|The European Public Health Association
Newsletter - May 2018
Welcome to our May newsletter, including information from EUPHA, EUPHA members, European Commission, ECDC and WHO. We hope the information is useful to further your work.
EUPHA has again had an active month, co-organising the very successful 1st World congress on Migration, ethnicity, race and health in Edinburgh, publishing statements on Migration and health and the EU budget proposal and joining (together with many of our members) the World Federation of public health associations Call for action on AMR.
If you have any information to add to the newsletter, please send the information to EUPHA office.
Wishing you pleasant reading,
Natasha Azzopardi-Muscat, EUPHA president, and Dineke Zeegers Paget, EUPHA executive director
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2. EUPHA update
World Federation of Public Health Associations (WFPHA) calls for integrated action on AMR – Join our call Now!
"We call on all governments, the private sector, NGOs, health professionals, public and private research organizations, and all stakeholders to ensure that public health remains at the centre of all policy and scientific endeavours in the field of antimicrobial resistance. We call on all actors to apply an approach set out in the Global Charter for the Public’s Health."
EUPHA Statement on migration, ethnicity and health
The EUPHA statement on migration, ethnicity and health is published concurrently with the 1st World Congress on Migration, Ethnicity, Race and Health that is held this week, 17-19 May 2018, in Edinburgh.
EUPHA Statement on proposal for the next EU budget 2021-2027
On May 2nd, 2018, Jean-Claude Juncker, President of the European Commission, presented the proposal for the post-2020 European Union (EU) budget. We believe that European funding for (public) health remains as important as ever and are convinced that it has significant added value. Reflecting on the published proposal, we are pleased to see that the Health Programme will at least be partially continued, even if we are disappointed that the word ‘health’ is almost absent throughout the budget proposal. Read our statement for more reflections on the post-2020 budget proposal.https://eupha.org/repository/advocacy/EU...
EUPHA section on Public mental health publishes its first newsletter for 2018
The first 2018 newsletter of this section can be found:
HTA meeting with Commissioner Andriukaitis
On May 3rd, 2018, Dineke Zeegers Paget, Executive Director of EUPHA, and Elena Petelos, steering committee member of the EUPHA HTA section, attended the roundtable meeting with Commissioner Andriukaitis. EUPHA was invited to present the key points relevant our association particularly on two main areas of the HTA proposal, namely the production of joint clinical assessments and the governance, including the involvement of stakeholders.
European Health Policy Group meeting Rotterdam, Netherlands
On 19-20 April, the European Health Policy Group held their meeting in Rotterdam, Netherlands. The European Health Policy Group exists to help inform and support health policy. Established over 20 years ago, the group meets twice a year. The aim of the group is to help further research and collaboration across Europe to help ensure improvements in health and health care for citizens.
Walter Ricciardi is president-elect of the WFPHA
Walter Ricciardi is president-elect of the World Federation of Public Health Associations (WFPHA). In addition, he has been awarded the Italian Grand Prix of Advertisement for the best communication for health and social affairs. This is the first time that this price has been given to a Public Health institution.
Introducing the section steering committee of EUPHA Sexual and Gender Minority Health section
Highlights of the 1st World Congress on Migration, ethnicity, race and health now available
Two nice reports on the successful MERH 2018 conference have been published in the Lancet (an editorial) and in BMJ (a news piece):
3rd HLCA Summer School on Health Literacy: “Research on health literacy, in particular children`s health literacy”
The Summer School will take place from September 17th – 21th 2018 at Bielefeld University’s Center for Prevention and Intervention in Childhood and Adolescence (CPI).
The Summer School is free and invites students and researchers from e.g. public health, health communication, education, sociology, psychology, etc., as well as PhD candidates working on related research questions. Participants will be awarded with 3–6 ECTS points.
The Summer School addresses various topics around health literacy research and practice, including unique perspectives from childhood studies. For detailed information, please see the flyer and visit the homepage.
EUPHA section council - Luis Saboga Nunes as vice-chair
We are delighted to announce that the EUPHA Section Council, chaired by Iveta Nagyova, will be supported by recently appointed vice-chair, Luis Saboga Nunes.
The EUPHA Section Council represents the interests and common concerns of all sections; facilitates relations between the sections and other relevant bodies of the association; makes recommendations to the annual conference programme; and coordinates and develops EUPHA statements.
3. European Public Health Conference
The International Scientific Committee, consisting of 81 public health experts from 23 countries, has finished its job of scoring all the submitted abstracts (1363) and workshops (107). Single abstracts were scored by an average of 4.51 scorers. The average score was 4.25 (last year 4.31). The highest score was 6.400, the lowest 1.500. Workshops were scored by an average of 6.96 scorers. The average score was 4.945. The highest score was 6.429, the lowest 2.143.
