The practice platform is currently working on three projects.
Health4LGBTI: Reducing health inequalities experienced by LGBTI people
This pilot project will increase our understanding of how best to reduce specific health inequalities experienced by lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgendered and intersex (LGBTI) people, focussing in particular on overlapping inequalities stemming from discrimination and unfair treatment on other grounds (e.g. older, younger, refugee, immigrant, disability, rural, poverty).
VulnerABLE: Improving the health of those in isolated and vulnerable situations
This European initiative shall increase our understanding of how best to improve the health of people who are living in vulnerable and isolated situations across Europe.
EU Compass for Action on Mental Health and Wellbeing
EuroHealthNet is a partner in the Mental Health Policy consortium which is organising the further development and implementation of the ‘EU Compass for Action on Mental Health and Wellbeing’. Between 2015-18 the EU Compass will be further developed into a revised web-based mechanism to collect, exchange and analyse information on policy and stakeholder activities in the field of mental health and wellbeing. In this context, the key roles of the Consortium will be to:
1) collect information on policies, good practices, ongoing developments in EU Member States;
2) engage with stakeholders throughout Member States and among non-governmental actors, raising their awareness and seeking their support and endorsement of scientific-based consensus papers through national and European meetings and activities; and
3) widely disseminate the activities and information in the Compass to reach a greater number of stakeholders which should become an operational tool for stakeholders and the EC
In consultation with DG Sanco and CHAFEA seven topics have been identified and will be addressed by the Consortium. These are:
1. Prevention of depression and promotion of resilience
2. Provision of more accessible mental health services
3. Provision of community-based mental health services
4. Prevention of suicide
5. Mental health at workplace
6. Mental health in schools
7. Building integrated approaches for governance
The project is complementary to the Joint Action for Mental Health and Wellbeing.
The INHERIT project is managed by the Research platform.
Past projects have covered:
- Active and healthy ageing and age friendly environments
- Health Literacy
- HIV prevention
- Implementing Health in All Policies
- Initiatives to stimulate action on social and economic determinants of health
- Action to Reduce health Inequity Via 1) Early childhood development, 2) Realising fair employment, and 3) Social protection. (DRIVERS)
- scenarios of sustainable lifestyles in 2050
- social gradients in health inequalities among families and children