HPH - The International Network of Health Promoting Hospitals & Health Services
The International Network of Health Promoting Hospitals & Health Services is a "network of networks". In total, it consists of 38 National / Regional HPH Networks, collaborating to reorient health care towards active promotion of health.
The goal of being an HPH member, of working with health promotion and of collaborating internationally is to acheive a better health gain by improving the quality of health care, the relationship between hospitals/health services, the community and the environment, as well as the conditions for and satisfaction of patients, relatives and staff.
The members are working on incorporating the concepts, values, strategies and standards / indicators of Health Promotion into the organizational structure and culture of the hospitals and health services. The network follows the principles of WHO regarding health promoting as described in the Ottawa Charter (1986), the Budapest declaration (1991), the Vienna recommendations (1997), the Bangkok Charter (2006), and the Standards for Health Promoting in Hospitals (2006), while at all times adapted to local needs and resources.
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