The Executive Board of the EPH Conference will now base the decision on acceptance and rejection on the scoring. Results for your abstract/workshop will be available online as of 15 June 2018. Please login to your account in the EPH Conference database to view your results.
4. EUPHA members update
SFSP: 3rd seminar on inequalities in health in France
The French Society of Public Health is organising its 3rd seminar on health inequalities on 8 November 2018. This seminar - in French - will be organised in Paris. For more information:
4th International Congress of the Polish Society of Public Health
The 4th International Congress of the Polish Society of Public Health will be held this year in Wrocław, Poland, 22-23 November 2018.
V4 Conference Public Health 2017 Prague - conference proceedings
The conference proceedings of the V4 Conference Public Health, held in Prague, Czech Republic, 19-20 October, 2017 are now available.
FPH campaigns: Brexit: 'Do no harm to the public's health'
The campaigning of the Faculty of Public Health, UK, to ensure Brexit will ‘do no harm’ to the public’s health, was successful! The Government has today (16 May) confirmed that the ‘Do No Harm’ public health duty will remain after the UK leaves the European Union.
NPHF - the Dutch national public health association
Thomas Plochg, of NPHF, the Dutch national public health association in The Netherlands, presented at the Health Systems Workshop in the EU Parliament, on 15 May 2018.
5. European Journal of Public Health
Latest issue 28-3 (April 2018) just published
Sleep pirates–are we really living through a sleep deprivation epidemic and what’s stealing our sleep?
HEALTH SERVICES RESEARCH
‘Artlift’ arts-on-referral intervention in UK primary care: updated findings from an ongoing observational study
Prevalence and determinants in cytology testing for cervical cancer screening in Spain (2006–14)
Evaluation of hospital readmissions for surgical site infections in Italy
Understanding delays in acute stroke care: a systematic review of reviews
Expansion of the ‘Antibiotic Guardian’ one health behavioural campaign across Europe to tackle antibiotic resistance: pilot phase and analysis of AMR knowledge
MIGRATION AND HEALTH
Women’s mental health in the perinatal period according to migrant status: the French representative ELFE birth cohort
CHILD AND ADOLESCENT HEALTH
Association between physical exercise and psychosocial problems in 96 617 Dutch adolescents in secondary education: a cross-sectional study
GP-diagnosed internalizing and externalizing problems and dropout from secondary school: a cross-sectional study
European Journal of Public Health, Volume 28, Issue 3, 1 June 2018, Pages 474–479, https://doi.org/10.1093/eurpub/cky026
Somatic symptoms and internalizing problems in urban youth: a cross-cultural comparison of Czech and Russian adolescents
European Journal of Public Health, Volume 28, Issue 3, 1 June 2018, Pages 480–484, https://doi.org/10.1093/eurpub/cky001
European Journal of Public Health, Volume 28, Issue 3, 1 June 2018, Pages 485–489, https://doi.org/10.1093/eurpub/cky052
Fasting plasma glucose in young adults free of diabetes is associated with cognitive function in midlife
Association between adolescents’ academic aspirations and expectations and mental health: a one-year follow-up study
Alcohol consumption and lung cancer risk in never smokers: a pooled analysis of case-control studies
Exploring practices and perceptions of alcohol use during pregnancy in England and Sweden through a cross-cultural lens
Waterpipe tobacco smoking prevalence among young people in Great Britain, 2013–2016
Effect of comprehensive smoke-free legislation on asthma and coronary disease trends in Spanish primary care patients
Trends in lifestyle among three cohorts of adults aged 55–64 years in 1992/1993, 2002/2003 and 2012/2013
Health related quality of life and physical activity in prison: a multicenter observational study in Italy
What factors are associated with the prevalence of atopic symptoms amongst adolescents in Greater Manchester?
EUROPEAN PUBLIC HEALTH NEWS
6. Call for proposals, job opportunities
€2 Million Horizon prize for better mobility of older people
The aim of this contest is to develop innovative and sustainable mobility solutions for senior citizens (65+). This will help to combat social exclusion and support independent living.https://ec.europa.eu/digital-single-mark...
Call for Expert Panel on Health
The European Commission has published a call addressed to experts who wish to be included in the database from which individuals are chosen to support the work of the Expert Panel on Healthhttps://ec.europa.eu/health/expert_panel...
European Health Award 2018 by EHFG
The European Health Forum Gastein is welcoming applications for the European Health Award. Applications for the Award will close on Thursday, 7th June 2018.
PGEU professional affairs advisor
7. Interesting news
MULTI-ACT project launches today
The EU-funded MULTI-ACT project aiming to increase the impact of health research on people with brain diseases kicked off in May.http://www.braincouncil.eu/activities/ne...
World No Tobacco Day
The focus of World No Tobacco Day 2018 is "Tobacco and heart disease."
