The REPOPA team attended the 8th Nordic Health Promotion Research Conference which was held in Jyväskylä, Finland between 20th- 22nd July 2016. The scope of the conference included a review the past twenty years of health promotion research and its development, paradigm shift of health in local and a focus on health promotion interventions.
From 27-28th April 2016, REPOPA team participated at the Third Fuse International Conference on Knowledge Exchange in Public Health, Newcastle Gateshead, UK. This year Conference Theme: “Evidence to Impact in Public Health" was the perfect match with the Project REPOPA goal and objectives, and a good opportunity for us to disseminate our results to wider audience.
Results from WP2 were presented in the session “Policy development, planning and implementation” at the Annual Danish Public Health Conference 28-29th September 2015. Cathrine Juel Lau, PhD, from Research Centre for Prevention and Health held a presentation that consisted of communicating the concept of the policy game In2Action and selected results from the surveys conducted after each of the three policy games in the Netherlands, Denmark and Romania.
It is our pleasure to announce that the results of Project REPOPA will be presented at the 3rd FUSE International Conference on Knowledge Exchange in Public Health.
The conference will take place on 27-28th April 2016 in Newcastle-Gateshead, UK. This years conference topic, "Evidence to Impact in Public Health", will provide the outline for a workshop based on WP3 results and a presentation based on WP2 results.
The REPOPA project was well represented at the 8th European Public Health Conference which was held on 14-17 October 2015, in Milan, Italy.
Among other workshops and presentations on evidence informed policy making we used the opportunity to present and discuss initial results of our WP3 in the workshop Stewardship approach – results from six healthy public policy interventions in three countries.
The workshop consisted of six short presentations that build the basis for further discussion with the audience:
The workshop entitled ‘A policy game intervention for fostering the development of local health policies: 3 EU cases’ attracted a varied group of EPH participants. The workshop presentations and practical examples gave the audience an impression of the impact of the game on change in the participants’ understanding and insight of the local HEPA policy development process, including the stakeholder roles, and changes in attitudes toward collaborations and use of knowledge in the local HEPA development process as a result of the game.
It was a pleasure and honor to take the REPOPA Project work to the 11th Annual Meeting and 6th Conference of HEPA Europe which was held on 7-9 October 2015, in Istanbul, Turkey.
The presentation National platforms for evidence-informed physical activity policy making was part of the Symposium 1 of the HEPA Europe Conference, entitled: Collaboration and intersectoral approaches to promote physical activity and active living – insights for policy.
REPOPA continues to collaborate with icSPORTS as an Academic Partner. icSPORTS is a meeting point of both academics and practitioners, in order to exchange ideas and developed synergies in the support for many activities directly or indirectly related to sport sciences, including improvement of physical activities, sports medicine, biotechnology and nutrition, sports management, and all imaginable application areas in sports.
This year’s conference will be held in Lisbon, in November, 15-17.