European Public Health Week 2022 (EuroHealthNet participating)
European Public Health Week – 16-20 May 2022
The next European Public Health Week’s theme is ‘Health throughout the life course’ and addresses everything that effects you throughout your life.
The European Public Health Week (EUPHW) aims to raise awareness about public health and promote collaboration among the public health community in Europe
Daily themes (in concept)
- 16 May: A healthy youth and health literate youth
- 17 May: Vaccination as key prevention strategy
- 18 May: Climate change affects our health
- 18 May: The role of urban planning on health and climate equity
- 19 May: No health without mental health
- 20 May: Building resilient health systems
17 May: Building stronger bridges between communities and health care systems to improve immunization equity – A RIVER-EU webinar
The RIVER-EU project’s (Reducing Inequalities in Vaccine uptake in the European Region – Engaging Underserved communities) European Public Health Week webinar will explore how to build stronger bridges between communities and health care systems to improve immunization equity. Involving communities with low vaccination rates is particularly important to increase trust, accessibility and acceptability of vaccination services and improve overall coverage rates. The RIVER-EU project (2021-2026) works with eight underserved communities across Europe to understand the facilitators and barriers they experience when accessing vaccination services, particularly for measles, mumps, rubella (MMR) and human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccines.
Speakers in this session will share their experiences establishing relationships with the community and discuss promising approaches to address vaccine equity and accessibility which may be transferable from one setting to another.
This event is for anyone involved in community care, especially for those interested in the health and wellbeing of children and adolescents, and underserved ethnic and religious minority communities.
18 May: The role of urban planning on health and climate equity (EuroHealthNet speaking)
As part of European Health Week 2022, EuroHealthNet will present on the role of urban planning on health and climate equity hosted by the Competence Centre on Climate and Health at the Austrian National Public Health Institute.
In the context of increasing urbanisation, the role of urban planning is gaining in importance. The design of urban living spaces offers solutions for future challenges: resilient cities not only aim to mitigate the impacts of climate change, but also positively influence the quality of life, housing, and recreation of urban population. In addition, it can be seen as a lever to promote health and reduce the impacts of pre-existing inequalities. Experts from Barcelona Institute for Global Health (ISGlobal), EuroHealthNet and Vienna Solutions will present flashlights on science, on practice and on policy to outline the triple-win potential of urban planning and share their experiences and know-how with interested urban, health and climate experts and practitioners.
The event is open to everyone interested: Please register here (no registration fees). Please note, that the event will take place online (zoom) only. The link will be sent out via e-mail prior to the event.