Co-benefits through health promotion

Caring communities, health services, and climate action

Wednesday, 28 September 2022 | 11:00-12:30 | Kursaal

Organised by Gesundheit Österreich GmbH (Austrian National Public Health Institute) in the framework of the Austrian federal "Agenda Health Promotion"

The COVID-19 pandemic and the climate crisis have reminded us once again that health promotion and building community capacity for health are crucial building blocks for the long-term well-being of our society, for solidarity and for resilient and responsive settings and health systems. They provide new approaches for sustainability and contribute to the co-creation of wellbeing societies as proclaimed in the Geneva Charter for Wellbeing, as well as to the European Health Union and the European Green Deal Strategy.

In this session we will:

  • Provide a mapping of the most promising health promotion flagship initiatives in Europe with respect to empowerment, participation, and mental health
  • Emphasise the evidence-base for health promotion and discuss the importance of innovative intersectoral approaches
  • Address caring communities as an initiative from civil society fostering empowerment, participation and care
  • Address the health co-benefits of climate action at the community level
  • Touch on selected future endeavours in the field

Join us to discuss the inter-connectedness of health promotion, re-orienting health services and climate action and envision how local initiatives, innovative intersectoral approaches and policy developments at the European level can work together to make a difference.

Session recording


  • Judith delle Grazie, Head of Department, Austrian Federal Ministry of Health
  • Rüdiger Krech, Director of the Department of Health Promotion, World Health Organization
  • Margaret Barry, Professor of Health Promotion and Public Health, National University of Ireland Galway
  • Ilona Kickbusch, Founding Director and Chair of the Global Health Centre, Graduate Institute for International and Development Studies Geneva
  • Djoeke van Dale, Coordinator Programme Quality of interventions, National Institute of Public Health and Environment of the Netherlands
  • Klaus Wegleitner, Associate Professor, University of Graz
  • Miriam Privarova, Youth4Climate delegate

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