EuroHealthNet: Making an Impact

Annual Report 2017-2018

Good health and wellbeing is a precursor to cohesion, stability, and prosperity. It is inseparable from social and economic conditions.

At EuroHealthNet our aim is to build heathier, fairer, and more sustainable communities, and to tackle health inequalities within and between European states. All our activities in policy, research, and practice are centred on this aim.

In recent years the EuroHealthNet Partnership has been reflecting on how to make the biggest impact in these areas. The conclusions of these reflections are detailed in this year’s Annual Report.

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Over the last twelve months, EuroHealthNet has been helping regional, national, and European institutions responsible for health to build capacities to improve health and reduce inequalities. We have supported organisations to collaborate – within and outside the health sector – to share knowledge about effective interventions. We have advocated for a health in all policies approach in which health promotion and the determinants of health are central. We have promoted the European Pillar of Social Rights. We have built evidence about the links between health, inequalities, and the ways in which we live, move, and consume.

What we do

EuroHealthNet is active in nearly every country in Europe. Our areas of work are diverse - over the last twelve months the topics we have covered include:

  • Children
  • Chronic diseases
  • Employment
  • Environment
  • European Pillar of Social Rights
  • European Semester
  • European Structural and Investment Funds
  • Gender inequality
  • Health for LGBTI people
  • health information systems
  • Mental health and suicide prevention
  • mHealth and digitisation
  • Migration and refugees
  • Nutrition
  • Physical activity
  • Social determinants of health
  • Sustainability of health care systems
  • Sustainable Development Goals
  • Vaccination
  • Vulnerable groups
  • WHO

EuroHealthNet is the leading Partnership for Health, Equity and Wellbeing in Europe, with key activities in policy, practice as well as research. Its unique focus is on reducing health inequalities through action on the social determinants of health, integrating sustainable development goals, and contributing to the transformation of health systems. Its main members are authorities and statutory bodies responsible for public health, health promotion and disease prevention at national, regional and local level.

EuroHealthNet is supported by the European Commission, through the EU Programme for Employment and Social Innovation (EaSI 2014-2020). This publication does not necessarily reflect the position or opinion of the European Commission.