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Capacity Building

Helping build capacity for behavioural and cultural insights across the region is important. This page aims to highlight the best courses and resources that can be applied at the country level, to help inform a BCI approach to improving health and well-being.


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WHO Online training on Behavioural and Cultural Insights

The WHO Regional Office for Europe has developed a set of online training modules on BCI aimed at strengthening the understanding and knowledge of BCI-related theories, methods and application in practice across health programmes in the region.

The online training is offered to staff from health authorities in the WHO European Region.

If you have signed up for the WHO online training on BCI taking place on 7th-22nd March 2022, please click the 'Enter Learn BCI' button below.

The online training will be offered on an ongoing basis. The next training is planned to take place in April and May 2022

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Arts, Culture and Heritage: Understanding their complex effects on our health

RSPH and University College London (UCL), supported by the MARCH Network, have developed this course to increase knowledge and understanding of how community resources, including arts, culture and heritage activities can improve our physical and mental health and wellbeing.

In the last decade, researchers have increasingly focused on how community resources, or 'assets,' can protect and enhance health and wellbeing. These assets can be mobilised to improve individuals' health, known as an asset-based approach to health.

Assets are wide-ranging. They are the resources, skills and knowledge of individuals, community and voluntary associations, public and private organisations, and physical environments. They include libraries, writing groups, archives, gardens, exercise classes, sporting events, volunteering and charitable groups, and community organisations such as youth services, trade unions, and religious groups. 

There are an estimated 1 million assets within communities in the UK, ranging from theatre societies to community gardens. 

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    Cancer Prevention Unit from Ipatimup (Institute of Molecular Pathology and Immunology of the University of Porto), supported by Belmiro de Azevedo Foundation, “La Caixa” Foundation and Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation, have developed this course to increase knowledge and understanding of 1) the most impactful risk factors for cancer and other non-communicable diseases – smoking, alcohol, overweight, UV exposition and HPV infection, 2) preventive behaviors – diet, physical activity, HPV vaccination,  and 3) early cancer detection – screenings, self-exams, family history of cancer and warning signs.

    The course is designed to be explored both in the classroom and/or online, making it suitable for presential and distance learning, and is organized in 10 independent modules that allow teachers to adapt the course to their students. Each module includes episodes of the 2’ Life changing minutes series, educational videos, and hands on activities, creating a pedagogical approach based on active learning principles.