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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President of Romania underscores importance of taking action on environment and health during high-level policy dialogue

During a recent workshop and policy dialogue in Romania, high-level participants emphasized the growing importance of health in all policies and stressed the urgency of taking action in many areas of environment and health for the benefit of present and future generations.

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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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