Gesundheit Österrreich cordially invites to a lecture with Yvonne Arivalagan, an event jointly organized by GÖG-units: ÖKUSS (Austrian Competence and Service Centre for Self-Help), KoZuG (Competence Centre for Future Health Promotion) and KoGuG (Competence Centre for Health Promotion and Healthcare).
„Promoting meaningful engagement. A global framework and perspective for Austria“
The World Health Organization recognizes that "right to participate" as an essential feature of the right to the highest attainable standard of health. Building on the inspiring progress of global movements to safeguard the rights of people living with HIV and AIDs, disability and mental health conditions, the new WHO Framework on the Meaningful Engagement of People Living with Noncommunicable Diseases, and Mental Health and Neurological Conditions provides a blueprint for governments to operationalize meaningful engagement in the co-creation of NCD policies and programmes. There is growing evidence to show that meaningful engagement can improve outcomes in health and health systems in terms of reduced hospital readmissions, improved adherence to treatment, new educational opportunities for the health workforce, higher quality of life and reduced stigma and discrimination. The WHO Framework outlines five core principles and six enablers with recommended actions for governments to implement meaningful engagement, from legislative tools and integration of health services, to capacity-building and training of stakeholders.
The framework is available for download at: WHO framework for meaningful engagement of people living with noncommunicable diseases, and mental health and neurological conditions
Yvonne Arivalagan is a Multistakeholder Engagement and Policy Specialist at the WHO Global Coordination Mechanism on NCDs, and a co-author of the WHO Framework on the Meaningful Engagement of People Living with Noncommunicable Diseases, and Mental Health and Neurological Conditions. She leads work on the meaningful engagement of people living with NCDs, mental health and neurological conditions as well as innovative and equitable grassroots approaches to promote health. Previously, she has worked on shaping global policy and practice related to noncommunicable diseases and healthy ageing with the United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs, World Economic Forum and the National University of Singapore.
Herwig Ostermann, Executive Director, Austrian National Public Health Institute (GÖG)
Guy Fones, Head of Global Coordination Mechanism on NCDs, World Health Organization
Joy Ladurner, ÖKUSS and Psychosocial Health at Austrian National Public Health Institute (GÖG)
Intention to action series: people power. Perspectives from individuals with lived experience of noncommunicable diseases, mental health conditions and neurological conditions (who.int)
The event is open to everyone interested. We look forward to your participation via Zoom and request > online registration <. Participation is free of any charges.