Sustainable Development Approach to Health and Equity – EuroHealthNet Country Exchange Visit, Wales

27 June, 2016 - 28 June, 2016
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This Study Visit will be jointly hosted by EuroHealthNet and our member Public Health Wales and will take place in Cardiff, United Kingdom, on 27-28 June 2016 under the topic “Sustainable Development Approach to Health and Equity”. The WHO Regions for Health Network (RHN) will also take part in this study visit.

This study visit aims to discuss how to address social determinants of health and inequalities, and create sustainable and healthy environments thus protecting and improving the health and wellbeing of the present and future generations. Participants will discuss the role of legislation in enabling effective intersectoral action, the best strategies for measuring progress, and how to improve synergies between global, European, national and regional levels to reduce poverty and social exclusion.

Besides EuroHealthNet, Public Health Wales and RHN, this study visit will also count with the support and cooperation of the Welsh Government and the Welsh Future Generations Commissioner.

  • To showcase Wales policies, programmes, projects and initiatives related to sustainable  development, in particular the Wellbeing of Future Generations (Wales) Act 2015;
  • To place these policies and initiatives in the wider framework of European (including EU and  WHO EURO) strategic and policy developments; in particular to relate to the EaSI objectives and  the Health 2020 policy framework;
  • To demonstrate policy implementation / programme in action, i.e. organise field visit(s);
  • To provide a networking and discussion forum for sharing information and experiences among  participants, relevant to sustainability, equity, health and their social, economic and  environmental determinants;
  • To present other country’s or region’s policies and practices in the field;
  • To achieve and document learning in such a way that it is of practical use when they return to  their own country / region / organisation;
  • To support EuroHealthNet and the WHO RHN to learn more about its members’ policies, initiatives and programmes; to reinforce the networking, policy and advocacy programmes of  work; and to better take into account members’ needs and interests in its activities.

Find the report here. 

If you have any questions please contact Ana Oliveira

EuroHealthNet study visit are supported by the European Commission, through the Programme for Employment and Social Innovation (EaSI 2014-2020)

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