Global Health Promotion


Call for papers


Decolonizing knowledge, approaches and methodologies in health promotion


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Following the Tiohtià:ke Statement: Catalysing policies for health, well-being and equity, an outcome of IUHPE2022 World conference, decolonization encompasses the whole-of-the-society and involves global, regional, national and local levels of policy, governance, systems, and communities. It involves questioning and revisiting our worldviews, thinking patterns, governance, organizations and institutions, to include the diversity of traditions and knowledge.

GHP latest editorial On disrupting colonial assumptions in health promotion - Carlos E. Sanchez-Pimienta, 2023 discusses what decolonization in health promotion means and offers a personalized reflection on ways to further the inclusion of various knowledge traditions.

Now, we wish to move forward the discussion on decolonizing knowledge, approaches and methodologies in health promotion and offer a space for critical reflection and sharing experiences from various parts of the world.

We welcome contributions on knowledge systems, approaches, practice, and methodologies that integrate and centre diverse traditional, Indigenous and other local knowledge, values and worldviews in health promotion research and practice.

Contributions can be theoretical papers, case studies, research results, program evaluations, or commentaries.

Papers on the following topics highlighted by the IUHPE2022 Statement are particularly encouraged:

  • Approaches and methodologies to health, policy and practice integrating diverse traditional, Indigenous and local knowledge systems to promote health, health equity and well-being.
  • Wholistic approaches that recognize spirituality, culture, language, knowledge systems, and identity as vital parts of human health and health promotion.
  • Indigenous knowledge systems in the face of climate change and environmental challenges.
  • Trauma-informed approaches.
  • Culturally safe and culturally adapted approaches.
  • Nature-based approaches.
  • Research and evaluations that centre and value reciprocal relationships with communities in decision-making and leadership throughout the knowledge creation process.
  • Other topics are welcome!

Contributions can be submitted in English, French or Spanish, on the journal’s website, here:


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