Health 2020: the European policy for health and well-being

Health 2020 is the new European health policy framework. It aims to support action across government and society to: “significantly improve the health and well-being of populations, reduce health inequalities, strengthen public health and ensure people-centred health systems that are universal, equitable, sustainable and of high quality”.

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The former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia plans 3 regional workshops on its National Health 2020 Strategy

The WHO Country Office will support the Ministry of Health in organizing 3 subregional conferences between September and November 2016 as the country continues to implement its National Health 2020 Strategy using its framework “Together for Health for All”.


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Strategic objectives

  • Reducing health inequalities
  • Improving governance for health


Taking a participatory approach to development and better health. Examples from the Regions for Health Network (2015)

This publication documents the experiences of participatory approaches for development and better health taken by Region Skåne (Sweden) and three other regions, described in case studies.

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Priority areas

  • Life-course approach
  • Burden of disease
  • Health systems
  • Resilient communities
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The journey

Video: From Ottawa to Health 2020