Health promotion and surveillance: The establishment of an IUHPE global working group

Stefano Campostrini, David V. Mcqueen, Linnea Evans

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Following a series of international meetings on behavioral monitoring and surveillance, in 2007 the Italian Ministry of Health (Ministerio della Salute) and the Institute for Health (Istituto Superiore della Sanità) hosted the 5th International Conference on Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance (BRFS) in Rome. A key focus of the conference was on how current surveillance systems could be applied to the field of health promotion, particularly in building the evidence base for health promotion practice. As a result of these discussions, the World Alliance for Risk Factor Surveillance (WARFS), an IUHPE Global Working Group, was formed to work toward providing knowledge and expertise in surveillance as a tool for advancing health promotion. For those IUHPE members interested in participation, this article provides an overview on the strategic direction of WARFS and the newly formed sub-working groups.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)58-60
Number of pages3
JournalGlobal Health Promotion
Issue number4
StatePublished - Dec 2009
Externally publishedYes


  • building capacity
  • global working group
  • risk factors
  • surveillance

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health


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