211667 Health Planning Training for Teachers Quality of Life, Work, and Health Research

Monday, November 9, 2009: 3:15 PM

Carmen Gallardo, MD , Health Sciences, Universidad Rey Juan Carlos, Madrid, Spain
Ana Martinez, PhD , Social Sciences, Universidad Rey Juan Carlos, Madrid, Spain
Cecilia Peņacoba, PhD , Psychology, Universidad Rey Juan Carlos, Madrid, Spain
Josefa Ippolito-Shepherd, PhD , Public Health Scientist, Independent Professional, Washington, DC
The present work is being carried out within the Healthy University Program at the Universidad Rey Juan Carlos, in Spain. The creation of healthy surroundings that support health and well-being is a central objective noted in the Ottawa Charter (1986) for Health Promotion. Surroundings, from a holistic perspective, make reference to a series of environmental, organizational, and personal factors within the context where people live and develop their daily activities. From this perspective, any other external and internal factors that do not fit this comprehensive approach to health and well-being can be a risk factor for illness and disease for the people exposed to them. For a positive and healthy vision, the present work is directed to the qualities that are needed for comprehensive and integrated programs to promote health and well-being. From this perspective, different protective and promotional projects have been developed to promote health in specific surroundings. Our target is the university setting. The university is a special setting to work as it is a work center, an educational center and, in addition, it is a research institution, which is of special relevance since it investigates and it guarantees the advance of our society through the formation of the new professionals. In this context, the present work is in line with other universitiesʼ work that are in the process of developing Health-Promoting Universities and which are carrying out similar research. This presentation includes the results of an evaluation carried out with 427 professors of the University Rey Juan Carlos (Madrid, Spain) regarding their level of satisfaction, associated symptomatology, perception of stress, distribution of time, and quality of life in general. The average age of the participants was 38 years old and the distribution by sex is almost similar (55% men, 45% women).

Learning Objectives:
At the end of the presentation, the participants will be able to describe on-going teaching and research activities in Spain.

Keywords: Health Promotion, International Health

Presenting author's disclosure statement:

Qualified on the content I am responsible for because: Advanced academic studies and extensive pertinent profesional experience
Any relevant financial relationships? No

I agree to comply with the American Public Health Association Conflict of Interest and Commercial Support Guidelines, and to disclose to the participants any off-label or experimental uses of a commercial product or service discussed in my presentation.

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