Please see for more information.

Size: px
Start display at page:

Download "Please see www.epha.org for more information."

Transcription

1 EPHA response to the UCL Institute of Health Equity consultation on The Role of the Health Workforce in Tackling Health Inequalities: Action on the social determinants of health European dimension EPHA is the European Platform bringing together public health organisations representing health professionals, patients groups, health promotion and disease and injury specific NGOs, academic groupings and other health associations. Our membership includes representatives at international, European, national, regional and local level. EPHA's mission is to protect and promote public health in Europe. EPHA brings together organisations across the public health community, to share learning and information and to bring a public health perspective to European decision-making. We help build capacity in civil society participation across Europe in the health field, and work to empower the public health community in ensuring that the health of European citizens is protected and promoted by decision-makers. Our aim is to ensure health is at the heart of European policy and legislation. Please see for more information.

2 Introductory statement Health inequalities have been a problem for decades but in times of economic downturn and financial instability, the most vulnerable and disadvantaged people living in Europe experience the consequences of subsequent political choices stronger than other groups. With 23% of the European population living at risk of poverty or social exclusion, and ever more people being pushed into poverty, vulnerabilities, disadvantage and discrimination both in terms of opportunities and outcomes are on the rise. The conclusions of the 2008 final report of the World Health Organization s Commission on the Social Determinants of Health Closing the gap in a generation clearly stated that being healthy is not an individual choice but primarily a result of a toxic combination of poor social and economic policies as well as other policies that shapes the conditions that people are born into, grow up, live, and work in, and age. The report also stated that tackling health inequalities through addressing the social determinants of health should be taken outside the healthcare system. Nonetheless, as the health workforce is only too well aware of, action taken both within and outside the health sector - on the whole population and on individual level health outcomes - can be utilized to a greater benefit for all, particularly the most disadvantaged and vulnerable, taking every opportunity that health services offer to prevent diseases and promote health. Health workforce and healthcare systems have an important role to play in reducing health inequalities through systematic and effective action on the wider social context in which their customers are placed. By virtue of having unique access to the population, combined with trust and a well-recognised position in communities, health professionals are crucial points in the life course of individuals, both during illness and most importantly something that has not yet been fully explored - during the healthy stages of life as well. At the moment almost all European countries see a changing policy context in which health services and health staff are undergoing a radical reorganisation. Many social determinants of health-associated support services have either been downgraded, or else they have been changed, passed on to local authorities and their funding has been significantly cut. As witnesses of such cuts, health professionals can serve as providers of evidence on detrimental effects of the current financial situation on health inequalities. Actions taken from within the health sector would be most effective when aligned with broader and inclusive policies in all other areas that touch upon social determinants. The European Public Health Alliance (EPHA) believes that the University City London Institute of Health Equity (IHE) and the consultation on their report The role of the health workforce in tackling health inequalities: action on the social determinants of health can benefit from our expertise on the European policy-making context, its impact on crossborder, national and local level health sector work. As the biggest European Platform bringing together public health organisations including from the UK we represent a broad spectre of the public health community including health professionals, patient groups, health promotion and disease specific non-governmental organisations (NGOs), academic groupings and other stakeholders working at international, European, national,

3 regional and local level. Our diverse membership enables us to act as a change agent and to bring a public health perspective to European decision-making. We build up capacity in civil society participation across Europe in the health field, and we work to empower the public health community in ensuring that the health of all people living in Europe is protected and promoted by policy-makers so that other stakeholders are able to address the social determinants of health as their principle. In this light EPHA welcomes the opportunity to contribute to the consultation process on this report and would like to thank the UCL IHE for their interest in hearing the European perspective of health professionals role in reducing health inequalities. We will structure our response to follow the framework of the report itself, that is to say we will analyse three areas: 1. Health system, services and professionals in practice; 2. Health system, services and professionals in education; 3. Health system, services and professionals in relation to incentives, monitoring and directives. The text is to attempt to provide answers to the following questions: (Overall approach) 1. Do you agree that practice, education and incentives, monitoring and directives are the most important areas for action? 2. Can you identify any further mechanisms, not identified in the report that could be used to facilitate action on the social determinants of health by the health workforce? 3. Are there any activities or themes that feature in the report that you think should not? If so, please state. (Coverage) 4. Are there any activities or themes that do not feature in the report? If so, please could you give examples? 5. Are there specific health professional groups that do not feature adequately in the following report? 6. Do you have any examples of work that you do/are aware of on the social determinnats of health that we could share with stakeholders (via case studies in the report or our website)? If yes, please include in your consultation response. (Actions) 7. What action are you thinking of taking as a result of this report?

4 8. What would help you take action after reading this report? 9. Do you think you/professional groups would find the appendix illustrative example useful? (Dissemination and implementation) 10. How can the Report findings be most effectively disseminated and implemented? 11. What can the IHE do to improve the likelihood that its proposals will be adopted locally, nationally and internationally? 12. What do you think should be the priority actions the IHE should take following the publication of this report? 13. Any further comments?

