|The European Public Health Association
Newsletter - August 2023
We welcome everybody back after the holiday season. As you can see in this August newsletter edition, despite the summer period, again we have a lot of public health news to share. There are new blogs by EUPHA interns, announcements for two interesting webinars by EUPHA sections, and we welcome a new EUPHA member from Serbia, jsut to highlight a few updates. In addition to EUPHA updates, as usual you can find in this newsletter news and publications from EUPHA's partners and the wider public health community from across Europe.
Enjoy the read!
Iveta Nagyova, EUPHA president and Marieke Verschuuren, EUPHA Executive director
2. EUPHA update
EUPHA intern blogs
The past months we had the pleasure of two interns supporting us with various activities and tasks (thank you Julian and Adrianna!). They have written up their experiences and reflections in a blog. Want to know all about their work and activities? Read their blogs here.
First HealthData@EU Pilot Stakeholder forum, 19 October 2023, Paris & online - Register Now!
Together with 16 European partners, EUPHA is involved in the HealthData@EU pilot project, coordinated by the French Health Data Hub.
EUPHA accepted for WHO Civil Society Commission
We were pleased to learn that EUPHA has been accepted to participate in the WHO Civil Society Commission. This Commission was officially launched by the WHO Director-General Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus on 24 August 2023, during the inaugural meeting of the Civil Society Commission Steering Committee. Its goal is, taking into consideration the civil society’s voices available to WHO, to support WHO’s efforts towards improving engagement between WHO and civil society at global, regional, and national levels, rendering it more systematic with the aim of advancing WHO’s work and public health outcomes. We look forward to collaborating with WHO and other civil society stakeholders to ensure good health for all. More information on the WHO Civil Society Commission can be found here.
EUPHA webinars from the Foresight and Chronic diseases sections
Mark your calendars for upcoming EUPHA webinars organised by two of our thematic networks.
3. European Public Health Conference
16th EUROPEAN PUBLIC HEALTH CONFERENCE, DUBLIN, IRELAND, 8 - 11 NOVEMBER 2023
4. EUPHA members update
New EUPHA member: Institute of Public Health of Sabac, Serbia
We warmly welcome a new institutional member, the Institute of Public Health of Sabac, Serbia to the EUPHA network. We look forward to a fruitful collaboration.
The Institute of Public Health of Sabac (IPHS) belongs to the public health institutions that provide health care of special interest to the population of the territory of the Macva district in Serbia.
5. European Journal of Public Health
Volume 33, Issue 4, August 2023
EU Global Health Strategy: what are the challenges?
Can tobacco use end in Europe?
HEALTH SYSTEMS RESEARCH
WORK AND HEALTH
EUROPEAN PUBLIC HEALTH NEWS
6. Call for proposals, job opportunities
EU4Health call for tenders on the secondary use of health data for the European Health Data Space (EHDS)
HaDEA has published the call for tenders HADEA/2023/OP/0024 "Capacity building for secondary uses of health data for the European Health Data Space". The capacity building activities target staff in health data access bodies (HDABs) and people with a platform to reach out to stakeholders involved in the secondary use of health data (EHDS2 ambassadors). The purpose of the call is to strengthen and standardise their skills through the transfer and creation of knowledge and the exchange of best practices on five digital business capabilities, all of which are crucial for the secondary use of health data.
Associate Professor within Public Health - Health Promotion and Prevention
The Department of Public Health at the Faculty of Health at Aarhus University invites applications for a position as Associate Professor in the field of Public Health as per 1 February 2024 or as soon as possible thereafter. The position is a permanent, full-time position.
7. Interesting news
PHIRI 3 Years Anniversary Hybrid Conference on Friday 22 September
This event is free and open to all that are interested the reuse of health data and health information for research and policy-making across Europe. Find all the information about the event and how to register here.
