CHI 2013

The 2nd CHI conference was a great success. The theme for the conference was “Creating healthy places for health futures”, and the presentations examined current policy and practice in relation to public health and wellbeing in cities along with consideration of the future challenges.

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CHI 2014 - Amsterdam

This third International City Health Conference, hosted by AIDS Foundation East-West (AFEW) and the Trimbos Institute, organised by Knowledge•Action•Change, will take place over two days, at the Casa 400 Hotel, in Amsterdam, on 3rd and 4th November 2014.

Overview  Programme

CHI 2014 Speakers

  • Ingrid Bakker

    Ingrid Bakker combines her research and educational tasks as associate Professor ‘Healthy City’ at the Windesheim University of Applied Sciences with her role as JOGG coach (Youth at a Healthy Weight) for Dutch local governments. As associate Professor she is Read More
  • Martine Bouman

    Martine Bouman, Ph.D., is scientific director of the Center for Media & Health. She is an associate professor at the University of Twente in Netherlands and guest lecturer of various (inter)national universities. Her research interests are Entertainment-Education, Popular Communication, Persuasion Read More
  • Udi Davidovich

    Dr. Udi Davidovich is a social and clinical psychologist. He works at the Amsterdam Public Health Service in association with the University of Amsterdam, the Academic Medical Centre as a senior researcher and head of the unit for Online Research Read More
  • Qamil Dika

    Qamil Dika is Health Advisor of Tirana Mayor. He is a physician who is currently pursuing a PhD in the field of public health with a focus on "Policy and Decision-Making. He has participated in several international conferences, where he Read More
  • Geoff Gallop

    Professor Geoff Gallop was a Rhodes Scholar who was awarded a doctorate in political science from Oxford University in 1983. He was a Member of Parliament for twenty years including ten years as party leader and five years as the Read More
  • Peter Hennephof

    Peter Hennephof is General Director of the Dutch Custodial Institutions Agency (DJI). As the detention specialist, DJI has various types of institutions for different categories of inmates and patients. Before becoming General Director at DJI in 2011, Peter Hennephof served Read More
  • Lee Knifton

    Lee Knifton is Reader and Co-Director of The Centre for Health Policy, within Strathclyde University International Pubic Policy Institute. He has considerable practical experience working in the National Health Service and the Voluntary Sector in mental health, addictions, prisons and Read More
  • Iryna Nerubaieva

    Iryna Nerubaieva is a Project Manager at the International Charitable Foundation “AIDS Foundation East-West”, Ukraine. She coordinates projects targeting the most at risk populations, including children and youth, manages work with law enforcement officers to reduce stigma and discrimination towards Read More
  • Joop ten Dam

    Joop ten Dam is professor of Healthy Cities at the Windesheim University of Applied Sciences. He is member of the board of Zwolle Healthy City and has over thirty years of experience in research, policy, practice and education on the Read More
  • Ingrid van Beek

    Ingrid van Beek is a public health and addiction medicine physician who has been the Director of the Kirketon Road Centre (KRC), in Sydney’s Kings Cross for the past 25 years. KRC’s integrated primary health care service is recognised as Read More
  • Anke van Dam

    Anke van Dam began her career as a general practitioner near Rotterdam, providing care to many immigrants from Turkey and Morocco. She then moved from the clinical setting and began working on issues related to sexual health and HIV as Read More
  • Yolanda van Doeveren

    Yolanda Doeveren from 2006 to 2012 was manager of the department of Public Mental Healthcare and Addiction at the Municipal Health Service of the city of Utrecht, where she was responsible for the local policy and implementation of the care Read More
  • Marije van Koperen

    Marije van Koperen is researcher and a PhD candidate at the Department of Health Sciences at the VU University in Amsterdam, the Netherlands. Marije her studies focus on evaluation-methodologies of community-wide intervention approaches and its facilitating and prohibiting factors. Her Read More
  • Arnoud Verhoeff

    Arnoud Paul Verhoeff (1960, epidemiologist)  is head of the department of Epidemiology and Health Promotion of the Public Health Service Amsterdam, the Netherlands, since 1996. Before  that he was working for ten years as staff member of the department of Read More
  • Daniel Wolfe

