[Event Report] HGPI Special Seminar “WHO Healthy Cities and the Rise of Compassionate Communities: A necessary public health correction” (October 27, 2023)
Where did the concepts and global policies relating to compassionate communities and cities come from? Why is the concept of compassionate communities important in 21st century epidemiology, public health policy development, and current civic and social institutional changes?
Health and Global Policy Institute (HGPI), in collaboration with the General Incorporated Foundation Orange Cross, was honored to have invited Prof. Allan Kellehear, a leading expert on compassionate communities, to deliver a lecture.
The World Health Organization’s Healthy Cities policy and the global palliative care delivery system are said to be limited in their ability to directly serve the elderly with many comorbidities in today’s society.
Compassionate community is a concept that is attracting worldwide attention as a possible solution to this situation.
In this presentation, first, the international policy background that led to the emergence of compassionate communities were explained. The presentation then outline the key policy and practice strategies adopted by compassionate communities/cities, highlighted emerging trends in health and social care and the evolution of the international profession, and discussed the correction required in public health.
■ Archive movie (1:28:53)
- Speaker: Prof. Allan Kellehear, PhD., FAcSS (Clinical Professor, University of Vermont, USA)
- Facilitator: Prof. Satoko Hotta (Professor, Graduate School of Health Management of Keio University/ Board Member, Health and Global Policy Institute)
- Date & time: Friday, October 27, 2023; from 10:00 to 12:00 JST
- Format: Onsite (no live broadcasting), archive will be available at later date
Global Business Hub Tokyo, Grand Cube 3F, Otemachi Financial City, 1-9-2, Otemachi, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo
- Languages: Japanese and English (consecutive interpreting by Ms. Kayoko Shigematsu)
- Fee: Free
- Capacity: 100
- Co-hosts: Health and Global Policy Institute /General Incorporated Foundation Orange Cross
Prof. Allan Kellehear, PhD., FAcSS (Clinical Professor, University of Vermont, USA)
Professor Allan Kellehear is a Clinical Professor at the University of Vermont, USA. His specialty is public health and end-of-life care. He obtained a Ph.D. in Sociology from the University of New South Wales, Australia. He also held positions as a professor at La Trobe University, Australia, a visiting professor at the University of Tokyo, a professor at the University of Bath in the UK, a professor at Dalhousie University in Canada, a professor at Middlesex University in the UK, and a professor at the University of Bradford in the UK. He is also a fellow of the Academy of Social Sciences in the UK (FAcSS).
Prof. Satoko Hotta (Professor, Graduate School of Health Management of Keio University/ Board Member, Health and Global Policy Institute)
Professor Hotta holds a PhD in International Public Policy. After graduation, she served as a project associate professor at the University of Tokyo’s Institute of Social Science and a visiting professor at Utrecht University.
Co-translated Compassionate Cities: Public Health and End-of-Life Care, authored by Allan Kellehear (2022), published by Keio University Press. The councils she has been involved in include the Caregiver Fee Subcommittee, Welfare Division of the Social Security Council, and the Policy Evaluation Council.
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