Call to Action addressing empowerment of persons affected by mental ill health and self-management of their care and treatment.
The Global Alliance of Mental Illness Advocacy Networks (GAMIAN-Europe) is happy to attach a comprehensive Call to Action addressing empowerment of persons affected by mental ill health and self-management of their care and treatment. This Call was developed by GAMIAN-Europe with input from a wide variety of (mental) health stakeholders and we now write to you to ask for the endorsement of this document by your organisation
Declaration for Patient Safety
Health First Europe launched at the European Parliament the Declaration for Patient Safety which calls the Ministers of Health of the EU to agree on a high level of understanding on patient safety practices and standards to drive their national policies into a common path.
Sign the petition: Stop preventable harm and promote Patient Safety across Europe
To call for safer and smarter healthcare systems in the EU, Health First Europe has launched the online PETITION #Declaration4PatientSafety.
Input to HIA Impact Hub
Under leadership of WHO EURO, Bonn office and University of Liverpool, case studies, guidance documents and training documents on health impact assessment and health in environmental or strategic impact assessment are being gathered. You are invited to upload documents and complete the short questionnaire.
8. Upcoming courses and conferences
Going International is the first source for finding courses, seminars, congresses and other events in the fields of medicine & health. Going International is Europe’s biggest service provider and information platform and serves as an interface between organisers and participants of events. Going International is an official partner of EUPHA.
9. Interesting publications
Does multidisciplinary rehabilitation of tortured refugees represent ‘value-for-money’?
A follow-up of a Danish case-study. Line Bager, Kristian Schultz Hansen, Carit Jacques Andersen and Shr-Jie Sharlenna Wang. BMC Health Services Research. 2018:365 https://doi.org/10.1186/s12913-018-3145-3
Suicide prevention gatekeeper training in the Netherlands improves gatekeepers' knowledge of suicide prevention and their confidence to discuss suicidality, an observational study
Antimicrobial consumption and resistance in adult hospital inpatients in 53 countries: results of an internet-based global point prevalence survey
Effectiveness of three interventions for secondary prevention of low back pain in the occupational health setting - a randomised controlled trial with a natural course control
Cigarette, waterpipe and e-cigarette use among an international sample of medical students. Cross-sectional multicenter study in Germany and Hungary
Banking for health: the role of financial sector actors in investing in global healthhttps://who.us15.list-manage.com/track/c...
Long working hours and sickness absence--a fixed effects design
Uptake of health checks by residents from the Danish social housing sector - a register-based cross-sectional study of patient characteristics in the 'Your Life - Your Health' programhttps://bmcpublichealth.biomedcentral.co...
Changing the conversation to make drug use saferhttps://www.thelancet.com/journals/lance...
Is adolescent body mass index and waist circumference associated with the food environments surrounding schools and homes? A longitudinal analysishttps://bmcpublichealth.biomedcentral.co...
Flu vaccination among patients with diabetes: motives, perceptions, trust, and risk culture - a qualitative surveyhttps://bmcpublichealth.biomedcentral.co...
Reducing child mortality in high-income countries: where to from here?https://www.thelancet.com/journals/lance...
Substantial variation across geographic regions in the obesity prevalence among 6-8 years old Hungarian children (COSI Hungary 2016)https://bmcpublichealth.biomedcentral.co...
Long-term follow-up on biological risk factors, adiposity, and cardiorespiratory fitness development in a physical education intervention: a natural experiment (CHAMPS-study DK)https://bmcpublichealth.biomedcentral.co...
High intensity intermittent games-based activity and adolescents' cognition: moderating effect of physical fitnesshttps://bmcpublichealth.biomedcentral.co...
Child mortality in England compared with Sweden: a birth cohort studyhttps://www.thelancet.com/journals/lance...
Work stress prevention needs of employees and supervisors
5-a-day fruit and vegetable food product labels: reduced fruit and vegetable consumption following an exaggerated compared to a modest label
Annual Rainbow Europe survey 2018https://www.ilga-europe.org/resources/ra...
Adverse childhood experiences or adverse childhood socioeconomic conditions?https://www.thelancet.com/journals/lanpu...
Changes in chlamydia prevalence over time: how to observe the unobservedhttps://www.thelancet.com/journals/lanpu...
10. European Commission news
European Commission Conference on "Best practices in implementing the International Health Regulations"
On 7 and 8 June, the Hellenic Centre for Disease Control and Prevention (HCDCP) and the Greek Ministry of Health in collaboration with the European Commission and the Consumers, Health, Agriculture and Food Executive Agency are organising a two-day conference on “Best Practices in implementing the International Health Regulations”.http://ec.europa.eu/chafea/news/news587....
