National healthy cities networks in the WHO European Region. Promoting health and well-being throughout Europe (2015)



Edited by: Leah Janss Lafond
2015, vi + 128 pages
ISBN 978 92 890 5102 6
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National healthy cities networks form the backbone of the healthy cities movement in Europe. National networks overcome barriers to the local implementation of WHO-inspired and national policy frameworks by providing technical and strategic support to their city members, with the direct engagement of local politicians. Every national network has developed according to the unique needs of its member cities, its available resources and its cultural and legal framework. This book has two parts: the analysis of the multifaceted work and achievements of 20 WHO-accredited national networks and a profile of each of them, focusing on its organization, special features and achievements.