5 The health sector s role in addressing the social determinants of health is significant, especially given the range of professions and responsibilities held in the areas of prevention and health promotion at the population level. EPHA believes that helping to create the conditions for individuals and communities at large to take control over their own lives, and enabling all children, young people and adults to make the most of their potential, as well as fostering healthy, cohesive and sustainable places that people regardless their health status are born into, grow up, live and work in, lies within the scope of practice of healthcare professionals. The extent of people s participation in community life, their involvement in service development and the special relationship between providers and users greatly contributes to people s well-being and improved health outcomes. Certainly, this cannot and should not be attempted to be achieved from a fragmented and silo approach to tackling health inequalities. On the contrary, the healthcare sector as a whole and the health workforce need to look beyond their boundaries, actively reaching out by working cross-sector and in partnership with other areas. As mentioned in the report, research has stressed a much needed shift from vertical disease-oriented initiatives and specific target groups towards a horizontal and holistic community-oriented approach, able to address multiple social determinants of health, and build social cohesion and trust. Partnership with communities especially disadvantaged ones is crucial in order to identify local needs and demands, develop solutions fitted to these local needs, i.e. locally accepted, owned and, as much as possible, also led. We would also like to emphasise the importance of advocacy and influencing policy from the healthcare sector in order to influence local, regional, national but also European and international policy and decision making, and to promote the European value of solidarity. As this can be undertaken in different ways e.g., on a patient basis, on behalf of communities and by professional bodies and associations the impact can be significant and extremely valuable. There is already a great deal of evidence showing that the health workforce can positively affect health determinants, which remain greatly out of reach for clinical actions. Importantly, the inclusion of advocacy skills at various political levels could be considered as an addition to medical courses and as part of continuous training of already practicing professionals. In the case of health professional associations active at European or national level, voicing the concerns of vulnerable groups, children, patients and all for whom maintaining health gains is at stake - should be considered written into their professional mandate. European and EU-oriented organisations members of the European Public Health Alliance such as the European Federation of Nurses (EFN), or the Royal College of Physicians (RCP) and the Royal College of Nurses (RCN) based in the UK, through their ongoing participation in public health networks and platforms (e.g., Diet Platform, Alcohol Forum, EU Health Forum) and in close collaboration with their national members deliver a great body of work of value to European policy-makers. Given the cycle of political influence across Europe, sooner or later these decisions also affect national-level policies. Therefore it is an asset for health professionals to be involved in the policy-making process at all stages of its design.

6 Through professional associations support to the social determinants of health dimension of EPHA s activities, their impact can also be seen in, e.g. social platforms and networks debating poverty, civil society and democracy. Given the breadth of public health issues, professional bodies can play a role in shaping and lending support to a variety of not traditionally health-considered subjects of European relevance, such as the Directive on Patients Rights in Cross-border Healthcare, the Audiovisual Media Directive, debates surrounding advertising to children and food intended for infants, and crucially also discussions on the EU Budget and public health spending, research and Innovation, etc. Collecting and using information is also very important in order to act on health inequalities and the social determinants of health of individual patients, as well as patients embedded in their broader community. However, there must be a proper consideration of data protection and ethical deliberations concerning sensitive and personal information. This relates to a great extent to ehealth and ICT technologies currently used or being scaled up in the health sector. Making referrals to initiatives and services of positive impact on the social determinants of health (including childcare and education, employment, housing, family support, nutrition), as well as greater utilisation of referrals to other health services in areas of particular importance for dealing with core factors of a healthy lifestyle, such as prevention and cessation of tobacco smoking and excessive alcohol consumption, physical activity and healthy diets. A fifth factor should be added here, which is a health-promoting and sustaining environment in collaboration with adequate services responsible for urban and rural settings at national, local or municipal levels. In a similar vein, as part of wider antipoverty and social exclusion action plans, primary community-based care organisations and services could offer advice about child, family and other welfare benefits or taxes, debt reliefs, food deprivation and others, from within the healthcare setting itself. Enabling and supporting people and communities to take control of their lives, promoting and reaffirming messages supporting early child development as the best start in life, promoting and working in line with the provision of fair and quality employment, as well as supporting and building up resilience of healthy, cohesive and sustainable communities and physical places should be integral to the work of health services professionals. All of these go well beyond disease management and fragmented, single lifestyle interventions. For as much as health service professionals can and do affect individuals, they have an extremely important role to play in being a change agent for the communities people live in. Apart from the mechanisms identified in the report, we believe in the added value of the following activities: - (coverage and actions) developing and implementing principles on child-friendly healthcare services that are applied by healthcare professionals, including health promotion and disease prevention activities (according to the Council of Europe s guidelines), - (coverage) participation of health professional advocates in the revision of the EU Directive on Professional Qualifications; increased harmonisation of practices across country-, regional-, national- and EU-level

7 - (coverage and actions) participation of health professionals in the proper implementation of the WHO Framework Convention for Tobacco Control, the WHO Global Code of Conduct on the Recruitment of International Health Personnel, as well as the WHO Code on Breastfeeding and Infant Foods (and baby milk formulas promoted in hospitals); - (coverage and actions) health professionals can also help promote specific public healthrelated aspects of maternity and paternal leave, advertising and marketing of food, drinks, tobacco, lifestyles, sin-taxes, poverty and social exclusion; - (coverage) healthcare services and health professionals can greatly improve people s social determinants of health by placing stronger attention to specific inequalities-driven issues of sexual and reproductive health and rights, gender-based violence, early years emotional and cognitive child development, child injuries, neglect and abuse, community-based physical, social and mental health care, parenting support and referring families to specific community initiatives; - (coverage and actions) in particular working with marginalised groups like ethnic minorities, Roma and traveller communities, the homeless and people suffering from mental illness, health professionals attitudes pertaining to the legal aspects of individuals (who may have an unregulated legal status and no health insurance coverage) can have a positive impact on the empowerment and health of individuals and communities. In this regard, cultural sensitivity and understanding of in-group values need to be included in the design and facilitation of social determinants of health-oriented activities. This requires empathy and the ability to grasp different viewpoints (e.g. religious, cultural, moral beliefs and practices) in order to protect and advance the health of vulnerable individuals like gays and lesbians, transsexuals, single mothers, etc. More should also be done with regards to advocacy for universal access to healthcare, including health promotion, disease prevention and treatment. This is particularly important for disadvantaged people with a precarious legal status, who often avoid (or are unsuccessful in consulting) health professionals for lack of financial means or out of fear of being referred to the police. The health workforce could take a proactive stand on this subject by detaching healthcare help from legal status; - (coverage) the specific role that the health workforce can play in rural, disadvantaged and remote areas should be considered. In particular, access and availability of quality healthcare services (incl. health promotion and disease prevention), but also other basic services of general interest (family and care services, education, employment, housing) could benefit from influence, involvement and support from health professionals in this specific context where needs are high but resources limited; - (coverage and actions) the health workforce can positively act on influencing policy on a number of social determinants of health resting under the ordinance of services of general interest like water, sanitation, public transport, fuel, food, climate change, chemicals and environments necessities known to be difficult to attain in sufficient quality and quantity for the most vulnerable groups. This would give a particularly powerful push, based on public health arguments, to consider changing public policy in order to mitigate the current austerity measures and budget cuts to re-shift public spending priorities. This also includes

