Centre for Public Health, Liverpool John Moores University, UK
The Centre for Public Health is a vibrant research and teaching community working at a local, regional, national and international level. Influencing health service design and delivery, as well as health related policy, CPH’s research has been at the forefront of the development of multi-agency strategies to promote and protect public health. CPH turns information and data into meaningful and timely intelligence. The organisation specialises in applied research and educational programmes addressing health issues at all levels from policy development to service delivery. CPH is committed to a multi-disciplinary approach to public health and works in partnership with health services, local authorities, judicial bodies, environmental services and community groups.
CPH is a World Health Organization Collaborating Centre for Violence Prevention. As a Collaborating Centre we work with WHO to support work on the prevention of violence on an international basis; cooperating with other countries to reduce both the levels of violence they experience and the impacts such violence has on people’s health.
The CPH team organised the very first Club Health conference in 1997. Since then the Centre has delivered the conference throughout Europe and in Australia and the US.
The IREFREA network was founded in 1988 with experts from several European countries and it is one of the oldest professional drug networks. The Spanish group has had the scientific leadership of the different research projects since the group’s initiation. The areas covered by IREFREA include alcohol and drug prevention (research, evaluation and programme implementation) covering questions like risk factors, risky behaviours, related violence and programmes efficiency among others.
IREFREA members are very active in several professional and scientific arenas, having been invited to collaborate with organizations including EMCDDA, EC, NIDA, UNODC and the PNSD (Spanish National Plan on Drugs) and actively participate in networks such as Eurocare, EU-SPR, DC&D and The Civil Society Forum on Drugs.
ESEL (Nursing School of Lisbon), Portugal
Lisbon Nursing School (ESEL) results from the merging process of four former higher public nursing schools of Lisbon. It is an nonintegrated institution of the public higher education polytechnic system, being endowed with corporate entity and administrative, financial, scientific and pedagogical autonomy.
ESEL's mission is to be a center of creation, development, transfer and diffusion of culture and nursing science towards excellence and innovation, and inherited a vast unique cultural, scientific and educational patrimony. It has its own Research and Development (R&D) Unit of Nursing.
As a reference institution, at national and international level on nursing education, ESEL's grants training at all levels of Bologna study cycles (Licence, Master and PhD) focusing, among others, in the quality of the resources and its graduates. ESEL also promotes an academic environment for the development of the teaching-learning process, based on a close collaboration with health care institutions.