We help to disseminate the culture and practice of health prevention and promotion and we support actions for their sustainable development.
We provide access to robust and up-to-date documentation of the efficacy of public health projects and interventions through the Health in All Policies approach. We facilitate processes of knowledge transfer and exchange (KTE). We provide data, scientific evidence, regulations, models and tools, good practices and training courses for planning, managing, and evaluating health prevention and promotion interventions with an equity focus.
We provide Piedmont regional government and Local Health Units with the necessary scientific, methodological, and legal support for health promotion and prevention actions and strategies. In addition, we help decision makers and health practitioners to improve their skills through:
Our guiding principles are:
Our target audience is composed of people interested in individual and community health and well-being, particularly the stakeholders working at:
We provide users with knowledge and experience in the search for scientific evidence, factual data and legislation on health promotion and prevention topics. We assist users in formulating research questions, select the best evidence and analyze it. We support the activities of the Regional Health Prevention Plan with regard to documentation, we manage a specialist library and we train health professionals on privacy norms, the use of biomedical databases and factual data, and on evidence-based health promotion and prevention.
We manage the MATline database on cancerogenic agents and the Pro.Sa database on health promotion and prevention interventions, in collaboration with the area dealing with the support in plans and projects design.
Our activities aim to develop and experiment with methods and tools for sharing and exchanging evidence with different types of target audiences: health promotion professionals, stakeholders, and decision makers.
We provide users with skills and experience in health promotion and prevention communication. Our services include:
We manage Dors website (www.dors.it), the showcase for the Center’s activities and a regional-national channel for dissemination of documentation, projects, reviews, and quality data. In addition to managing the website, we also curate the content of the monthly electronic newsletter.
Since 2011 we are part of the Social Marketing Communication Network.
Support in plans and project design
We are a group of professionals with a background in the humanities and medicine. We provide consultancy and methodological support in designing plans, programs, and projects, in addition to creating workshops and training courses for health professionals and decision makers in different sectors. A characteristic of our approach is co-designing with the client, using learner-centered methodology, debate and peer evaluation.
Consistent with the subjects and models of health promotion and prevention and well-being, our activities involve:
We collaborate with Piedmont regional government, Local Health Units and hospitals, and other organizations throughout the region (Regional School Office, University of Turin, associations) and outside the region (ISS-CNESPS -Istituto Superiore di Sanità, National Center of Epidemiology, Surveillance, and Health Promotion, regional governments, health units, associations).
We provide general and executive secretarial services, management of Dors human and finance resources, administrative and organizational support of the activities and projects handled by Dors. We also prepare the related deliberations and administrative acts.
We provide the interface between organizations and people contacting Dors, the Direction, and the staff members who plan the activities for the different Areas.
We develop IT solutions that support our in-house activities and projects that involve other partners in other regions in Italy. In this way, we are able to ensure that users will find the DoRS website and its interactive components working properly. In addition, we send a monthly newsletter to registered users about website updates.
We provide the organizing secretariat services for training courses including procedures for ECM accreditation.