Developing health promotion competencies and standards for countries in WHO South-East Asia Region
AbstractIn order to build capacity for health promotion practice across sectors, establishing competencies is as critical as the content to be delivered. The academic institutions in the WHO South-East Asia (SEA) Region that offer health promotion courses are best placed to deliver the content and build the competency skills. The Regional Strategy for Health Promotion and the Bangkok Charter for Health Promotion guided the discussions held during the meeting to identify the core and desired competencies for health promotion practice among countries of the SEA Region. Technical experts from academic institutions and practitioners deliberated before reaching consensus on 15 core competencies, each having a specific performance criteria. The meeting of expert was organized as a response to the need to build a health promotion workforce equipped with knowledge, practice skills, values and attitudes appropriate to the promotion of health in a globalized world.
World Health Organization, Regional Office for South-East Asia. (2010). Developing health promotion competencies and standards for countries in WHO South-East Asia Region. WHO Regional Office for South-East Asia. http://www.who.int/iris/handle/10665/204957