Health Promotion Forum
Digital health for health promotion and well-being: challenges and opportunities for next steps forward
Moderator: Prof Diane Levin-Zamir, Clalit Health Services; School of Public Health, University of Haifa
Organised by Clalit Health Services; School of Public Health, University of Haifa; Chair, National Council on Health Promotion, Israel Ministry of Health
Today’s world is experiencing a surge of investment in digital health (DH) innovation, propelled by the current pandemic. Digital resources for health promotion and well-being range from health information on demand, including social media, to apps for promoting individual’s health, organizational use offering synch and non-synched healthcare, and to the macro level using big data for evidence-based decisions about health promotion. DH is relevant for all groups in the life course and is increasingly used for promoting health among special groups such as migrants and refugees. Digital channels enable one of the basic tenets of health promotion: public participation. Questions arise regarding the role of governance in DL, ensuring digital access to trustworthy/accountable sources, promoting DH literacy, leaving no one behind. In this session a global range of experts will offer recommendations for moving forward in policy, practice and research, maximizing digital health’s contribution to health promotion and well-being.