Adopting a broader concept of health and well-being in the development of the Trentino health plan (2015–2025): a participatory process (2016)



2016, xi + 41 pages
ISBN 978 92 890 5166 8

In December 2015, the Autonomous Province of Trento, in Italy, adopted a strategic health plan for 2015−2025, broadening the concept of health and well-being in the Province from being solely cure related to encompassing the social, economic and environmental determinants of health. The process followed in developing the health plan, which filtered into all levels of government and society, enabled this shift.

The Trentino health plan addresses the challenge of the triple burden of disease: communicable, newly emerging and re-emerging, and noncommunicable diseases. It calls for governmental and nongovernmental institutions, civil-society organizations and the public to take mutual responsibility for community health and well-being, underlines the importance of health promotion and supports the adoption of the health-in-all-policies approach in planning at the provincial level. This case study focuses on the process followed in developing the plan, including government involvement, stakeholder participation and cross-sectoral collaboration, and describes the enabling factors and challenges experienced during the process.