2018 Asia Pacific Health Promotion Capacity Building Workshop

  • Event number:AB002
  • 2018/10/28~2018/11/03



The objectives of the Asia Pacific Health Promotion Capacity Building Workshop are:
  • To share and update public health and global health knowledge, policy, services and best practices among health promotion workforce in the region.
  • To plan and implement culturally responsive health promotion programs.
  • To improve the ability to plan, implement and evaluate health promotion programs.
  • To provide a platform for discussing significant public health issues associated with health promotion capacity building in the region.
  • To establish an effective training model for regional academic and research capacity building in the field of health promotion.


The Asia Pacific Health Promotion Capacity Building Workshop is going to be held during October 28th to November 3rd, 2018.
In the first two days, particapants will attend "Global Health Forum in Taiwan." Main training course and activities will take place from October 30th to November 1st. Field visits in public health administrations and cultural tours will be arranged in the last two days.


Workshop venue is located in B2 Conference Hall, Daan Campus at Taipei Medical University, Taipei, Taiwan.
As one of Taiwan's top medical schools, Taipei Medical University (TMU) is a collegiate academic institution with an extensive history. Since its founding in 1960, TMU underwent the processes to building the foundation, flourishing, expansion and transformation via innovation. Today, TMU has expanded into a world-class university with eleven colleges, 6,000 students per year, five hospitals (TMU Hospital, Wan Fang Medical Center, Shuang Ho Hospital, Taipei Cancer Center, TMU NingBo Medical Center), and more than 40,000 alumni around the world, serving the society and humankind and also cultivating the future talents for the nation.
Located in the new urban center of the flourishing Xinyi District, TMU is easily accessible at the heart of downtown Taipei with the Taipei 101 in just a short distance away (10 minutes on foot). It is also in convenient distance to the Taipei International Convention Center, the Taipei World Trade Center, department store area, and five-star boutique hotels. TMU’s Daan campus was greeting held its opening ceremony in January 2017, expanding TMU landscape in the Keelung Road high-rise. The university offers free shuttles between TMU Main and Daan campus, as well as various MRT locations (Taipei City Hall Station, Liuzhangli Station, Xiangshan Station, Songshan Station).

Training Model & Activities

  1. Project-based model: Workshop trainees complete required reading and submit an abstract for a health promotion project prior to the workshop. The lecturers/trainers demonstrate core competencies for health promotion in a best practice project with a focus on the essential core competencies identified by the CCHP: program planning, implementation and evaluation; partnership building; and diversity and inclusiveness special for the Asia-Pacific region.
  2. Group discussions: Trainees are divided into groups for discussions led by the trainers.
  3. Presentation and dissemination: Trainees are required to improve their working projects based on what they have learned from the workshop. Trainees will have a chance to present their projects at the workshop and are encouraged to submit a case report for publication in an academic journal after the workshop.

Target Participants

36 junior public health scholars and mid-to-upper-level public health officers in charge of non-communicable disease prevention and control, including 21 participants from Taiwan and 15 participants from other APACPH countries.

Partners & Trainers

The workshop run in collaboration with CCHP partnering institutions from APACPH countries, including Australia, Indonesia, Japan, Malaysia, Singapore, Sri Lanka, and Thailand.