EuroHealthNet participates in the HealthEquity-2020 Final Conference

04 December 2015

Caroline Costongs will moderate a panel discussion 'Adopting evidence-based  approach  in  regional  planning  to  tackle  health  inequalities' during the conference HealthEquity-2020, on 4th December, in Brussels.

The  aim  of  the  conference  is  to  review  the  key  findings  in  the  context  of  the  emerging  EU policy and planning. The conference will  focus on challenges that EU regions face in seekingto tackle health inequalities through evidence-based action planning.

In  particular,  partner  regions  will  identify  immediate  benefits  they  have  from  the  project  and that  what  obstacles  remain  in  this  process.  Participants  will  discuss  how  to  maximise  impact of  action  planning  at  regional  level,  how  to  engage  decision  makers  in  the  planning  process, and  how  to  link  this  work  to  wider  regional  and  national  development  activities.  Financial resources  to  address  regional  priorities  will  also be  reviewed  with special  regard  to  Structural and Investments Funds and other alternative sources.

  • There is no registration fee.
  • Registration deadline is 23 November 2015.
  • For more information and to register, click here
  • You can find more information in the latest HE2020 Newsletter or at the website

Background of the conference

Dealing with health inequalities is not a new challenge. Yet, inequalities remain a constant problem despite improvements in data, knowledge, policies and interventions. Current thinking needs revising and the potential for integrated regional policies to help improve the population’s health need to be maximised.

By working with EU regions to bring available knowledge, data, and good practice into focus locally, the general objective of the HealthEquity-2020 project has been to assist regions to develop evidence-based action plans to tackle health inequalities. The project developed tools and a comprehensive action learning programme to assist regions to better understand and act upon: (i) where they are starting from (ii) where they want to get to in reducing health inequalities, and (iii) how to get there.