Health policy

Health policy defines health goals at the international, national or local level and specifies the decisions, plans and actions to be undertaken to achieve these goals. An explicit health policy can achieve several things: it clarifies the values on which a policy is based; it defines a vision for the future, which in turn helps to establish objectives and the priorities among them; and it facilitates setting targets and milestones for the short and medium term.

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Day 3 highlights: Strategy on the health and well-being of men in the WHO European Region adopted

Why do men die prematurely, and what can be done to change this? And how do we advance public health to meet future societal needs? The Region now has stronger tools to answer these questions, following today’s adoption of the Strategy on the health and well-being of men and a 10-point action plan on public health.

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Video: From Ottawa to Health 2020


Video: Health 2020


National healthy cities networks in the WHO European Region: Promoting health and well-being throughout Europe

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.

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