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Consider Joining IUHPE

The International Union for Health Promotion and Education

The 6th International Conference on Salutogenesis is co-sponsored by the International Union for Health Promotion and Education (IUHPE) and its Global Working Group on Salutogenesis. This Working Group aims to advance and promote the science of salutogenesis and thus to contribute to the scientific base of health promotion and of the IUHPE. For over 65 years, IUHPE makes evidence-based health promotion knowledge and practical experience broadly accessible, notably by organising world and regional conferences, and by publishing a high-quality scientific journal. We encourage all STARS members to become a part of the global health promotion community and joining IUHPE!

Recently Published!

Systematic review of salutogenic-oriented lifestyle randomised controlled trials ...

Polhuis, K. Bouwman, L., Vaandrager, L., Soedamah-Muthu, S. & Koelen, M. (2019). Systematic review of salutogenic-oriented lifestyle randomised controlled trials for adults with type 2 diabetes mellitus. Patient Education and Counseling.

Recently published!

JMIR Research Protocol

Pijpker, R., Vaandrager, L., Veen, E.J. & Koelen, M.A. (2019). A salutogenic approach to understanding the potential of green programs for the rehabilitation of young employees with burnout: Protocol for a mixed method study on effectiveness and effective elements. JMIR Research Protocols, 8 (10), doi: 10.2196/15303

Salutogenese kennen und verstehen

Konzept, Stelölenwert, Forschung und praktische Anwendung

Claudia Meier Magistretti, Bengt Lindström und Monica Eriksson (Hrsg.) : Kompakte Darstellung des aktuellen Wissens zur Forschung und Praxis der Salutogenese in deutscher Sprache im Überblick mit Vertiefungskapiteln zu neuen Entwicklungen in der Theorie der Salutogenese, der Umsetzung salutogener Ansätze in der Praxis von Public Health, Politik, Bildung und Beratung sowie aktuelle empirische Erkenntnisse zu Zusammenhängen von SOC und Gesundheit in verschiedenen Settings (Gemeinden, Schulen, Familien. u.a.)


6. International Conference on Salutogenesis

To enable broader, active participation in the 6th International Conference on Salutogenesis held on April 14th and 15th, 2020 in Zurich, Switzerland, we extended the deadline for abstract submission to September 25th, 2019. The conference aims for a broad exchange of scientists and experts around the world with the aim to advance theory and research on Salutogenesis.

Der Mensch (in German only)

Zeitschrift für Salutogenese und anthropologische Medizin

Die Zeitschrift "Der Mensch" wird vom Dachverband für Salutogenese herausgegeben und
ist ein multidisziplinäres Forum und Sprachrohr für Gedanken und Erfahrungen, die eine gesunde Entwicklung des Menschen samt seiner Lebenswelten im Auge haben. Jedes Heft hat ein Leitthema, in der aktuellen Ausgabe beispielsweise das Thema "Resonanzen". Über den Link gelangen Sie zur aktuellen Ausgabe sowie zum Archiv.

Future directions for the concept of Salutogenesis:

A position article

The position paper by illustrating the four key conceptual issues to be advanced in Saltugenesis has just been published in Health Promotion International. All authors are members of the Global Working Group on Salutogenesis
(GWG-Sal) of the International Union of Health Promotion and
Education (IUHPE).

Buch - Neuerscheinung

Salutogenese kenne und verstehen

Konzept, Stellenwert, Forschung und praktische Anwendung Claudia Meier Magistretti (Hrsg.)Bengt Lindström, Monica Eriksson

Master's Programme in Global development

Theory and Practice

The Master's Programme in Global development at the University of Bergen is now accepting applications. The programme is entirely in English and tuition will be covered for all accepted students. A specialisation can be obtained in Health Promotion or Gender in Global Development. 

Center of Salutogenesis

Center of Salutogenesis opened in Zurich

On September 8, the president of the University of Zurich Prof. Michael Hengartner and the director of EBPI Prof. Milo Puhan launched the “Center of Salutogenesis”. The Center under the lead of Prof. Georg Bauer will advance and promote Salutogenesis.

29th ETC-PHHP Summerschool

People Centered Health Promotion: Empowerment, competencies and evaluation

Lodz, Poland, 19th - 31st July 2020

The ETC Summer Course in 2020 will provide high level training focused on people-centred approach in health promotion activities implemented in different settings and communities. Lodz as one of the biggest cities in Poland is a perfect place to show how health activities and strategies have been evaluated during past decades in the east part of Europe. The overall aim of Lodz residential Summer School is to develop an international and multidisciplinary forum for the exchange of knowledge and skills, with opportunity to explore:principals and implementation of people-centered approach in health including different settings and communities; good practice in health promotion based on the person-centred approach role of Salutogenesis in empowering people; health policy from different international and intercultural perspectives; Innovation in health promotion.

The course is based on the principles of salutogenic learning

6th International Conference on Salutogenesis

Advancing Salutogenesis towards thriving societies

Zurich, April 14-15, 2020

Following five successful International Research Seminars on Salutogenesis (Helsinki 2008 & 2009, Geneva 2010, Tröllhattan 2011 & 2012), the International Union for Health Promotion and Education (IUHPE), its Global Working Group on Salutogenesis , the Society for Theory and Research on Salutogenesis (STARS), and the Center of Salutogenesis (CoS) of the University of Zurich (UZH) are pleased to invite you to participate in the Sixth International Conference on Salutogenesis.

The conference aims to advance theory and research on Salutogenesis and to share and discuss innovative approaches in the four topic areas. ​

IUHPE 2018

10th IUHPE European Conference and International Forum for Health Promotion Research

Trondheim, Norway, Sep 24-26, 2018

Under the title “Implementing Health Promotion in the Life Course - User Involvement in Practice and Research”, this conference aims to strengthen the role of health promotion in Europe as a source of innovative practices that are based on solid evidence by gathering health promotion practitioners, researchers and policy makers.

The Global Working Group on Salutogenesis will be present with a symposium on Sep 25th.

Salutogenesis Symposium 2018

Ways into a new culture of health

Goettingen (Germany), May 4-6, 2018

The symposium of the umbrella association for salutogenesis (Dachverband für Salutogenese e.V. ) from May 4-6 will address the topic of salutogenesis in health and ways for innovative and sustainable approaches to health and healthcare.

ETC-PHHP Summer Course 2018

Lifecourse health development: Empowering people and settings

Perugia (Italy), May-July 2018

The 2018 Summer School will consist of eight learning weeks: the first six weeks will be delivered as a distance-learning module commencing May 5th 2018, followed by a two-week intensive course with morning and afternoon sessions.