Health Promoting Hospitals (HPH) is an international network of more than 800 health care subjects. The HPH initiative is based on an idea of a hospital being an appropriate place not only to treat illnesses, but also to actively promote health. It aims to improve the quality and safety of health care via specialized interventions targeting a few key areas, such as tobacco and other dependences, physical activity, psychological support, or patient-professional communication. Activities are oriented toward both patients and hospital staff and use only methods of evidence-based medicine. To facilitate programme implementation and evaluation, the hospital quality goals are summarized in five HPH standards. The present paper informs about the seminar for HPH coordinators in Czech Republic as well as about the WHO HPH Autumn School 2011 held in Prague.