8 advocacy on efficient public procurement processes that incorporate health, social and environmental factors for the benefit of communities and specific vulnerable groups; - (coverage) specific health professional groups that were not mentioned in the report and would certainly be of added-value to be considered as tackling health inequalities through addressing social determinants of health would be pharmacists (especially communitybased pharmacists, who are often the first health professionals to be consulted by members of the public and whose advice is therefore very influential), dietitians and nutritionists, but also professionals working in the area of complementary and alternative medicine (CAM), and school nurses. Sensitising them to the social determinants of health would enable support to be much more holistic and integrated, responsive to individuals embedded in their communities and able to catch a wider picture of peoples health problems to find the best solution for treatment or prevent them from occurring in the first place. Only through increased awareness and collaboration can hidden health problems be addressed. - (coverage cross-sector and partnership working) in addition to local government and other public sector partners, the police, fire service, third sector and private sector organisations we would like to stress the inclusion of trade unions, employers, retailers, media, teachers, farmers, church workers, local public procurement services, businesses and entrepreneurs; - (coverage education and health researchers) tackling health inequalities through addressing social determinants of health should be granted a proper place in universally recognised medical courses and aligned with a set of European public health skills. The same attention should also be given to training included in continuous professional development for a wide variety of health professionals. However, these courses must do more than merely make references; they should also consider including placements (e.g., with civil society organisations) relevant to various social determinants of health. Professions outside the health and well-being agenda should also be able to consider including teaching on health inequalities both in theoretical and practical ways. The same consideration should be given to research undertaken in the area of (public health), especially with due attention to evidence-based preventive measures on social determinates of health. Dissemination and successful implementation It is very important that the results of this review should be recognised at the three levels of practical and political action local, national and international. Too often we see examples of national or international actors attempting to control interventions that are best managed locally or even at the community level. As a European network of public health organisations operating at all levels of European and even global society, we believe any recommendations made must be differentiated into one-size-fits-all and specific or tailor-made proposals. Regardless the scope, we believe any recommendations need to encompass:

9 - Meaningful participation, negotiation and civil consultation with all relevant stakeholders, including the affected and general population, employers, consumers; - Public health capacity so that public health professionals at all levels know the value of working cross sectors, take leadership, know how to use evidence to inform decision makers; - Strategies need to be really applicable, affordable and acceptable on the ground by recipients and intervention makers; There are possibly several channels through which the results and findings of this consultation could be most effectively disseminated: - Regional authorities conferences, workshops, seminars and meetings; - Local authorities cross-department learning and information exchange meetings; - WHO collaborating centers and networks of excellence in country; WHO focal points; - National institute of public health, schools of public health associated in Association of Schools of Public Health of the European Region; - Media, health and social journalism, public information campaigns;

The National Health Plan for Young Australians An action plan to protect and promote the health of children and young people

The National Health Plan for Young Australians An action plan to protect and promote the health of children and young people The National Health Plan for Young Australians An action plan to protect and promote the health of children and young people Copyright 1997 ISBN 0 642 27200 X This work is copyright. It may be reproduced

More information

The EU role in global health QUESTIONNAIRE: Question 1 Question 2 Question 3: Question 4: Question 5:

The EU role in global health QUESTIONNAIRE: Question 1 Question 2 Question 3: Question 4: Question 5: The EU role in global health QUESTIONNAIRE: Question 1: In your opinion, does the proposed concept global health cover the most relevant dimensions? If not, which other essential factors would you suggest?

More information

Mental Health Declaration for Europe

Mental Health Declaration for Europe WHO European Ministerial Conference on Mental Health Facing the Challenges, Building Solutions Helsinki, Finland, 12 15 January 2005 EUR/04/5047810/6 14 January 2005 52667 ORIGINAL: ENGLISH Mental Health

More information

Appeal to the Member States of the United Nations Early Childhood Development: The Foundation of Sustainable Human Development for 2015 and Beyond

Appeal to the Member States of the United Nations Early Childhood Development: The Foundation of Sustainable Human Development for 2015 and Beyond UNICEF/NYHQ2006-0450/Pirozzi Appeal to the Member States of the United Nations Early Childhood Development: The Foundation of Sustainable Human Development for 2015 and Beyond We, the undersigned, submit

More information

48th Session of the International Conference of Education (ICE)

48th Session of the International Conference of Education (ICE) 48th Session of the International Conference of Education (ICE) Inclusive Education : The Way of the Future 25-28 November 2008 Geneva, Switzerland, UNESCO- IBE Organised by: With the participation of

More information

such as loneliness and computer/ict illiteracy. (see also the staff working paper Ageing well in the information Society )

such as loneliness and computer/ict illiteracy. (see also the staff working paper Ageing well in the information Society ) Contribution of the European Network of Occupational Therapy in Higher Education to the Debate around the Consultation Paper Europe s Social Reality by Roger Liddle and Fréderic Lerais ENOTHE The European

More information

RCN INTERNATIONAL DEPARTMENT

RCN INTERNATIONAL DEPARTMENT RCN INTERNATIONAL DEPARTMENT Royal College of Nursing (UK) consultation response to the European Commission s Green Paper on the European Workforce for Health. With a membership of just under 400,000 registered

More information

should be conceived as an entitlement for all children (

should be conceived as an entitlement for all children ( POLICY POSITION Eurochild s recommendations for EU action on early childhood education & care SUMMARY OF EUROCHILD S KEY MESSAGES February 2011 Eurochild welcomes the recent Commission Communication on

More information

The role of consumer protection in meeting the Sustainable Development Goals

The role of consumer protection in meeting the Sustainable Development Goals The role of consumer protection in meeting the Sustainable Development Goals Consumer protection is an important means through which countries can support the implementation of many, if not all, of the

More information

Professional Capability Framework - End of First Placement Level Capabilities:

Professional Capability Framework - End of First Placement Level Capabilities: Professional Capability Framework - End of First Placement Level Capabilities: By the end of the first placement students should demonstrate effective use of knowledge, skills and commitment to core values