    Daniel Wolfe is Director of the International Harm Reduction Development (IHRD) program at the Open Society Foundations, which works in Eastern Europe, Asia, Africa and the Americas to support the health and human rights of people who use drugs. Prior to Read More
  • Natalia Shumskaia

    Shumskaia Natalia is a representative of AFEW Network and works for Public Foundation "AIDS Foundation East-West in the Kyrgyz Republic". She started her career in HIV-preventative programs in 1998 in the capacity of psychologist and outreach workers in MSF "Sex Read More
  • Catherine Hankins

    Catherine Hankins CM MD PhD is Deputy Director, Science at the Amsterdam Institute for Global Health and Development, University of Amsterdam and an Honorary Professor at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine. Formerly the Chief Scientific Adviser to Read More
  • Gerda van 't Hoff

    Gerda van 't Hoff - Custodial Institutions Agency of the Ministry of Security and Justice in The Netherlands. She started her career a as a nurse (1979) and graduated in sociology (1993) and criminology (1994) at the University of Amsterdam. She is Read More
  • Michel Kazatchkine

    Professor Michel Kazatchkine, UN Special Envoy for HIV/AIDS in Eastern Europe and Central Asia, has spent the past 25 years fighting AIDS and working to improve global health as a leading physician, researcher, advocate, policymaker, diplomat and administrator. He attended Read More
  • Steven van de Vijver

    Since 2011 Steven van de Vijver is the Director of Urban Health at the Amsterdam Institute for Global Health and Development. In addition he works as a Senior Research Officer at the African Population Health Research Center (APHRC) in Kenya Read More
  • Alex Feis-Bryce

    Director of Services - National Ugly Mugs Scheme. After graduating from Manchester University, Alex worked as a senior researcher in the House of Commons for six years and was also selected to be Labour Party Parliamentary Candidate for Macclesfield. Alex started Read More
  • Neil Quinn

    Neil Quinn is a Reader in Social Work and Social Policy and Co-Director of the Centre for Health Policy, University of Strathclyde. Neil has 20 years’ experience in social work, community development and public health and has a specific interest Read More
  • Talgat Mambetov

    Talgat Mambetov is the Head of Monitoring & Evaluation department at National AIDS Center (NAC) in Kyrgyz Republic since 2012.  He started to work at NAC at 2011 as a pediatrician.  He and his department have prepared Global AIDS Report Read More
  • Katherina Martin Abello

    Katherina Martin Abello, head of I.COM (Innovation Center of Mental Health & Technology) of the Trimbos Institute in The Netherlands. “Mental health care accessible to everyone also through Internet” is what Katherina wants to achieve with the e-Mental Health programs Read More
  • Odile Smeets

    Odile Smeets is working as project leader e-health at the Innovation Center Of Mental Health and Technology (I.COM) at the Trimbos Institute. She is involved in the development, research and marketing of online help projects and programs in the field Read More
  • Linda Waldman

    Linda Waldman, is a fellow based at the Institute of Development Studies, University of Sussex.  As a social anthropologist, her research has focused on diverse dimensions of poverty, and the related issues of gender, civil society, and identity. She has Read More
  • Fransje van der Waals

    Fransje van der Waals, MD PhD. From 1987-2000 Fransje van der Waals was assistant professor and head of the Women’s Health Studies Department, Academic Medical Center, and University of Amsterdam. In 2001 Fransje van der Waals accepted a part-time appointment Read More
  • Cinzia Brentari

    Cinzia Brentari is an experienced programme manager, fundraiser and event organiser. She has worked on devising and managing European and international projects and networks in the social sector with particular attention to drug misuse, harm reduction, the criminal justice system Read More
  • Cisca Joldersma

    Cisca Joldersma, Custodial Institutions Agency (DJI), The Netherlands. Senior strategic advisor of the Custodial Institutions Agency and of a forensic care hospital in the Netherlands. She is manager of a project on reintegration of ex-prisoners that focuses on continuity of Read More
  • Rob Bovens