8. Upcoming courses and conferences
9. Interesting publications
Rapidly increasing likelihood of exceeding 50 °C in parts of the Mediterranean and the Middle East due to human influence
Nature climate and atmospheric science | May 2023
The Future of Population Health: Challenges & Opportunities
The Milbank Quarterly | April 2023, Special Centennial issue
Growing relevance of reports of adolescent cyberbullying victimization among adult outpatients
BMC Public Health | 8 August 2023
Vaccination as a social practice: towards a definition of personal, community, population, and organizational vaccine literacy
BMC Public Health | 8 August 2023
10. European Institutes news
Save the date: State of the Union 13 Sept 2023
"This is Europe's spirit. A Union that stands strong together. A Union that prevails together."
Work-life balance during the COVID-19 pandemic: ECDC and Eurofound investigate the impact of selected non-pharmaceutical interventions in the EU
The new joint report by ECDC and Eurofound concludes that adult work-life balance was significantly affected by measures such as stay-at-home orders and recommendations, closures of day-care, primary and secondary schools and national teleworking recommendations implemented in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Prevention and control strategies in occupational safety and health (OSH)
Every year millions of people in the European Union are injured at work or have their health seriously harmed in the workplace. Occupational accidents and diseases cause great human suffering and loss, and the economic cost is also high. Prevention is the guiding principle for occupational safety and health (OSH) legislation in the EU. In order to avoid accidents and occupational diseases, the EU has stablished minimum requirements for OSH. The OSHwiki article offers an overview of these prevention and control strategies.
World Hepatitis Day 2023: need to scale up efforts to address hepatitis B and C
World Hepatitis Day is marked on 28 July each year to increase the awareness and understanding of viral hepatitis.
World Mental Health Day conference: An EU comprehensive approach that prioritises sound mental health for all
To mark World Mental Health Day on 10 October 2023, the European Commission is holding a half-day, high-level conference in Brussels, hosted by Stella Kyriakides, European Commissioner for Health and Food Safety. More details about this conference are available here.
Healthcare personnel statistics - physicians
This Eurostat article presents an overview of European Union statistics on physicians. It provides information on specialist healthcare personnel, as well as data on the number and ratio of graduates in this field (note that all physicians need to possess a degree in medicine).
11. European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control news
Eurosurveillance - Volume 28, Issue 31, 03 August 2023
Eurosurveillance - Volume 28, Issue 32, 10 August 2023
Eurosurveillance - Volume 28, Issue 33, 17 August 2023
Eurosurveillance - Volume 28, Issue 34, 24 August 2023
12. WHO news
WHO 'MPOWER' measures help reduce demand for tobacco
The WHO Framework Convention on Tobacco Control (WHO FCTC) and its guidelines provide the foundation for countries to implement and manage tobacco control. To help make this a reality, WHO introduced the MPOWER measures. These measures are intended to assist in the country-level implementation of effective interventions to reduce the demand for tobacco, contained in the WHO FCTC.
New "how to" guide for applying behavioural and cultural insights
WHO/Europe has launched a new guide, providing support to countries on how to apply behavioural and cultural insights (BCI) for health. It presents a simple step-wise approach, complemented by a rich collection of detailed considerations, tools and exercises. The guide is the first of its kind, specifically developed for use by public health professionals developing policies, services and communications informed by BCI across health topics.
Helping young people direct their own health and well-being through research at WHO Collaborating Centre in Ireland
Young people’s resilience and leadership were on show on International Youth Day (12 August 2023) as WHO/Europe dedicated all its social media accounts for the day to youth-led public health campaigns. In Europe, young people are increasingly demanding to have their voices heard and join in determining their health and well-being futures. The WHO Collaborating Centre for Health Promotion Research at the University of Galway in Ireland uses a variety of creative means to give a voice to future generations. These include involving young people in early discussions about health strategy development and adopting youth advisory panels. The Centre offers young people opportunities to take an active role in research, to share expectations, define goals and identify appropriate health-care frameworks to meet their personal needs. Read more here.
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