More information

Rio Political Declaration on Social Determinants of Health

Rio Political Declaration on Social Determinants of Health Rio Political Declaration on Social Determinants of Health Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, 21 October 2011 1. Invited by the World Health Organization, we, Heads of Government, Ministers and government representatives

More information

Joint conclusions of the Spanish Presidency EU Youth Conference youth employment and social inclusion, Jerez, Spain 13-15 April 2010

Joint conclusions of the Spanish Presidency EU Youth Conference youth employment and social inclusion, Jerez, Spain 13-15 April 2010 Joint conclusions of the Spanish Presidency EU Youth Conference youth employment and social inclusion, Jerez, Spain 13-15 April 2010 Youth Employment is the common theme of the three EU Youth Conferences

More information

What Works in Reducing Inequalities in Child Health? Summary

What Works in Reducing Inequalities in Child Health? Summary What Works in Reducing Inequalities in Child Health? Summary Author: Helen Roberts Report Published: 2000 The 'What Works?' series Some ways of dealing with problems work better than others. Every child

More information

Second International Conference on Health Promotion, Adelaide, South Australia, 5-9 April 1998

Second International Conference on Health Promotion, Adelaide, South Australia, 5-9 April 1998 Second International Conference on Health Promotion, Adelaide, South Australia, 5-9 April 1998 Adelaide Recommendations on Healthy Public Policy (WHO/HPR/HEP/95.2) The adoption of the Declaration of Alma-Ata

More information

Better Skills Better Jobs Better Health. National occupational standards for the practice of public health guide

Better Skills Better Jobs Better Health. National occupational standards for the practice of public health guide Better Skills Better Jobs Better Health National occupational standards for the practice of public health guide March 2004 Acknowledgements These national occupational standards describe good practice

More information

Draft Sri Lanka National Health Promotion Policy

Draft Sri Lanka National Health Promotion Policy Draft Sri Lanka National Health Promotion Policy Table of contents Executive summary...1 Forewords...2 Preamble...3 The Concept for Health Promotion development...4 Guiding Principles...4 Current Sri Lanka

More information

Guidance for NHS commissioners on equality and health inequalities legal duties

Guidance for NHS commissioners on equality and health inequalities legal duties Guidance for NHS commissioners on equality and health inequalities legal duties NHS England INFORMATION READER BOX Directorate Medical Commissioning Operations Patients and Information Nursing Trans. &

More information

Conference Report - December 2013 THE ODENSE STATEMENT OUR ABC FOR EQUITY, EDUCATION AND HEALTH

Conference Report - December 2013 THE ODENSE STATEMENT OUR ABC FOR EQUITY, EDUCATION AND HEALTH Conference Report - December 2013 THE 4 TH EUROPEAN CONFERENCE ON HEALTH PROMOTING SCHOOLS THE ODENSE STATEMENT OUR ABC FOR EQUITY, EDUCATION AND HEALTH The 4 th European conference on health promoting

More information

Questions and Answers on Universal Health Coverage and the post-2015 Framework

Questions and Answers on Universal Health Coverage and the post-2015 Framework Questions and Answers on Universal Health Coverage and the post-2015 Framework How does universal health coverage contribute to sustainable development? Universal health coverage (UHC) has a direct impact

More information

Strategic Guidance for Community Planning Partnerships: Community Learning and Development

Strategic Guidance for Community Planning Partnerships: Community Learning and Development Strategic Guidance for Community Planning Partnerships: Community Learning and Development COMMUNITY LEARNING AND DEVELOPMENT: STRATEGIC GUIDANCE FOR COMMUNITY PLANNING PARTNERSHIPS EXECUTIVE SUMMARY This

More information

THE WELLBEING FRAMEWORK FOR SCHOOLS

THE WELLBEING FRAMEWORK FOR SCHOOLS April 2015 21/04/15_16531 CONNECT SUCCEED THRIVE THE WELLBEING FRAMEWORK FOR SCHOOLS Introduction The NSW Department of Education and Communities (DEC) is committed to creating quality learning opportunities

More information

FOCUSING RESOURCES ON EFFECTIVE SCHOOL HEALTH:

FOCUSING RESOURCES ON EFFECTIVE SCHOOL HEALTH: FOCUSING RESOURCES ON EFFECTIVE SCHOOL HEALTH: a FRESH Start to Enhancing the Quality and Equity of Education. World Education Forum 2000, Final Report To achieve our goal of Education For All, we the

More information

Key Priority Area 1: Key Direction for Change

Key Priority Area 1: Key Direction for Change Key Priority Areas Key Priority Area 1: Improving access and reducing inequity Key Direction for Change Primary health care is delivered through an integrated service system which provides more uniform

More information

Citizenship. (This is an extract from The National Curriculum 2007) Crown copyright 2007 Qualifications and Curriculum Authority 2007

Citizenship. (This is an extract from The National Curriculum 2007) Crown copyright 2007 Qualifications and Curriculum Authority 2007 Citizenship Programme of study for key stage 4 (This is an extract from The National Curriculum 2007) Crown copyright 2007 Qualifications and Curriculum Authority 2007 Curriculum aims Learning and undertaking

More information

Advisory Committee on Equal Opportunities for Women and Men

Advisory Committee on Equal Opportunities for Women and Men Advisory Committee on Equal Opportunities for Women and Men Opinion on an EU initiative on female genital mutilation The Opinion of the Advisory Committee does not necessarily reflect the positions of

More information

STRATEGIC PRIORITIES 2013-2018

STRATEGIC PRIORITIES 2013-2018 STRATEGIC PRIORITIES 2013-2018 ADOPTED BY THE EXTRAORDINARY GENERAL ASSEMBLY BRUSSELS, BELGIUM 22 APRIL 2012 1 INTRODUCTION A strategy is a combination of the goals for which an organisation strives and

More information

Health Promotion, Prevention, Medical care, Rehabilitation under the CBR Matrix heading of "Health

