Welcome to Clinical Health Promotion Centre - WHO Collaborating Centre for Implementation of Evidence-based Clinical Health Promotion.
Our mission is to work towards better health gain for patients, staff and community via clinical health promotion through
29 August 2016
New award-winning literature for students
Nurses will learn more about smoke-free and alcohol-free surgery in the new Swedish...
29 August 2016
Medical students will learn more about tobacco and treatment
Swedish medical students will learn more specific about tobacco and treatment as part of...
27 June 2016
Explorative meeting in Lund
An explorative meeting about establishing a Swedish branch of the Nordic Cochrane...
Becoming a patient is a critical stage in life for most people. The illness and the treatment are often stressful - physically as well as mentally. It is therefore important to improve treatment results and promote faster recovery - both for the individual patient and for the society at large.
WHO Europe identifies health promotion in its policy framework “Health 2020” as a high priority area of health care. Therefore, we are now opening a new WHO Collaborating Centre for the Implementation of evidence-based clinical Health Promotion - with particular focus on lifestyle factors such as alcohol, tobacco, drugs, obesity, malnutrition, physical inactivity and comorbidity.
Up to 90% of patients have one or more lifestyle factors that may affect their treatment results negatively. By integrating effective programs of lifestyle intervention in health care, the treatment outcomes are significantly improved.
Fast-track implementation support of evidence-based, effective programs is necessary to reach the goal of better health gain for patients. Today, the delay is 10 years in average from the evidence gathered that implementation takes place in health care. It is therefore important to also develop the efficient methods strategies to quickly implement clinical health promotion for improving patient outcomes on the very short and longer term.
“A drink a day – keeps the doctor away”
It is easy to feel convinced that drinking a little alcohol makes you live longer, because many studies seem to support this myth at a first glance.
NEW KNOWLEDGE: Researchers from Canada, The US and Australia do not find any benefit of low or moderate drinking in a new and better controlled meta-analysis with 3,998,626 persons.
The myth has probably developed because many studies include previous drinkers in the group of abstainers. These groups often have different health and illness, which may then confound the results in the group of lifetime abstainers. After controlling for this misclassification and other bias, the low and moderate consumers did not live longer.
|10-11.06.2016||WHO-CC represented by Advisory Board member Sven Andréasson participates in the WHO-Expert Meeting on Brief Interventions at WHO Europe Regional Office|
|08-10.06.2016||Presentations at International HPH-Network Conference at Yale University, Connecticut|
|27.05.2016||Hanne Tönnesen participates in INEBRIA Thematic Meeting on Alcohol, Stockholm|
|16.05.2016||All celebrating at the Grand Opening of the WHO-CC at Biskopshuset, Lund|
|12-13.05.2016||Hanne Tönnesen presents the new WHO-CC at the Skarpö Conference, Stockholm|