The International Union for Health Promotion and Education
The International Union for Health Promotion and Education (IUHPE) is a unique worldwide, independent and professional association of individuals and organisations committed to improving the health and wellbeing of the people through education, community action and the development of healthy public policy.
Its mission is to promote global health and to contribute to the achievement of equity in health between and within countries of the world. The IUHPE fulfills its mission by building and operating an independent, global, professional network of people and institutions to encourage the free exchange of ideas, knowledge, know-how, experiences, and the development of relevant collaborative projects, as well as alliance and partnership building both at global and regional levels.
For many years the IUHPE has been actively engaged in the promotion of health-enhancing physical activity using environmental and systems approaches as part of a broader health promotion effort. The IUHPE is a key supporter of GAPA and contributes to advocating for action across areas such as healthy urban planning and design, equitable access to active and sustainable transportation, healthy villages, cities and schools.
For more information, visit the IUHPE website at www.iuhpe.org
The NCD Alliance
The NCD Alliance was launched in May 2009, and is formed of four international federations representing the four main NCDs outlined in the World Health Organization’s 2008-2013 Action Plan for NCDs – cardiovascular disease, diabetes, cancer, and chronic respiratory disease.
These conditions share common risk factors (including physical inactivity) and also share common solutions, which provide a mutual platform for collaboration and joint advocacy. By working together the NCD Alliance brings a united voice to the global campaign for non-communicable diseases.
For more information visit the NCD Alliance website at www.ncdalliance.org
The World Heart Federation
The World Heart Federation is a nongovernmental organization leading the global fight against heart disease and stroke, with a focus on low-and middle-income countries.
The World Heart Federation exists to prevent and control these diseases through awareness campaigns and action, promoting the exchange of information, ideas and science among those involved in cardiovascular care, advocating for disease prevention and control by promoting healthy diets, physical activity and tobacco free living at an individual, community and policy maker level.
Visit the World Heart Federation website at www.world-heart-federation.org
The International Diabetes Federation
The International Diabetes Federation (IDF) is an umbrella organization of over 200 national diabetes associations in over 160 countries. It represents the interests of the growing number of people with diabetes and those at risk.
The Federation has been leading the global diabetes community since 1950. IDF’s mission is to promote diabetes care, prevention and a cure worldwide. The Federation is engaged in action to tackle diabetes from the local to the global level ― from programmes at community level to worldwide awareness and advocacy initiatives.
The Federation’s activities aim to influence policy, increase public awareness and encourage health improvement, promote the exchange of high-quality information about diabetes, and provide education for people with diabetes and their healthcare providers.
For more information, visit the IDF website at www.idf.org/
Established in 1971, ParticipACTION is the national voice of physical activity and sport participation in Canada. ParticipACTION is a national not-for-profit organization solely dedicated to inspiring and supporting active living and sport participation for Canadians.
This is achieved through communications, capacity building and knowledge exchange. In all areas of their work, ParticipACTION provide leadership in developing resources, facilitating collaborative partnerships and ensuring collective actions influence, support and promote sustainable change.
For more information, visit the ParticipACTION website at www.participaction.com
International School Health Network (ISHN)
A number of national organisations, researchers, government officials and others are working together to develop an informal international network to share information and promote collaboration to support the health, learning and social development of young people through effective school-based and school-linked programs, policies and practices.
The network supports comprehensive approaches that address the needs of the whole child through coordinated school health programs delivered by health, education and other systems to create sustainable health-promoting schools.
For more information, visit the ISHN website at www.internationalschoolhealth.org