Health Promotion, Prevention, Medical care, Rehabilitation under the CBR Matrix heading of Health Health Promotion, Prevention, Medical care, Rehabilitation under the CBR Matrix heading of "Health Dr Deepthi N Shanbhag Assistant Professor Department of Community Health St. John s Medical College Bangalore

More information

Care, Fairness & Housing Policy Development Panel 21 November 2005

Care, Fairness & Housing Policy Development Panel 21 November 2005 Agenda Item No: 6 Developing a Corporate Health & Well-being Strategy Head of Environmental Services Summary: This report proposes the development of a health & well-being strategy for the Council, which

More information

Maternal and Child Health Service. Program Standards

Maternal and Child Health Service. Program Standards Maternal and Child Health Service Maternal and Child Health Service Program Standards Contents Terms and definitions 3 1 Introduction 6 1.1 Maternal and Child Health Service: Vision, mission, goals and

More information

Self Care in New Zealand

Self Care in New Zealand Self Care in New Zealand A roadmap toward greater personal responsibility in managing health Prepared by the New Zealand Self Medication Industry Association. July 2009 What is Self Care? Self Care describes

More information

The Bangkok Charter for Health Promotion in a Globalized World

The Bangkok Charter for Health Promotion in a Globalized World The Bangkok Charter for Health Promotion in a Globalized World Introduction Scope The Bangkok Charter identifies actions, commitments and pledges required to address the determinants of health in a globalized

More information

Economic and Social Council

Economic and Social Council United Nations Economic and Social Council Distr.: General 25 September 2012 ECE/AC.30/2012/3 Original: English Economic Commission for Europe Working Group on Ageing Ministerial Conference on Ageing Vienna,

More information

Adelaide Statement on Health in All Policies moving towards a shared governance for health and well-being

Adelaide Statement on Health in All Policies moving towards a shared governance for health and well-being Taking account of health means more effective government More effective government means improved health Report from the International Meeting on Health in All Policies, Adelaide 2010 The Adelaide Statement

More information

THE GLOBAL AGENDA FOR SOCIAL WORK AND SOCIAL DEVELOPMENT COMMITMENT TO ACTION March 2012

THE GLOBAL AGENDA FOR SOCIAL WORK AND SOCIAL DEVELOPMENT COMMITMENT TO ACTION March 2012 THE GLOBAL AGENDA FOR SOCIAL WORK AND SOCIAL DEVELOPMENT COMMITMENT TO ACTION March 2012 OUR COMMITMENTS As social workers, educators and social development practitioners, we witness the daily realities

More information

Suite Overview...2. Glossary...8. Functional Map.11. List of Standards..15. Youth Work Standards 16. Signposting to other Standards...

Suite Overview...2. Glossary...8. Functional Map.11. List of Standards..15. Youth Work Standards 16. Signposting to other Standards... LSI YW00 Youth Work National Occupational Standards Introduction Youth Work National Occupational Standards Introduction Contents: Suite Overview...2 Glossary......8 Functional Map.11 List of Standards..15

More information

Co-operatives for Europe: Moving forward together

Co-operatives for Europe: Moving forward together Co-operatives for Europe: Moving forward together 3 In Finland, 75% of the population are members of a co-operative enterprise. In Belgium, when you enter a pharmacy, there is a 1 in 5 chance that you

More information

INTRODUCTION THE 2ND EUROPEAN YOUTH WORK CONVENTION

INTRODUCTION THE 2ND EUROPEAN YOUTH WORK CONVENTION INTRODUCTION This Declaration, prepared within the framework of the Belgian Chairmanship of the Committee of Ministers of the Council of Europe, is addressed to the Member States of the Council of Europe,

More information

City and County of Swansea. Human Resources & Workforce Strategy 2013-2017. Ambition is Critical 1

City and County of Swansea. Human Resources & Workforce Strategy 2013-2017. Ambition is Critical 1 City and County of Swansea Human Resources & Workforce Strategy 2013-2017 Ambition is Critical 1 Delivering quality services for a safer, greener, smarter, fairer, healthier, richer Swansea Executive Summary

More information

Quality in and Equality of Access to Healthcare Services

Quality in and Equality of Access to Healthcare Services Quality in and Equality of Access to Healthcare Services Executive Summary European Commission Directorate-General for Employment, Social Affairs and Equal Opportunities Manuscript completed in March 2008

More information

Knowledge develops nursing care to the benefit of patients, citizens, professionals and community

Knowledge develops nursing care to the benefit of patients, citizens, professionals and community Knowledge develops nursing care to the benefit of patients, citizens, professionals and community Danish Nurses Organization Research Strategy 2011 Danish Nurses Organization Front page: Elephant Landscape

More information

Workers health: global plan of action

Workers health: global plan of action Workers health: global plan of action Sixtieth World Health Assembly 2 SIXTIETH WORLD HEALTH ASSEMBLY SIXTIETH WORLD HEALTH ASSEMBLY WHA60.26 Agenda item 12.13 23 May 2007 Workers health: global plan of

More information

PNAE Paediatric Nursing Associations of Europe

PNAE Paediatric Nursing Associations of Europe PNAE Paediatric Nursing Associations of Europe Paediatric Nurse Education in Europe A Position Statement by the Paediatric Nursing Associations of Europe (PNAE) Introduction The PNAE network carried out

More information

European Reconciliation Package

European Reconciliation Package European Reconciliation Package On the occasion of the public consultation of the European Commission on possible action addressing the challenges of work-life balance faced by working parents and caregivers,

More information

Welcome to the Royal College of Nursing of the United Kingdom. Our policy and international work

Welcome to the Royal College of Nursing of the United Kingdom. Our policy and international work Welcome to the Royal College of Nursing of the United Kingdom Welcome to the Royal College of Nursing by Chief Executive & General Secretary Janet Davies and President Cecilia Anim We are very pleased

More information

Scottish Parliament Health and Sport Committee s Inquiry into Teenage Pregnancy in Scotland Evidence from CHILDREN 1 ST

Scottish Parliament Health and Sport Committee s Inquiry into Teenage Pregnancy in Scotland Evidence from CHILDREN 1 ST Scottish Parliament Health and Sport Committee s Inquiry into Teenage Pregnancy in Scotland Evidence from CHILDREN 1 ST February 2013 For over 125 years CHILDREN 1 ST has been working to build a better

