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.

Presentations & Videos

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

World News

  • Athens and Palermo: the most dissatisfied cities in Europe – analysis

    A new report on the perceptions of city life in the UK and Europe has mapped a portrait of satisfaction levels across the continent’s cities. Released on Wednesday by the Office for National Statistics and supported by the European commission, the 2012 Perception Survey interviewed roughly 49,000 people in 79 cities across Europe. People were asked their opinions on different aspects of their city – from the affordability of housing to the quality of the air.

    2014-07-25 |

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  • What the city can do to improve our health

    Where you live in a city defines how healthy you are. Often, we think of health in terms of hospitals and clinics: matters for the province to look after. Yet, the environment in which we live, work and play has an enormous impact on our health. No level of government has as much power to directly shape these factors as the city. Health is a city hall issue and in no area is this more obvious than chronic diseases like heart disease, diabetes and osteoporosis.

    2014-07-21 |

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  • OECD Analysis: Australia's Spending On Health Is Much Lower Than In The US

    Australia’s health spending is slightly lower than the average of developed countries but is well below that of the United States, according to analysis by the OECD (Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development). Total health spending accounted for 9.1% of GDP in Australia in 2011-2012, slightly lower than the average of 9.3% in OECD countries in 2012.

    2014-07-03 |

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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
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CHI featured video

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