EuroHealthNet General Council Meeting and Annual Seminar - Madrid, Spain

04 June 2019 to 06 June 2019
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For the EuroHealthNet General Council Meeting 2019 Statement, click here.

The EuroHealthNet 2019 Annual General Council Meeting and seminar took place in Madrid, Spain from Tuesday June 4th to Thursday June 6th, hosted by our Spanish national member, the Ministry of Health, Consumer Affairs and Social Welfare.

Take action: the role of health professionals in addressing health equity

Seminar, Tuesday 4 June 2019 – Madrid. Open to all.

Report of the Seminar

Health professionals – as the front-line and face of the health system – are key actors in helping address health inequalities. How can their training and working environments support them to help people facing disadvantages live longer and healthier lives?

The Annual EuroHealthNet Seminar addressed these issues in relation to the wider public health and social workforce. Participants discussed and explored new solutions to tackling health inequalities, including integrated community-based approaches, adaptations to health professionals’ training, and good practice initiatives such as social prescribing. We also considered the need to collect and interpret data, helping to forecast health equity and disease burden trends. These topics are increasingly important as European societies – including health professionals – will need to adapt to rapid technological, economic, and demographic shifts which threaten to increase health inequalities.

Click here to view the agenda in English.

Click here to view the agenda in Spanish.



Ricardo Baptista Leite: The Importance of Equity and the Social Determinants of Health

Isabel González Anglada: Equidad en los Programas Formativos en España

Lorna Renwick: Equity in Health Professionals Training and Education in Scotland

Barbara Mangiacavalli: The Role of Nurses in Addressing Equity

Ainhoa Ruiz Azarola: Cómo abordamos los determinantes sociales de la salud en la formación de profesionales sanitarios desde la Escuela Andaluza de Salud Pública? Marieke Verschuuren: The Dutch Public Health Foresight Study 2018, A Healthy prospect

Jennie Popay: Reflections on role of health professionals in addressing health inequalities

Filippa Myrbäck: Open Comparisons in Public Health, A Report and a Practical Tool Package

Tim Elwell-Sutton: Reorienting health systems and system leadership skills for health professionals

Carme Borrell: Health inequalities in Barcelona, priorities in the last 4 years

Javier Segura del Pozo: Madrid, Ciudad de los Cuidados - Estrategia Barrios Saludables


General Council Meeting

5-6 June. Open to members, associate members, and observers.

For an updated programme of our General Council Meeting and seminar please click here.

During our Annual meeting we organised a brokerage/marketplace session, during which members were able to present one of their programmes/policies/projects, get feedback from other participants, and identify and partner-up with similar initiatives from elsewhere in Europe. We also provided an exhibition space for publications and other materials. 

Presentations from the General Council Meeting are available in the restricted member section of the website:

For the EuroHealthNet General Council Meeting 2019 Statement, click here