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Title of document: Manual and self-assessment forms about implementing health promotion in hospitals
Name of author(s): Division of Country Health Systems, WHO Regional Office for Europe
Name of publisher: WHO Europe
Language of the publication: English
Language of the review: English
Summary:
Health promotion is an integral part of the health care process and is related to clinical, educational, behavioral, and organizational issues.
Quality improvement needs to embrace health promotion activities in order to make sure that effective approaches are used and continuously being monitored to improve outcomes.
As many common quality management tools do not address health promotion activities explicitly, we developed this "Manual on implementing health promotion in hospitals".
Its aim is to enable managers and health professionals to: assess health promotion activities in hospitals; improve the capacity of health care organizations in improving health promotion activities; formulate recommendations fro the improvement of health promotion activities in hospitals; involve all professionals and the patient in improving the quality of care; improve the coordination of care with other providers of care; improve
the health and safety of staff and patients. Individual hospitals, quality agencies and in particular members of the International Network of Health Promoting Hospitals are encouraged to use this tool and to assess and improve the quality of health promotion activities in health care.
Reviewer's comments on the document:
The aims of HEPPY Project are related to improving health promotion hospitals.
This document provides a self-standing tool to assess, monitor and improve health promotion activities in hospitals. It is based on two complementary approaches of quality assessment: standards, expressing professionally consented statement on health care structures or processes that should be in place and indicators, addressing health care processes and outcomes and providing a quantitative tool to assess variations in performance over time or between institutions.
Where to find it: Address requests about publications of the WHO Regional Office for Europe to: Publications WHO Regional Office for EuropeScherfigsvej 8DK - 2100 Copenhagen 0, Denmark Or http://www.euro.who.int/pubrequest

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