Quality of life is a broad ranging concept that encompasses a number of various domains such as jobs, housing, schools, environment, health, culture, values, and spirituality. It includes subjective evaluations of both positive and negative aspects of life. WHO defines quality of life as an individual’s perception of their position in life in the context of the culture and value systems in which they live and in relation to their goals, expectations, standards and concerns.
The effort to improve the quality of life can not be done only by the health sector alone. Multi-sectoral colaboration is needed to achieve equitable development in various sectors in improving quality of life. Therefore, in this 57th MILAD UAD series, we will hold an international conference with the theme “Improving Quality of Life through Multisectoral Collaboration” which invite speakers from UAD and abroad. We will have presentation, discussion, workshop, paper and poster presentation in various aspects that play a role in determining quality of life, such as the role of government in regulating policies to improve quality of life, promoting breastfeeding, education, domestic violance, life skills, stress management, poverty and inequality, and many others.
I hope this conference will stimulates both our understanding and skills related to quality of life. On behalf of the organising committee, I would like to extend a warm invitation to all our colleagues to join us at this event.
The committee looks forward to meeting you in Yogyakarta, Indonesia.
Welcome to the 4th Universitas Ahmad Dahlan Public Health Conference (UPHEC) 2018!
Nurul Qomariyah, MMedEd
Health Promotion Department
Faculty of Public Health, UAD