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President's column: Drafting strategy for EUPHA * News from EUPHA Office: EUPHA-ASPHER Abstract submission process * A WHO/Euro column health systems are central to achieving social welfare: how productive investment in health systems can achieve both health and wealth will be addressed at the WHO European Ministerial Conference on health systems in June 2008

Keskimaki, I. ; Paget, D. Z. ; Menabde, N.

The European Journal of Public Health, 02/07/2008, Vol.18(3), pp.350-352 [Peer Reviewed Journal]

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    President's column: Drafting strategy for EUPHA * News from EUPHA Office: EUPHA-ASPHER Abstract submission process * A WHO/Euro column health systems are central to achieving social welfare: how productive investment in health systems can achieve both health and wealth will be addressed at the WHO European Ministerial Conference on health systems in June 2008
  • Author: Keskimaki, I. ; Paget, D. Z. ; Menabde, N.
  • Subjects: Public Health
  • Is Part Of: The European Journal of Public Health, 02/07/2008, Vol.18(3), pp.350-352
  • Description: When I am writing this in mid March I have just returned from Utrecht where the EUPHA Executive Council convened. The main topic of the meeting was EUPHA's reorganisation. We discussed the progress in revising EUPHA's Constitution and by-laws according to the new structure decided by the Governing Council at the Helsinki Conference last year. The Executive Council also heard the reports from the co-ordinators of working groups drafting a new strategy for EUPHA. At the Helsinki Conference the Executive Council decided to establish these working groups on the four main areas or pillars of EUPHA's activities. The groups are working on the strategy for the pillars research (co-ordinated by Prof. Mark McCarthy), training and education (Prof. Helmut Brand), practice (Dr Nick Salfield) and policy (Dr Natasha Muscat). The co-ordinators had produced concise memos on strategic missions, objectives as well as options ahead for each pillar. The scope and structure of these first idea papers varied. But these papers and the discussion between the co-ordinators and the Executive Council brought out a number of common building blocks for the strategy. As a scientific and professional public health organisation, EUPHA has a unique position to be a European key player in the four areas of its activities. In fact it seems that there is an empty playing position in European public health reserved for EUPHA. EUPHA is needed to mediate at the European level between researchers, practitioners, research and training institutes, national governments and European agencies and institutions. EUPHA has a natural role to foster public health research by increasing understanding on the relevance for public health policy making and to …
  • Language: English
  • Identifier: ISSN: 1101-1262 ; E-ISSN: 1464-360X ; DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/eurpub/ckn036

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