As part of its strategic development plan 2014-2020, EuroHealthNet strives to keep health equity and the social determinants of health on the agenda and supports the European Union in its efforts to build a fairer and healthier future for all European citizens.
The Health for Growth Programme looks to build upon both the first public health programme (2003 – 2008) and the second public health programme (2008 – 2013), which have helped to deliver a number of developments and improvements. The third programme will focus on ‘Health for Growth’, and seek to strengthen and emphasise the link between a healthy population as a key driver for economic growth. The programme is geared towards actions with clear EU added value and that are in line with the Europe 2020 objectives of smart, sustainable and inclusive growth.
The general objective of the Health for Growth Programme is to work with the Member States to encourage innovation in healthcare, increase the sustainability of health systems, to improve the health of the EU citizens and to protect them from cross-border health threats. This programme focuses on fewer but more specific actions of proven EU added value that will deliver concrete results and respond to identified needs or gaps. The programme seeks to improve the way Member States cooperate in the area of health and to provide leverage for the reform of national health policies.
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