Commission on Health Prevention and Disease Prevention
About the commission on Health Promotion and Disease Prevention (HPDP)
In August of 2010, at the 11th World Leisure Organization’s international congress in Chuncheon, South Korea, a global meeting of the World Leisure Organization’s new commission on Health Promotion and Disease Prevention was convened. The commission developed a global vision, two primary outcomes for the commission, seven essential tenants, and an initial plan of work.
Outcomes of the HPDP Commission
Initiate ongoing global discussion about the evolving contribution of leisure to:
quality of life
healthier more livable and sustainable communities
Delineate actions that public-, non-profit, and private-sector agencies might take to:
develop leisure science
advance policies, programs, and professional preparation
demonstrate the efficacy of leisure services to improving human capacity and overall well-being
create healthier more livable and sustainable communities
Resolution of the HPDP Commission
Therefore, we call on the global community (governments, non-governmental organizations, corporations, businesses and private sector agencies) to directly engage in the process of defining, assessing, planning, implementing, monitoring, and evaluating the effects of leisure, recreation, and play on primary, secondary and tertiary prevention efforts.
Utilizing these tenants, the commission’s work will continue to focus on the factors that affect health and well-being, including the physical, intellectual, social, emotional, environmental and spiritual components of wellness.
1. Leisure is an essential element of the human experience.
2. Participation in leisure pursuits contribute to an individual’s health capacity.
3. Leisure engagement contributes to the health capacity of a community.
4. A lack of access to and/or participation in health-based leisure adversely affects an individual’s long-term health capacity.
5. A variety of factors influence the provision of leisure-related resources and opportunities for engagement.
6. The environment and human experiences are inextricably linked and significantly affect leisure experiences.
7. Governments, non-governmental organizations, and private sector entities must be engaged in the process of planning for, monitoring of, and advancing the roles of leisure, recreation, and play as deterrents to lifestyle-related illnesses and disease.
White paper PPT
Listing of Commission Executive Committee members
Call for Presentations
The Would Leisure Commission on Health Promotion and Disease Prevention (WLCHPDP) is pleased to invite abstract submissions for the 12th World Leisure Congress Rimini, Italy 2012. During the congress, a full day program will be organized with panels of group discussion, a series of short presentations, key individual presentations, as well as a session of poster presentations. Continuing upon the work of our previous work, abstracts should be in an area of study that enhances public health and prevents chronic illness or disease and or disabilities, including strategies that use health promotion and disease prevention initiatives. Abstracts will be considered for an oral and/or poster presentation. All accepted submissions (abstracts, papers, and select presentations) will have the potential to be posted on the commission web-site.
Program Title: Preventing lifestyle related diseases, illnesses, and disability: The leisure connection
Two major sections:
· Active Living: The leisure experience and public health
o There is growing evidence suggesting that there is a link between leisure experiences and public health. Active living appears to be central to creating a lifestyle that serves to enhance protective factors. The human/environment interaction also appears to be critical to well-being. Papers that pose seminal issues related to these topics are invited for submission. Of particular interest are papers that report research, but those who advance theory, present major issues that require investigation are encouraged as well. Papers should relate to strategies for preventing lifestyle related diseases & illnesses.
· Surveillance and management of healthy communities
o There is little evidence that leisure, recreation, play or tourism experiences are factors studied in ongoing public health surveillance. Papers that advance new paradigms for measuring the impact of community assets and affordances are encouraged. As well, the profession has few paradigms to effectively and scientifically manage a healthy community, especially those where public agencies are involved. Papers where data from studies are evident are strongly encouraged.
Abstract Length and Contents:
· A summary of the presentation written in English, and no more than 1000 characters in length (Times Roman 12pt font size).
· Include a working title, list of authors including agency/institution affiliation, contact information (not included in word count).
· Indicate the type of paper to be presented (1) results of research study; (2) advancing theory; (3) examination of major issue; (4) policy (5) evidence based practice; or (6) measurement issues.
· Please submit your abstract via email to firstname.lastname@example.org
· File formats: Please use either Microsoft Word (DOC) or Adobe Acrobat (PDF) format
· Submissions will be accepted until June 30, 2012. Those who have accepted papers for the WL Congress are encouraged to submit abstracts.
· Submitters will be received a confirm e-mail within 24 hours after your abstract was submitted. If you do not receive the confirmation e-mail, please contact with Dr. Kiboum Kim (email@example.com) who is the Planning Coordinator for the Commission on HPDP.
· All submissions will be evaluated by a panel of three leisure and public health scholars and professionals.
· Authors will be notified by e-mail before July 15th, 2012 as to whether the abstract has been accepted, rejected, or in need of revision.
· NOTE: Full submission of manuscripts will follow the Congress and be due by October 15, 2012.
※ An official language is English. Both oral and poster presentations will be presented in English.