Report of the 8th Meeting of the European Advisory Committee on Health Research (EACHR )(2017)



8–9 May 2017, Copenhagen, Denmark

The European Advisory Committee on Health Research (EACHR) reports directly to the World Health Organization (WHO) Regional Director for Europe. Its purpose is to advise on the formulation of policies for the development of health research; review the scientific basis of selected regional programmes; advise on new findings on priority public health issues and evidence-based strategies to address them; and facilitate the exchange of information related to research agendas and evidence gaps. The Committee held its eighth formal meeting in Copenhagen, Denmark, on 8–9 May 2017. It offered advice on a range of research topics, including big data, childhood obesity, immunization, antimicrobial resistance, implementation research, the cultural contexts of health and well-being, migration and health, and mental health. It reviewed the implementation of previously agreed actions, and put forward new recommendations and action points. The Committee also identified key issues for future consideration, including value-based health care and work on the developmental origins of health and disease and the life-course.