Let's turn the tide on vaccine acceptance and uptake in the EU
Vaccination is one of the most powerful, cost-effective public health measures developed in the 20th century, yet people in the EU are dying from infectious diseases like measles or influenza. Xavier Prats Monné, Director- General for Health and Food Safety, outlines the need for EU cooperation and a collective commitment to tackle this health and societal challenge.https://ec.europa.eu/health/health-eu-ne...
2018 Ageing Report: Policy challenges for ageing societies
The 2018 Ageing Report shows that fiscal costs linked to pensions, health care and long-term care are expected to rise over the coming decades, as Europe’s population continues to age significantly.https://ec.europa.eu/info/news/economy-f...
EU Health Award for NGOs working to prevent tobacco use
The European Commission dedicates this fourth edition of the EU Health Award to initiatives of non-governmental organisations (NGOs) that contributed or are contributing to a higher level of public health in the European Union by working to prevent tobacco use. The deadline to submit your proposal is in the 15 June 2018.https://ec.europa.eu/health/ngo_award/ho...
The DEVCO Academy opens its online doors
DG DEVCO (EU Commission's Directorate General for Development and Cooperation) has launched an online learning platform open to the entire international development community. More than 80 interactive e-learning courses and 30 other learning materials, including videos, webinars, and documentation, are currently hosted on the platform.https://webgate.ec.europa.eu/devco-acade...
European Semester: Commission proposes health recommendations to 12 EU countries
The Commission has adopted proposals for country specific recommendations, including on health as part of its ongoing assistance to Member States in implementing their health systems reforms in the light of an ageing population and a number of other challenges.https://ec.europa.eu/info/publications/2...
Study on the economic impact of pharmaceutical incentives and rewards in Europe
A study on the economic impact of pharmaceutical incentives and rewards in Europe, requested and funded by the European Commission, and carried out by Copenhagen Economics has been published.https://ec.europa.eu/health/sites/health...
11. European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control news
Eurosurveillance - Volume 23, Issue 18, 03 May 2018
Eurosurveillance - Volume 23, Issue 19, 10 May 2018
Surveillance and outbreak report
Eurosurveillance - Volume 23, Issue 20, 17 May 2018
Eurosurveillance - Volume 23, Issue 21, 24 May 2018
12. WHO news
Health Systems for Prosperity and Solidarity: leaving no one behind
13-14 June 2018, Tallinn, Estonia.
WHO Europe Workshop to strengthen intersectoral working on the prevention of child maltreatment in the Nordic-Baltic subregion
18–19 June 2018, Vilnius, LithuaniaWHO Europe is pleased to announce a joint strategic workshop to strengthen intersectoral working on the prevention of child maltreatment in the Nordic–Baltic subregion. The 2-day workshop aims to support Member States within the subregion in improving national action to promote collaborative work between health services, educational settings, family and social services and the judicial system.http://www.euro.who.int/en/media-centre/...
Call for articles: Public Health Panorama to publish special issue on primary health care
This year, WHO marks the 40th anniversary of the signing of the Declaration of Alma-Ata, a milestone in primary health care. A special issue of Public Health Panorama sets out to capture the progress made in advancing primary health care principles in the different models of family medicine, general practice, ambulatory and first contact care in the WHO European Region.https://who.us4.list-manage.com/track/cl...
A list of newly-published titles from the WHO
Health systems respond to noncommunicable diseases - high-level regional meeting
On 16–18 April 2018, high-level representatives of the 53 Member States in the WHO European Region, relevant international organizations and selected nongovernmental organizations met in Sitges (Barcelona), Spain, for an in-depth look at good practice in strengthening health systems and scaling up noncommunicable diseases interventions.http://www.euro.who.int/en/media-centre/...
WHO urges action on Europe's biggest killers to reduce early deaths by a third
How can health systems in the WHO European Region save more people from noncommunicable diseases (NCDs) such as heart disease, cancer and diabetes, and help meet the global goal to reduce premature deaths from NCDs by 33% by 2030? Ministers of health and senior policy-makers gathered in Sitges, on 16–18 April 2018, to address this question at the High-Level Regional Meeting: Health Systems Respond to NCDs.https://who.us4.list-manage.com/track/cl...
Learning from the Armenian experience
A study tour focussing on organizing health systems for people-centred prevention and care of TB, and on financial reforms to TB services was organized in Armenia for representatives from the ministries of health and finance, and the health insurance funds from Belarus, Kyrgyzstan and the Republic of Moldova.https://who.us4.list-manage.com/track/cl...
Financial hardship linked to inadequate health coverage policies
A new analysis from WHO/Europe, released alongside a global UHC monitoring report, compares financial protection in Czechia, Estonia and Latvia. It concludes that households in these broadly similar countries experience markedly different levels of financial hardship when using health services.https://who.us4.list-manage.com/track/cl...
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