More information

SCDCCLD0319 Promote healthy living for children and families

SCDCCLD0319 Promote healthy living for children and families Overview This standard identifies the requirements when promoting healthy living for children, young people and families. This includes working with families to help them identify healthy living options,

More information

Healthy People First: Opportunities and Risks in Health System Transformation in Ontario

Healthy People First: Opportunities and Risks in Health System Transformation in Ontario HL9.3 STAFF REPORT FOR ACTION Healthy People First: Opportunities and Risks in Health System Transformation in Ontario Date: January 11, 2016 To: From: Wards: Board of Health Medical Officer of Health

More information

I. CONTEXT II. POLITICAL PRIORITIES IDENTIFIED

I. CONTEXT II. POLITICAL PRIORITIES IDENTIFIED SHAPING THE FUTURE OF EQUALITY POLICIES IN THE EU JOINT HIGH LEVEL EVENT ON NON-DISCRIMINATION AND EQUALITY, ROME, 6-7 NOVEMBER 2014 SUMMARY AND MAIN CONCLUSIONS I. CONTEXT The Italian Presidency of the

More information

Inventory of good practices

Inventory of good practices SECRETARIAT GENERAL Directorate General of Democracy Inventory of good practices Examples of good practice to promote health education and strategies to advance health literacy Compiled by the Social Cohesion

More information

Services for children and young people in North Ayrshire 28 October 2013. Report of a pilot joint inspection

Services for children and young people in North Ayrshire 28 October 2013. Report of a pilot joint inspection Services for children and young people in North Ayrshire 28 October 2013 Report of a pilot joint inspection Contents 1. Introduction 1 2. Background 1 3. The Community Planning Partnership area 2 4. Particular

More information

Hong Kong Declaration on Sustainable Development for Cities

Hong Kong Declaration on Sustainable Development for Cities Hong Kong Declaration on Sustainable Development for Cities 1. We, the representatives of national and local governments, community groups, the scientific community, professional institutions, business,

More information

California Standards for the School Counseling Profession

California Standards for the School Counseling Profession California Standards for the School Counseling Profession ORGANIZATION The School Counselor professional Standards are organized into six areas: Engage, Advocate for and Support All Students in Learning;

More information

Family and Parenting Support The role of public services

Family and Parenting Support The role of public services Family and Parenting Support The role of public services ESN Survey on Family and Parenting Support December 2012 The European Social Network (ESN) brings together people who design, manage and deliver

More information

Australian ssociation

Australian ssociation Australian ssociation Practice Standards for Social Workers: Achieving Outcomes of Social Workers Australian Association of Social Workers September 2003 Contents Page Introduction... 3 Format of the Standards...

More information

It is focused on prevention and health promotion, integrated care & active and independent living for older persons.

It is focused on prevention and health promotion, integrated care & active and independent living for older persons. FEAM Spring Conference hosted by the Spanish Royal National Academy of Medicine on 5-6 May 2012 The European Innovation Partnership on Active and Healthy Ageing Inés García Sánchez Senior Policy Analyst

More information

MODULE 2.4 EMPOWERING STUDENTS

MODULE 2.4 EMPOWERING STUDENTS MODULE 2.4 EMPOWERING STUDENTS Table of contents What is student empowerment? How empowerment benefits individuals How empowerment benefits the school How empowerment benefits society Five keys to student

More information

WHO Consultation on the Zero Draft Global Mental Health Action Plan 2013-2020 International Diabetes Federation (IDF) Submission

WHO Consultation on the Zero Draft Global Mental Health Action Plan 2013-2020 International Diabetes Federation (IDF) Submission WHO Consultation on the Zero Draft Global Mental Health Action Plan 2013-2020 International Diabetes Federation (IDF) Submission The International Diabetes Federation (IDF), an umbrella organisation of

More information

Issues paper: The EU role in global health Comments from the Institute for Global Health, University College London 9 December 2009

Issues paper: The EU role in global health Comments from the Institute for Global Health, University College London 9 December 2009 Issues paper: The EU role in global health Comments from the Institute for Global Health, 9 December 2009 IGH is submitting answers to 14 of the questions posed in the consultation document. Question 3:

More information

The EU role in global health

The EU role in global health The EU role in global health Contribution of Dominique Kerouedan, MD, MPH, PHD Independent Expert International Health QUESTIONNAIRE: Question 1: In your opinion, does the proposed concept global health

More information

Scope of Social Work Practice in Health

Scope of Social Work Practice in Health in Health Section 1 The unique contribution of social work practice in the health context The social work profession operates at the interface between people and their social, cultural, physical and natural

More information

Professional Capability Framework - Senior Social Worker

Professional Capability Framework - Senior Social Worker Professional Capability Framework - Senior Social Worker Experienced Social Worker Professionalism Social workers are members of an internationally recognised profession, a title protected in UK law. Social

More information

Job Description. BRANCH Integrated Services GRADE JM2

Job Description. BRANCH Integrated Services GRADE JM2 DIRECTORATE People and Communities JOB TITLE Consultant Social Work Practitioner Job Description BRANCH Integrated Services GRADE JM2 SECTION Community Family Service Main Purpose of the Job To operate

More information

Inquiry into teenage pregnancy. Lanarkshire Sexual Health Strategy Group

Inquiry into teenage pregnancy. Lanarkshire Sexual Health Strategy Group Inquiry into teenage pregnancy Lanarkshire Sexual Health Strategy Group A. Do you have any views on the current policy direction being taken at the national level in Scotland to reduce rates of teenage

More information

Building Equality, Diversity and Inclusion into the NHS Board Selection Process for Non Executives and Independent Directors March 2012 Edition

Building Equality, Diversity and Inclusion into the NHS Board Selection Process for Non Executives and Independent Directors March 2012 Edition Building Equality, Diversity and Inclusion into the NHS Board Selection Process for Non Executives and Independent Directors March 2012 Edition The NHS Leadership Academy s purpose is to develop outstanding

More information

Health and Community Services Industry Workforce Action Plan 2010-2014

Health and Community Services Industry Workforce Action Plan 2010-2014 Health and Community Services Industry Workforce Action Plan 2010-2014 Together, supporting South Australians health and wellbeing through a skilled and innovative health and community services workforce.

