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 www.healthequity2020.eu
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.