European Public Health WEEK
13-17 May 2019
|Celebrating healthy populations|
Wednesday 15 May:
CARE 4 CARE
Motto of the day: “Taking care of what takes care of you.”
The subthemes of this day were: Prevention in healthcare; (self-)management of chronic diseases; primary healthcare; health services research; health workforce research; access to healthcare; health insurance; healthcare reform.
Events on this day
Several organisations and citizens interested in public health organised activities on this day.
You can also check the full list of events (search for Wednesday 15 May).
- Health promotion and disease prevention pave the way for a more efficient health system and enable people to live and age in good health.
- There is no health without a workforce, thus policy-makers should invest in health workforce development needs.
- Multidisciplinary teams are better able to improve patients’ health, prevent disease and reduce hospitalisation.
- At its heart, primary healthcare is about caring for people and helping them improve their health and wellbeing rather than just treating specific diseases or conditions.
- Primary healthcare professionals have a continuing and trusted relationship with their patients and know their health history. Knowing the full picture helps improve their care and saves money.
- A strong primary healthcare guides patients through the health system and helps avoid wasteful spending.
- It is important to invest in the knowledge and skills of patients and their informal carers, encouraging their active participation in decision-making and self-management of diseases.
- Technology solutions improve access to healthcare in deprived areas, enable coordination between services and help patients manage their diseases.
Find more facts and figures here.
- WHO resources on health systems (available in English)
- State of Health in the EU: Companion Report 2017 (European Commission, Health and Food Safety)
- A call for action to establish a researchagenda for building a future healthworkforce in Europe. Health Research Policy and Systems, 16:52 (UPHA section Health Workforce Research)
- Why Europe needs stronger health workforce research (Consultation for the next EU Research and Innovation Programme: Statement on behalf of EUPHA Section ‘Health Workforce Research')
- Occupational Therapy and Primary Care (Royal College of Occupational Therapists)
Visual materials for social media
Health workers' role in educating patients (Source: WHO)
Ocuppational Therapy and Primary Care (Source: Royal College of Occupational Therapists)
Primary healthcare is critical (source: WHO)
Prevention of NCDs and related costs (Source: European Commission)
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