Abstract Book 2016
In 2016, the annual international HPH conference will be hosted by the Connecticut HPH Network consisting of Planetree, Griffin Hospital and Yale -Griffin Research Center and will be held on Yale University campus. Thus, the conference will be held in the United States for the first time. The organizing Connecticut network was founded in 2007. Since then, it has made valuable contributions to the international HPH network, not least by serving on the HPH Governance Board and by building bridges between HPH and the strongly patient -oriented Planetree group. Upon the suggestion of the local hosts, the Scientific Committee decided to focus the 24th International HPH Conference 2016 on "Creating a Culture of Health through Innovation and Partnership" - a topic that relates to the very core of HPH. Already the Ottawa Charter called for the reorientation of health services towards health promotion which can only be achieved by changing organizational culture.