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Addressing Health Inequalities in Europe: lessons learned and key messages from the Joint Action Health Equity Europe (EPH 2021, EuroHealthNet moderating)

10 November, 2021
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This event is a pre-conference of the 14th European Public Health Conference held on 10-12 November 2021.

Addressing Health Inequalities in Europe: lessons learned and key messages from the Joint Action Health Equity Europe
Wednesday, 10 November 2021
09.00 – 12.40

Organized by JAHEE: Joint Action Health Equity Europe


The JAHEE initiative, financed by the Third EU Health Programme 2014-2020, has represented an important opportunity for 24 European countries to work jointly to address health inequalities both in health status as well as in access to health and related social services.

The pre-conference offers an excellent opportunity for experts and researchers from various backgrounds to know more about the recommendations produced by JAHEE and the policy message that should be integrated in the policy agendas of different countries and at European level.

Health inequalities (HI) still represent a major challenge for policy makers across the world. The outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic has further exacerbated already existing HI between and within countries and created new ones with long term consequences which are still difficult to foresee. We now have a real chance to rethink which priorities should be put at the centre of the political agenda. What we have learned is that a global and cross-sectoral governance as well as policy mechanisms should be implemented to address HI and develop effective measures to remove those factors that favour structural inequalities of a society. National and international institutions working together can play key roles in both addressing existing inequalities and in reaching a more equitable response and recovery to the immediate and long-term impact of the COVID-19 pandemic.


The JAHEE Pre-Conference will be moderated by our Director, Caroline Costongs.

Find the programme here.

European Public Health Conference 2021 & EuroHealthNet’s involvement

The European Public Health Association (EUPHA) and the European Public Health Conference (EPH) are pleased to invite you to the 14th EPH conference. Co-chairs of the Congress are Anthony Staines and Regien Biesma-Blanco.

More information is available here.

EuroHealthNet organises and is involved in a number of sessions during the 2021 European Public Health Conference. Find more information here.

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