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Opening plenary: Good governance for health promoting health services

Venue: NN


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Austrian Ministry of Labour, Social Affairs, Health and Consumer Protection, Department X/6, health promotion and disease prevention, AUT

Christina Dietscher is acting head of the department for health promotion and disease prevention at the Austrian Ministry for Health and chair of the Austrian Health Literacy Platform. She is responsible for developing, implementing and monitoring strategies and projects a.o. in the field of health literacy. Before joining public administration in 2015, she worked in health promotion research at the WHO Collaborating Centre for Health Promotion in Hospitals and Healthcare at the Ludwig Boltzmann Institute (LBI) for the Sociology of Health and Medicine and the LBI for Health Promotion Research for more than 20 years. Her professional experiences include the evaluation, coordination, and strategic consulting of projects and networks in health promotion, especially in relation to schools, hospitals, youth work, mental health, and organizational health literacy. Christina is author of numerous publications and a frequent speaker at international and national conferences. She holds a doctorate in sociology.

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Former National Co-ordinator of the Italian Regional HPH Networks, ITA

Physician, specialist in Public Health.
Secretary and Member of the Board of the Centre for Leadership in Medicine, Catholic University of the Sacred Heart, Rome.
Visiting Professor of Evaluation in Public Health, School of Hygiene and Public Health, University of Padua.
President of the European Public Health Association Section on HTA.
Honorary President of the Italian Society of Health Technology Assessment and Co-ordinator of the Working Group on HTA of the Italian Society of Public Health.
Former National Co-ordinator of the Italian Regional Networks of Health Promoting Hospitals.
Former CEO of the Healthcare Trust No. 19 of the Veneto Region, the Healthcare Trust of the Autonomous Province of Trento and the University Hospital Trust Santa Maria della Misericordia of Udine.
Former Medical Director of the University Hospital of Padova.

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