The EU's new video Health In All Policies was shown for the first time at the EU Open Health Forum last month.
The video encourages EU policy-makers to consider health in every decision giving examples from policy areas such as agriculture, transport and employment.
The conference Together for Health - a Strategy for the EU 2020, opened in Brussels by Commissioner for Health & Consumers, John Dalli, aimed to contribute and increase the profile of health in all policies through discussion between EU policy makers and stakeholders on pressing public health issues.
The conference sought to answer questions such as:
- Where does health fit in with the concepts of 'inclusive growth' and 'sustainable growth'?
- How can we meet the coming challenges of an ageing Europe?
- How can we foster responsible innovation in health?
- What can we achieve together in health promotion and avoidance of preventable diseases, so that hospital beds stay empty?
The EU Open Health Forum is a Commission mechanism to promote interactions and feedback from stakeholders on the implementation of the EU Health Policy and to identify need for new policy initiatives. It also provides opportunities for networking and exchange of best practice in the implementation of public health policies at EU, national, regional and local level.