The TFU four year action plan was carried out in three action groups - Advocacy, Synergy & Good Practice and Evaluation. We invite you to download and read the final overall report as well as the individual reports on the work, activities and achievements for each sub group.
We wish to acknowledge and thank all who have contributed to the work of the taskforce over the past 5 years.
Ann O’Riordan,TFU Lead and Coordinator
KEY FINDINGS AND RECOMMENDATIONS
Collaboration: It works and does support change
Next steps: Develop new actions under MoU to further strengthencollaboration between HPH & ENSH-Global
Implementation: tobacco control in health services is best undertaken from a holistic (whole organisation and whole person) perspective.
Next steps: synergy is strong between HPH and ENSH-Global concepts andstandards. Implementation of tobacco control policies are strengthened when both concepts and standards are implemented together
Advocacy : Health professionals (all levels) are interested in advocating for a tobacco free society. If stimulated and support are willing to commit and engage in tobacco free activities.
Next steps: Renew advocacy efforts to support health professionals (alllevels) to influence the health/tobacco political process! USE social media andnew technologies to gain greater visibility and more powerful outcomes
Good practice: Transfer of good practice can best be achieved in a structured "sharing and learning" process. The ENSH-Global GOLD Forum Process and Event has proved to be an extremely effective platform for the recognition and transfer of good practice.
Next steps: Promote sharing and learning on the implementation of effective tobacco control strategies in future ENSH-Global GOLD Forum Process.
Evaluation: Performance indicators are supportive aspects in evaluation processes. 12 performance indicators and 6 key performance indicators have been identified through a consensus process.
Next steps: Utilization of the key performance indicators with (HPH and ENSH-Global). Advocate on international and national levels for the integrate the key performance indicators within national indicator sets.
On Thursday 23rd May at the 21st International HPH Conference, TFU formally transitioned for continued collaboration between HPH and ENSH-Global under the signed MoU (attached) at the final open taskforce meeting in Gothenburg. Core taskforce members without whom the TFU achievements would not have been possible:
Sibylle Fleitman (Germany, Lead for the Advocacy sub group), Christa Rustler (Germany, TFU Lead 2008-2010 and Lead for the Synergy and Good Practice sub group), David Chalom (Sweden, Lead for the Evaluation sub group), Miriam Gunning (Ireland), Esther Carabasa (Spain, Communications ENSH-Global), Simone Tasso (Italy,Vento HPH Network), Brith-Marie Delander (Sweden, Tobacco Group Coordinator for the Swedish HPH Network), Gry Kjevik (Norway, HPH Network), Dr.Esteve Fernandez (Spain,ENSH-Global Chair), and Dr. Shu ti Chiou (Taiwan,HPH Governance Board Chair).
You can keep participating on the TFU Facebook Group. See you there!