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Health Promoting Hospitals - Research on health promotion in and by hospitals for patients, staff and communityResearch Programme


Programme type

Subtheme on ageing

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Total number of funded projects


Summary of key aims

As a leading scientific institution in health and medical sociology, LBISHM acts as "WHO Collaborating Centre for Health Promotion in Hospitals and Health Care" since 1990.
Since 1989, building upon a core strategy of the Ottawa Charter for Health Promotion (WHO 1986), ?reorientierung health care services", LBISHM has been developing the concept ?Health Promoting Hospitals (HPH)" and has been implementing and evaluating pilot and model projects and networks in this area.
To date, the HPH concept consists of a compendium of implementation and evaluation strategies, measures and models for hospital patients, staff, and community populations.
A systematic evaluation of HPH in Europe from the beginnings until now is currently being prepared and will focus on projects, strategic developments on hospital level, and on network developments in the 25 participating European countries.

Elderly are already the largest group of hospital patients - a development that will continue due to demographic trends. Therefore, they represent an important target group for many HPH strategies, including the prevention of hospitalism, accidents and infections, the further development of continuous and integrated care, but also community oriented approaches (e.g. information, education and training for coping with impairments, and for developing and maintaining healthy lifestyles). LBISHM is active in conceptualizing, disseminating, and evaluating these approaches in the European Network of HPH.

Management contact

Karl Krajic
Ludwig Boltzmann Institute for the Sociology of Health and Medicine
(LBISHM)/ Rooseveltplatz 2/4
A-1090 Vienna

Scientific contact

Karl KRAJIC (Co-ordinator)
Ludwig Boltzmann Institute for the Sociology of Health and Medicine
(LBISHM)/ Rooseveltplatz 2/4;
A-1090 Vienna

Funding contact

Is the project externally evaluated?


Who has evaluated, or will evaluate, the programme?

the LBISHM is planning for an evaluation in collaboration with external evaluators in the period 2005-2007

Interdisciplinary research is a strategic priority...

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