5.3 Health promotion and population health
Convenor: Rhonda M. Johnson (University of Alaska Anchorage)
Presentation type: Mixed session with presentations and panel
The Circumpolar Health and Well-Being Thematic Network (TN) invites presentations related to population health promotion and research in circumpolar regions. Increased research capacity has been demonstrated through advancements in methods, increased study of socio-cultural features and applications of traditional knowledge, knowledge translation and the development of frameworks (ethical, population health, one health, well-being) that guide both health research and action. Each of these components contribrutes significantly to hwo complex health and wellbeing issues are addressed, studied and understood. This session welcomes papers that demonstrate research and/or practice excellence and highlight the strengths and promising practices and lessons learned of arctic residents, communities and organizations.We are particularly interested in papers that represent evidence-based health promotion and/or population health projects or programs that engage community members and/or students in significant roles.