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2016 Health Promoting Hospitals & Health Services Conference

Please join us June 8-10, 2016 in New Haven, Connecticut, for the 24th International Conference on Health Promoting Hospitals and Health Services (HPH) being held on the historic Yale University campus. HPH was initiated by WHO-Euro in 1990 and became an international association in 2008. HPH’s aim is to improve the physical, emotional and social health of patients, staff and community members, and to contribute to protecting the environment. Today, the network consists of more than 900 member institutions the majority of which belong to one of the more than 40 national/regional HPH networks worldwide.

The annual HPH conference, held in a different country each year, is the main event of this network. The 2015 Oslo conference attracted over 700 participants representing 43 countries. Most of these delegates had a professional background in medicine, nursing, healthcare management, health policy, health sciences, or health consultation. This year is even more exciting as it the first time this event will be held on U.S. soil! Conference themes will focus on creating a culture of health through innovation and partnership, creating health promoting healthcare delivery systems through innovative partnerships in policy, health promoting organizational governance and delivery of care in partnership between professionals and clients and innovative health promoting direct service provision.

Don’t miss the opportunity to be part of this exciting event which promises both delegates and exhibitors an exciting scientific program with a prominent faculty of experts. We invite you to learn, collaborate, share, and build a network of resources to take home with you. We encourage you to share this information with friends and colleagues that you believe would have an interest in attending. For more information, please visit the following sites:

Health Promoting Hospitals and Health Services Conference Website

International Network of Health Promoting Hospitals and Health Services Website

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HPH2016 on Facebook

HPH2016 Registration Site

To learn more about the HPH conference or to register, click here.


The 2016 Planetree International Conference on Patient-Centered Care is Coming to Chicago October 30 – November 2, 2016

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Conference registration is now open!

Register between now and June 1 and receive the early bird discount. Generous discounts also available for students and active volunteer members of Patient and Family Advisory Councils.

Register Today!

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Accepting Presentation Proposals

Are you looking for ways to engage with fellow person-centered care champions in richer and deeper ways? Are you seeking new avenues to share your work, wisdom and experience? Are you eager to grow professionally or personally by presenting your work to an international audience? If yes, make 2016 the year you ramp up your participation the 2016 Planetree International Conference on Patient-Centered Care! There is a range of ways to participate as a conference presenter, with different session types geared toward specific presentation styles and types of content.

Planetree is currently accepting proposals to present Solutions Sessions, Transformation Testimonials, Experiential Sessions and Poster Sessions at the 2016 International Conference on Patient-Centered Care. The deadline to submit is March 31, 2016. Find out everything you need to know about submitting a proposal to present here.


Ten Most Read Planetalk Articles in 2015

Last year, topics covered in Planetree’s online newsletter Planetalk included practical strategies and tools for enhancing patient and family engagement, patient stories to ensure we all remain attuned to the very human side of patient-centered care, strategies for creating a workplace culture that effectively harnesses the talents and insights of all team members, and organizational case studies to demonstrate the impact of Planetree in action. Compiled here is a list of the ten most read articles from 2015. All the articles are archived on this site.