Health Promotion Learning Network

Welcome to the Health Promotion Learning area on HI-Net.

This page provides links to current areas of work and development, recent papers and recommended reading, and information for students participating in local courses.

Improving Health: Developing Effective Practice (IH:DEP)

For more information about this course please visit Improving Health Developing Effective Practice.

Online learning health inequalities module

Bridging the Gap is an online resource developed by NHS Education for Scotland.  It provides flexible learning opportunities for pre-registration and qualified Nurses, Midwives and Allied Health Professionals (NMAHPs) and others concerned with reducing the health inequalities gap in Scotland.

The course includes:

  • Towards an understanding of health and inequality
  • Building a picture of health in Scotland
  • Identity, stigma and health
  • Barriers to access
  • Drivers for change
  • Principles in practice

The online resource is included in HI-Net’s Learning and Development section under Resources and Links.

Shaping the Future of Health Promotion

Shaping the Future of Health Promotion established in 2006. It is a UK-wide collaboration hosted and led by the Royal Society for Public Health, with the Faculty of Public Health, UK Public Health Register and Institute of Health Promotion and Education, and is partly funded by the UK Departments of Health.  Its aims are to:

  • Advocate for the importance of specialised health promotion within public health
  • Support the specialised health promotion workforce

These aims are derived from the main recommendations of the 2005 report Shaping the Future of Public Health: Promoting Health in the NHS, published by the Department of Health and the Welsh Assembly Government.

Health Scotland

The Health Scotland Library, gives an update list of current articles, books etc on health improvement topics available.

HI-Net Learning & Development – Courses and Qualifications

Please visit the HI-Net Learning & Development Courses and Qualifications webpage for more information on university and college courses. The section also includes a link to free online courses.

Galway Consensus Conference Statement

The International Union for Health Promotion and Education is undertaking a collaborative consultation process with key leaders in health promotion to solicit feedback on the Galway Consensus Conference Statement. An important next step in the process of developing universal core competencies for health promotion is a localized assessment of the impact these newly articulated domains of core competencies will have, as well as the likely obstacles and requirements for translating them into practice.

Please download the Galway Consensus Conference Statement  and the Consultation questions and further information letter



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