2018 - Health Promotion Conference, 7th June

The 2018 Conference Committee look forward to welcoming you to Galway to participate in our conference.


Conference Aim

The aim is to strengthen the circle of knowledge in relation to participation and empowerment for service users.


Conference Objectives

A primary goal of Healthy Ireland is to create an environment where every individual and sector of society can play a role in improving health and a core element of this is strengthening participation in decision making for health and well-being. This approach necessitates partnerships to realise its potential including partnerships between sectors and between agencies, service providers and service users. Just as health is more than the absence of disease, partnership must go beyond consultation or tokenism and must empower all stakeholders within a supportive environment. This is consistent with re-orienting the services, the fifth action area of the Ottawa Charter.


Why Attend?

Specifically, the conference will explore:

  • The outcomes through engagement with service users in re-orientating health services
  • Identify interactions that empower, rather than disempower service users
  • Key learning in relation to participation and engagement with services
  • How to enhance aspects of health and social care services that support people to maintain a good quality of life.








Who Should Attend?

This conference will be of interest to:

  • Health promotion practitioners in statutory and voluntary agencies
  • Health and social care professionals who are interested in engaging the public and service users with regard to the development, delivery and evaluation of services
  • Researchers of the processes of participation, inclusion and engagement of the public in service development, delivery and evaluation.


Further Details:
Dr Viv Batt
Health Promotion Research Centre
Discipline of Health Promotion
School of Health Sciences
University Road, NUI Galway
hprcconference@nuigalway.ie | Direct Line: +353 (0)91 493108