In 2018, the 26th annual International Conference on Health
Promoting Hospitals and Health Services (International HPH
Conference) is hosted by the HPH Network of Emilia-Romagna
and will take place in the Bologna Conference center.
The title and focus of the conference will be “Health promotion
strategies to achieve reorientation of health services: evidencebased
policies and practices".
Reorienting health services towards the promotion of health is
an ambition outlined already in 1986 in the Ottawa Charter, but
which has only been realized to a limited degree so far. Therefore,
the conference in the year 2018 intends to show and
reflect the contribution of health promotion strategies in pursuing
the goal of reorienting health services. Key elements with a
scope ranging from policies and large scale transformations to
direct interaction with users and communities will be presented