    Rob Bovens is a senior researcher at the Trimbos Institute, centre of Mental Health and Addiction in the city of Utrecht, but most time in a week he works as professor Prevention of Addiction and substance abuse in the Windesheim Read More
  • Manuel Carballo

    Manuel Carballo - Executive Director of the International Centre for Migration, Health and Development (ICMHD) in Switzerland. In 1986 he was one of the three-person team chosen to set up the WHO Global Programme on AIDS (GPA) and remained with GPA Read More
  • Pauline Oosterhoff

    Pauline Oosterhoff is a fellow at the Institute of Development Studies, Brighton. She has over 20 years of international experience in public health program management, research, M&E and training. She is a dynamic, creative professional with a PhD in medical Read More
  • Peter van der Linden

    In the years 2009-2013 he was Programme Manager coordinating all projects concerning CAN at the Netherlands Youth Institute. He lead a team of experts and advisory workers and coordinated the National implementation of the Regional Approach Tackling Child Abuse & Read More
  • Sophie Humphreys

    Sophie Humphreys – Lead Consultant on ‘The Pause’ worked for 10 years as a film producer and ran her own successful film production company until 1995. Following the birth of her first child Sophie made a radical change and re-trained as Read More
  • Georgina Perry

    Georgina has over twenty years of experience in health service development and associated research, training and consultancy in both the UK and internationally. She is recognised for her leadership, advocacy and pioneering approach to meeting the diverse range of needs Read More
  • Jaap Seidell

    Prof. Jaap Seidell was appointed as full professor (2002-present) and head of the Institute for Health Sciences (2003-2013) at the VU University in Amsterdam. Since 2013 he is appointed as one of the two distinguished ‘university professors’ at the VU University. Read More
  • Annemarie Jorritsma

    Annemarie Jorritsma (1 June 1950) has been Mayor of Almere, the fastest growing city in the Netherlands, since August 18, 2003. Prior to her service as Mayor, she was Minister of Transport and Water Management in the first cabinet of Read More
  • Iris Rosier

    Mrs. Iris Rosier, Project leader e-Health of I.COM (Innovation Center of Mental Health & Technology) of the Trimbos Institute in The Netherlands. “Enhance mental health by mixing knowledge and technology and make it universally accessible and useful through digital solutions.” that's Read More
  • Fatemeh Rabiee Khan

    Prof Fatemeh Rabiee BSc, MScPh, PhD, CertHEd, RPH Nutr, is a Professor of Public Health Promotion within the Faculty of Health, Education & Life Sciences, Birmingham City University, Birmingham- UK. She has experience of working in the UK, Netherlands and Read More
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World News

  • Study offers new insight into New Delhi's air pollution woes

    Following a study published this year of 1,600 cities across the globe, the World Health Organization (WHO) found that New Delhi had the world's highest annual average concentration of small airborne particles - higher than major Chinese cities. The tiny floating particles, measuring 2.5 micrometres or less in diameter, are hazardous because they can penetrate deeply into the lungs and cause respiratory and cardiovascular diseases.

    2014-12-10 |

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  • Big city health departments lead the way in improving population health

    The health departments of the nation's largest cities play a central role in developing innovative population health strategies for improving public health across the United States, according to a special January issue of the Journal of Public Health Management and Practice. "Indeed, cities are at the forefront in extending public health and social policy to realize changes in our environment abetting population health," according to a commentary by Lloyd F. Novick, MD, MPH, Editor-in-Chief of Journal of Public Health Management and Practice.

    2014-12-03 |

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  • Social housing designed for life

    As the Government announces €2.2 billion in capital investment for social housing over the next three years, and plans to deliver 6,700 units by 2017, questions of where, how, and what gets built have taken on a new urgency. [...] Recently, Urban Agency presented a study, Making Cities Work, quoting UN figures projecting a global increase in urban populations of 70 per cent by 2050, and our own CSO predicting an extra 350,000 people in Dublin alone by 2030.

    2014-11-26 |

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CHI featured video

AIDS: Global Progress, Local Challenges - Prof. Michel Kazatchkine at the City Health International Conference in Glasgow, 2013