Global Programme on Health Promotion Effectiveness in Latin America

This project is part of the IUHPE Global Programme on Health Promotion Effectiveness.

The topic of evaluating and monitoring the effectiveness of health promotion policies and interventions has generated growing interest among policy formulators, managers, professionals, and other players involved in implementing health promotion actions, especially those aimed at social determinants of health and has been central to the IUHPE Global Programme on Health Promotion Effectiveness.

Evaluation methodologies / approaches in health promotion have become indispensable for measuring the success of interventions, in analysing local processes and contexts for policy formation and implementation, for linking theory and practice and for contributing to producing and advancing knowledge in the field of health promotion.

The work conducted in the Latin American Region aims to focus on the role of health promotion knowledge and practice for the improvement of the health system and quality of life in countries in the region within the context of growing inequalities in living conditions and opportunities, as equity remains a major challenge for effective change in the production of health at the national and global levels.


The work conducted in the Latin American Region included:

  • Courses on health promotion evaluation
  • Seminars on Health Promotion Effectiveness
  • A virtual training course on the evaluation of health promotion effectiveness that aims to develop learning/evaluation materials to strengthen the evaluation of health promotion initiatives in the region and to contribute to the production of valid and relevant information that is useful for decision-making
  • An Effectiveness Evaluation Model was developed and published: Linking surveillance system to effectiveness evaluation in Public Health and Health Promotion
  • Evaluation Cases from 5 Latin American countries applying the above Evaluation Model were developed and published


  • Center for Development and Evaluation Research of Public Health Policies, Programmes and Tecnologies - CEDETES
  • Fundación para el desarrollo de la Salud Pública Colombiana - FUNDESALUD
  • Facultad de Salud, Universidad del Valle, Cali, Colombia
  • Virtual Course public health effectiveness evaluation
  • Virtual course on Health Promotion Effectiveness
  • Virtual library on Health Promotion Evaluation