Report - Regions for Health Network Twentieth Annual General Meeting



10–11 October 2013, Cardiff, Wales, United Kingdom

From 10 to 11 October 2013, 44 participants from 19 countries and 20 regions met at the Twentieth Annual General Meeting of the Regions for Health Network (RHN), hosted by Public Health Wales in Cardiff. This was the first RHN Annual General Meeting in the Network’s new phase of development, characterized by the implementation of the European health policy framework, Health 2020, at regional level. The purpose of the meeting was to discuss the RHN workplan of activities for 2013 and 2014, as well as contribute to the collective decision-making process of the Network, share experiences, learn from colleagues and debate public health challenges. Understanding and knowledge were developed on how public health can influence key areas including: health, wealth and well-being; tackling inequalities at local, national and international levels; holistic approaches to wellness across the life-course; excellence in health services; and informing policy-making and practice.