More information

Health in the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development

Health in the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development EXECUTIVE BOARD EB138/CONF./8 138th session 27 January 2016 Agenda item 7.2 Health in the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development Draft resolution proposed by Japan, Panama, South Africa, Thailand, United

More information

CARDIFF COUNCIL. Equality Impact Assessment Corporate Assessment Template

CARDIFF COUNCIL. Equality Impact Assessment Corporate Assessment Template Policy/Strategy/Project/Procedure/Service/Function Title: Proposed Council budget reductions to grant funding to the Third Sector Infrastructure Partners New Who is responsible for developing and implementing

More information

ETI PERSPECTIVE 2020: A FIVE YEAR STRATEGY

ETI PERSPECTIVE 2020: A FIVE YEAR STRATEGY ETI PERSPECTIVE 2020: A FIVE YEAR STRATEGY Introduction This document is the final and Board approved version of ETI s strategic directions based on the ETI Board meeting discussion of 12 th March 2015.

More information

Masters Comprehensive Exam and Rubric (Rev. July 17, 2014)

Masters Comprehensive Exam and Rubric (Rev. July 17, 2014) 1 Educational Leadership & Policy Studies Masters Comprehensive Exam and Rubric (Rev. July 17, 2014) The comprehensive exam is intended as a final assessment of a student s ability to integrate important

More information

Response to Public Health England Centres consultation

Response to Public Health England Centres consultation Response to Public Health England Centres consultation The British Dental Association (BDA) is the professional association and trade union for dentists practising in the UK. BDA members are engaged in

More information

Launch the Forum, create a web site, and begin a list of stakeholder groups. organizations, and academic institutions

Launch the Forum, create a web site, and begin a list of stakeholder groups. organizations, and academic institutions CONCEPT NOTE Forum on Investing in Young Children Globally An activity of the Board on Children, Youth, and Families and Board on Global Health at Institute of Medicine and National Research Council of

More information

Mission Statement on Health and Human Service United Church of Christ

Mission Statement on Health and Human Service United Church of Christ The mission of the arises out of faith in God who calls the worlds into being, creates humankind in the divine image, and intends for us the blessing of wholeness and harmony with God, with creation, with

More information

Health Promotion. Prerequisites for health. Advocate. Enable. Ottawa Charter for Health Promotion, 1986

Health Promotion. Prerequisites for health. Advocate. Enable. Ottawa Charter for Health Promotion, 1986 Ottawa Charter for Health Promotion, 1986 Health Promotion Health promotion is the process of enabling people to increase control over, and to improve, their health. To reach a state of complete physical

More information

Submission on the draft National Primary Health Care Strategic Framework October 2012

Submission on the draft National Primary Health Care Strategic Framework October 2012 Submission on the draft National Primary Health Care Strategic Framework October 2012 Council of Social Service of NSW (NCOSS) 66 Albion Street, Surry Hills 2010 Ph: 02 9211 2599 Fax: 9281 1968 email:

More information

PERFORMANCE EXPECTATION 1: Vision, Mission, and Goals

PERFORMANCE EXPECTATION 1: Vision, Mission, and Goals PERFORMANCE EXPECTATION 1: Vision, Mission, and Goals PERFORMANCE EXPECTATION 1: Vision, Mission, and Goals Education leaders ensure the achievement of all students by guiding the development and implementation

More information

National Assembly for Wales: Health and Social Care Committee

National Assembly for Wales: Health and Social Care Committee 2 Ashtree Court, Woodsy Close Cardiff Gate Business Park Cardiff CF23 8RW Tel: 029 2073 0310 wales@rpharms.com www.rpharms.com 18 th October 2011 Submission to: Call for Evidence: Response from: National

More information

COMMITTEE ON THE RIGHTS OF THE CHILD. Twenty- Second Session CONSIDERATION OF REPORTS SUBMITTED BY STATES PARTIES UNDER ARTICLE 44 OF THE CONVENTION

COMMITTEE ON THE RIGHTS OF THE CHILD. Twenty- Second Session CONSIDERATION OF REPORTS SUBMITTED BY STATES PARTIES UNDER ARTICLE 44 OF THE CONVENTION UNITED NATIONS CRC Convention on the Rights of the Child Distr. GENERAL CRC/C/15/Add.111 10 November 1999 Original: ENGLISH COMMITTEE ON THE RIGHTS OF THE CHILD Twenty- Second Session CONSIDERATION OF

More information

NMC Standards of Competence required by all Nurses to work in the UK

NMC Standards of Competence required by all Nurses to work in the UK NMC Standards of Competence required by all Nurses to work in the UK NMC Standards of Competence Required by all Nurses to work in the UK The Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) is the nursing and midwifery

More information

Policy Statement 16/2006. Acute and Multidisciplinary Working

Policy Statement 16/2006. Acute and Multidisciplinary Working RCN Policy Unit Policy Statement 16/2006 Acute and Multidisciplinary Working The Royal College of Nursing of the United Kingdom and the Royal College of Physicians (London) September 2006 Royal College

More information

Criminal justice policy and the voluntary sector

Criminal justice policy and the voluntary sector Criminal justice policy and the voluntary sector Criminal justice policy and the voluntary sector Involving the voluntary sector 5 Reducing re-offending 5 Listening and responding to people with lived

More information

Conwy Children and Young People s Plan Priority Areas

Conwy Children and Young People s Plan Priority Areas Conwy Children and Young People s Plan Priority Areas Priority areas as updated in the October 2009 plan review (new and changed priorities are highlighted in blue). For a full copy of the Conwy Children

More information

Sustainable Development Goals: information and guidance for volunteer organizations

Sustainable Development Goals: information and guidance for volunteer organizations Sustainable Development Goals: information and guidance for volunteer organizations Q1. What are the Sustainable Development Goals? Q2. Where do I find the Sustainable Development Goals? Q3. Why are the

