Thursday, April 21, 2011

[EQ] Confrerence: Public Health and Welfare

Public Health and Welfare

Conference Welfare Development and Health

Copenhagen, Denmark - 10 - 12 November 2011

The European Public Health Association (EUPHA), The Association of Schools of Public Health in the European Region (ASPHER) and The Danish Society of Public Health (DSOP)


“……Public health contributes to welfare by means of health promotion, health protection, disease prevention and health services. Such interventions represent investments in a better health and better life for populations – a contribution to welfare. At the same time, they contribute to a healthy labour force.


The concept of welfare is usually associated with satisfying basic human needs, such as having food, shelter, education, work, economic income etc. Often health is included in the concept of welfare. Nations having the economic ability and economic will to safeguard these needs for broad groups in society are often called welfare states.


The reverse relationship between welfare and health is also a well documented historic fact. In particular wealth and economic well-being is one of the determinants of health, but this holds for other aspects of welfare as well – material as well as immaterial.
During Copenhagen 2011 we intend, through keynote lectures, to give examples of the mutual relationship between Public Health and Welfare – Welfare Development and Health.


We are looking forward to the following invited Keynote speakers who will focus on these themes in connection with the main focus of “Public Health and Welfare”.


·         European Welfare Systems including Public Health and Health Care
 – overview and comparative research, (Gösta Esping Andersen, Spain).

·         Reducing inequality in health in Europe – progress in policies?
(Michael Marmot, UK – John Dalli, EU – Zsuzsanna Jakab, WHO).

·         World economic crises, investments and health.
Are our welfare systems resistant towards deteriorating health when economic crises take place? (Erio Ziglio, WHO).

·         Focus on the elderly population in Europe.
The contribution of preventive and curative health services to health, quality of life and welfare of the elderly population
(Tom Kirkwood, UK).

·         Regulating health by food – the role of the food industry, comparable to the tobacco industry
(Kelly D Brownell, USA).

·         Using individually linked population-based registers in research focusing

·         On the interrelationship of health and welfare – Scandinavian approaches and experiences
(Jørn Olsen, Denmark – Camilla Stoltenberg, Norway – Olle Lundberg, Sweden – Elina Hemminki, Finland).

·         The Danish “flexicurity model” for labour market policy and social policy
(Mogens Lykketoft, Denmark).

·         Global health as seen from a European perspective
– the welfare orientation of public health education in Europe (ASPHER)


Please note the deadline for the submission of abstracts: 1 May, 2011.




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