Advocating intersectoral action for health equity and well-being: the importance of adapting communication to concept and audience (2017)



2017, xi + 45 pages
ISBN 978 92 890 5229 0
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Factors that go beyond the responsibility of the health sector play a role in determining people’s health and causing inequities. To improve health and well-being and tackle inequities effectively, more stakeholders and non-health sectors of government need to be involved in the response. Communicating health information requires different approaches and strategies, according to both context and target audience. This is particularly important in advocating, and translating data for, intersectoral action for equity and well-being.

On 6–7 July 2016, the WHO European Office for Investment for Health and Development, Venice, Italy, of the WHO Regional Office for Europe, within the framework of the WHO Regions for Health Network, hosted a summer school in Ljubljana, Slovenia, to facilitate an exchange of experience in the translation and communication of health information and data for different target audiences. The Centre for Health and Development Murska Sobota, Slovenia, organized the event.