

Global challenges and opportunities for health and well-being

Resilience, Comprehensive and Collaborative

A significant part of the session was dedicated to discussing global challenges and opportunities for health and well-being. It emphasised the necessity for collaborative efforts across sectors to tackle complex crises, such as social, environmental, and emerging diseases.

The COVID-19 pandemic has served as a crucial example, highlighting the need for resilience and comprehensive health literacy in the face of unprecedented challenges.

Shaping future health promotion strategies.

Technological advancements are vital for shaping future health promotion strategies. The discussion identified several emerging trends, including lifestyle health promotion, focus on vulnerable groups, and precision health approaches utilising digital innovations.

Innovation and Understanding needs

Based on target-group insights

Key highlights from the session underscored the need for innovation in health promotion, beginning with understanding customer needs and involving continuous development based on target-group insights. A culture of innovation, leveraging scientific evidence, and robust infrastructure was deemed vital.

Accurate information

The complexities of regulating products such as e-cigarettes were discussed, with Singapore’s approach highlighting the need to provide accurate information to the public.

Collaboration with the private sector

The session also touched on the importance of collaboration with the private sector, as seen in Singapore’s success in advancing food issues.

In conclusion

In conclusion, the session “Health Promotion Innovations Toward Equitable Well-Being” was a testament to the dynamic and multifaceted nature of health promotion. It shows how innovations, collaborations, and resilience are crucial in the face of evolving health challenges.

The insights and strategies shared by the speakers provided a roadmap for future endeavours in the field, emphasising the importance of adapting to changing landscapes while remaining true to the core goal of promoting equitable well-being.

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