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Developing Competencies and Professional Standards for Health Promotion Capacity Building in Europe [COMPHP] [20081209] - Project
General objectives

The aim is to develop competency-based standards and an accreditation system for health promotion practice, education and training, to boost the capacity of the workforce to deliver public health improvement in Europe.

Strategic relevance and contribution to the public health programme

A competent workforce is critical to addressing the current challenges of health inequities, promoting healthy ageing, healthy weight and positive mental health and wellbeing across Europe.

Methods and means

Development of a Europe-wide system of professional standards in health promotion will form the basis for building a competent and effective health promotion workforce capable of translating into action the key priorities identified in recent European health strategies and policies

Expected outcomes period

This project will develop a consensus-based system in collaboration with practitioners, policymakers and education providers from across the geographical spread in Europe. Bringing together partners with experience across the professional development, policy, practice and academic sectors, the project will develop, test and refine the implementation of a sustainable competency-based system in countries with varying levels of infrastructure development (from developed to virtually non-existent). A set of core competencies, professional standards and a coordinated quality assurance accreditation system for health promotion will be developed and disseminated

Start date: 01/09/2009
End date: 01/11/2012
Duration: 38 month(s)
Current status: Finalised
Programme title: Second Programme of Community action in the Field of Health 2008-2013
EC Contribution: € 659 540,00
Portfolio: Health workforce