More information

The Healthy Asia Pacific 2020 Roadmap INTRODUCTION: THE HEALTHY ASIA PACIFIC 2020 INITIATIVE

The Healthy Asia Pacific 2020 Roadmap INTRODUCTION: THE HEALTHY ASIA PACIFIC 2020 INITIATIVE The Healthy Asia Pacific 2020 Roadmap INTRODUCTION: THE HEALTHY ASIA PACIFIC 2020 INITIATIVE In the 2014 APEC Leader s Declaration and Joint Ministerial Statement, it is recognized that the prospect of

More information

People Strategy 2013/17

People Strategy 2013/17 D a t a L a b e l : P U B L I C West Lothian Council People Strategy 2013/17 Contents 1 Overview 2 2 Council Priorities 8 3 Strategy Outcomes 10 1 Engaging and motivating our employees 13 2 Recognised

More information

DIRECTOR OF PUBLIC HEALTH ROLE PROFILE

DIRECTOR OF PUBLIC HEALTH ROLE PROFILE Appendix A DIRECTOR OF PUBLIC HEALTH ROLE PROFILE Title: Employing Organisation: Accountable to: Hours: Work base: Key Relationships Director of Public Health London Borough of Tower Hamlets Professionally

More information

Below you will find information relevant to CCPS members which has been taken from the Single Outcome Agreement published in June 2009.

Below you will find information relevant to CCPS members which has been taken from the Single Outcome Agreement published in June 2009. East Ayrshire Below you will find information relevant to CCPS members which has been taken from the Single Outcome Agreement published in June 2009. Information is ordered in the following topic groups:

More information

Since 1992, our infant mortality rate is consistently higher than the national average. We lead the nation for deaths due to heart disease.

Since 1992, our infant mortality rate is consistently higher than the national average. We lead the nation for deaths due to heart disease. A COMPREHENSIVE PLAN TO IMPROVE THE HEALTH OF ALL OKLAHOMANS 2010-2014 OKLAHOMA HEALTH IMPROVEMENT PLAN [BACKGROUND] K E Y H E A L T H I N D I C A T O R S Since 1992, our infant mortality rate is consistently

More information

2. The Aims of a Dual Diagnosis Accommodation Based Support Service

2. The Aims of a Dual Diagnosis Accommodation Based Support Service SERVICE SPECIFICATION FOR: Dual Diagnosis Mental Health and Substance Misuse Supported Housing Service The specification describes the Service to be delivered under the Steady State Contract for Provision

More information

Nursing Knowledge for Your Benefit

Nursing Knowledge for Your Benefit Nursing Knowledge for Your Benefit Policy of the Icelandic Nurses Association on Nursing and Health Care 2011-2020 About this Policy The present Policy of the Icelandic Nurses Association (INA) was developed

More information

HEALTH SYSTEM. Introduction. The. jurisdictions and we. Health Protection. Health Improvement. Health Services. Academic Public

HEALTH SYSTEM. Introduction. The. jurisdictions and we. Health Protection. Health Improvement. Health Services. Academic Public FUNCTIONS OF THE LOCAL PUBLIC HEALTH SYSTEM Introduction This document sets out the local PH function in England. It was originally drafted by a working group led by Maggie Rae, FPH Local Board Member

More information

Safe & Caring Schools Policy Revised 2013

Safe & Caring Schools Policy Revised 2013 Safe & Caring Schools Policy Revised 2013 1. Background and Purpose Increased public awareness and concern regarding the societal issues of bullying and violent behaviour among youth prompted the Department

More information

Kitchener Downtown Community Health Centre

Kitchener Downtown Community Health Centre Kitchener Downtown Community Health Centre Type of Policy: [ ] Administration (A) [ ] Client Services General (CG) [ ] Board of Directors (B) [ ] Client Services Programs (CP) [ ] Financial (F) [ ] Primary

More information

Summary. 1 WHO (2013) Country Profile of Capacity and Response to Noncommunicable diseases.

Summary. 1 WHO (2013) Country Profile of Capacity and Response to Noncommunicable diseases. Development of a limited set of action plan indicators to inform reporting on progress made in the implementation of the WHO Global Action Plan for the prevention and control of NCDs Summary This is a

More information

A NEW LOOK AT HALL 4 The Early Years Good Health for Every Child

A NEW LOOK AT HALL 4 The Early Years Good Health for Every Child A NEW LOOK AT HALL 4 The Early Years Good Health for Every Child A NEW LOOK AT HALL 4 The Early Years Good Health for Every Child The Scottish Government, Edinburgh, 2011 Crown copyright 2011 ISBN: 978-0-7559-9421-2

More information

Competencies for entry to the register: Adult Nursing

Competencies for entry to the register: Adult Nursing for entry to the register: Adult Nursing Domain 1: Professional values All nurses must act first and foremost to care for and safeguard the public. They must practise autonomously and be responsible and

More information

Equality, Diversity & Inclusion (EDI) Policy Version 2.1

Equality, Diversity & Inclusion (EDI) Policy Version 2.1 Equality, Diversity & Inclusion (EDI) Policy Version 2.1 Original Author: Ariana Henderson Version 2.1 updated August 2013 Contents Confetti Institute of Creative Technologies... 2 Mission Statement...

More information

Transitional Strategic Plan Youth Work Ireland 2013 & 2014

Transitional Strategic Plan Youth Work Ireland 2013 & 2014 Transitional Strategic Plan Youth Work Ireland 2013 & 2014 February 2013 PROLOGUE Welcome to Youth Work Ireland s Transitional Strategic Plan 2013 and 2014. As our Board evaluated the outcomes and impacts

More information

CHF Consultation Paper on the National Health and Hospitals Reform Commission Final Report A Healthier Future for All Australians

CHF Consultation Paper on the National Health and Hospitals Reform Commission Final Report A Healthier Future for All Australians CHF Consultation Paper on the National Health and Hospitals Reform Commission Final Report A Healthier Future for All Australians August 2009 CHF Consultation Paper on the National Health and Hospitals

More information