Financing Prevention in the Netherlands (virtual, in Dutch) - EuroHealthNet speaking

26 November 2020

Prevention is on everyone's agenda. Apart from the fact that the structural financing of prevention in the Netherlands is always a prevailing topic, this question is more topical than ever in sight of COVID-19.

Under the usual DSW kick-off, health insurers are announcing substantial premium increases to cover the shortfalls that have arisen within the ZVW. Municipalities complain that they can no longer manage the municipal budgets, mainly due to shortages in the social domain. The national budget is under pressure to support the economy, which is currently under great threat due to COVID-19, energy transition and climate. Is there still attention and room for structural funding for prevention? 

Who shows guts and leadership? Do health insurers have a responsibility, with a kind of 'duty to prevent' in this area?  Or is prevention a natural part of the GGD and should it be financed from general and municipal resources? And last but not least, what can be expected of the citizen himself as a civic duty in this area?

You can find the complete agenda can be found here.

Within the then applicable Covid-19 measures, participants can choose to be present on location at the Galgenwaard stadium in Utrecht or to follow the congress via livestream. Register here.

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