First meeting of the European Health Policy Forum for High-Level Government Officials
Andorra la Vella, Andorra, 9–11 March 2011
The objectives of the meeting are:
•to define how the Forum can support the Health 2020 process;
•to present the overall purpose, key objectives and process of Health 2020;
•to garner advice on specific issues, including: the European action plan for noncommunicable diseases, the plan to strengthen public health capacity and services in
•to share experiences and strategies in implementing the Tallinn Charter: Health Systems for Health and Wealth, and assess the progress made so far.
Developing the new European policy for health – Health 2020
To consider the importance of adopting a “whole of government” approach to governance for health and health equity and a strengthened capacity of ministries of health to lead intersectoral policy processes and advocate for health equity in all policies; and • the need to create a movement for health and wellbeing, inspired by Health 2020, through a truly participatory process that will engage and connect with decision-makers and professionals at all levels, as well as with civil society
Interim report on implementation of the
assessing health system performance as a way of improving governance and accountability (chapter III); (ii) ensuring solidarity and health gain in times of financial crisis (chapter IV); and (iii) strengthening health systems impact through leadership of intersectoral action to improve health (chapter V). Chapter VI concludes the report, and offers perspectives on the lessons learned.
Strengthening Public Health Capacities and Services in
The paper proposes a set of ten horizontal essential public health operations (EPHOs), and sets out the core public health services within each of them. These will become the unifying and guiding principles for any European health authorities monitoring, evaluating or setting policies, strategies and actions for reforms and improvement in public health. The paper highlights the major avenues that the WHO Regional Office for
Assessing System Performance for Health Governance
Present initiatives which address the whole of the health system as scope of analysis (at the national, subnational or local level) and discuss how such approaches might support effective governance for better health outcomes
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