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Published: 1 April 2021

23rd March 2021

Dear CAPH members,

This month, we are excited to share with you our new revised  CAPH webpages that lay out our aims, objectives and action plan for the year ahead. Here you will see our activities that you can be involved in. These align closely with the EUPHA vision to achieve a Triple A rating for health in Europe through Analysis, Action and Advocacy. All three are needed. Without science, there is just bad information, without advocacy science is ignored, without actions from our workforce there is no change.

Looking ahead to our conference in November, we are now calling for abstracts for a workshop on Impact of Covid 19 pandemic containment measures on mental health of adolescents and young people (see below) until 7th April 2021.

In early April you can attend a webinar “ How pollution and climate change affect children’s health and well-being” organised by UNICEF and the Centre for Global Health Inequalities Research (CHAIN).

After Easter, look out for flyers for an reverse innovation workshop led by a youth panel ' Giving voice to young people in policy; the unheard stakeholder' jointly organised by CAPH and EUPHAnxt.

In May, you can present at European Public Health Week  17-21 May. We recommend that you note the abstract submission deadline is 1st May 2021 for the EPH 2021 virtual conference Public Health Futures in a Changing World Nov 10-12

Finally keep linking to our twitter handle @CAPHEUPHA anything that you think is relevant to improving child and adolescent health in Europe.  Please contact us directly about any of this this newsletter content or if you have interesting events you think our members should hear about on email: 

We look forward to seeing and hearing from you

Best regards,

Professor Sonia Saxena, President CAPH EUPHA

Prof Dr Julia Dratva, Vice President CAPH EUPHA



MARCH 2021


Invitation to submit an abstract to the following workshop. If you have research to share on this topic, please send an abstract to the organizer by 7th of April of March

Organiser          Section Child and Adolescent Health

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The Coronavirus pandemic is an unprecedented public health crisis impacting all age groups and all areas of society, irrespective of the risk of exposure or disease severity. In fact, containment measures carry many risks for health, especially for mental health.

This is particularly true for youth, aged 15 – 24 yrs. With low SARS-CoV 2 mortality and a high rate of asymptomatic infections, they do not belong to the risk groups for whom control and containment measures are implemented. However, containment measures, have had a heavy impact on their lives, education and social development. First evidence indicates a drastic rise in mental health problems with potential long-term impact.

The aim of this workshop is three-fold:

  1. Present evidence of the health impact of the COVID 19 pandemic on young people’s mental health.
  2. Identify the imminent, COVID-related, and long-term action needed to address mental health issues in this age group adequately.
  3. Discuss among participants the COVID dilemma of necessary actions to contain the virus leads to health impact elsewhere and potential solutions.

Workshop duration: 60 min.

We aim to include four presentations of each 10 minutes max. and 20 minutes discussion.

If you are interested in presenting in this workshop, please send your abstract of max. 2,000 characters, including spaces but excluding title and authors’ information by 7th April 2021 to 

We will inform you on our decision by the 21st of April 2021. Please note that all presenters need to register for the congress ( once our workshop has been accepted.

Looking forward to your abstracts!

Prof. Dr Julia Dratva and Dr Lourdes Cantarero Arevalo


Find below information for an interesting webinar on “ How pollution and climate change affect children’s health and well-being” organised by UNICEF and the Centre for Global Health Inequalities Research (CHAIN).

Time: Wednesday 7th April, 15:00 – 16:00 CET

Sign up: Zoom Link  

Children today face a new set of challenges that were unimaginable just a generation ago. Across the world, climate change and environmental degradation are threatening child survival, health, and well-being. It’s critical to scale up interventions to ensure a healthy environment for all children, especially for those that are the most vulnerable.

Action on climate change and environmental degradation - taken for children and with them – is a UNICEF priority. The right to a healthy environment underpins the rights of all children not only to survive but to thrive and live in dignity. 

In this webinar we gather experts from Norwegian Institute of Public Health, CHAIN and UNICEF. How can we challenge and learn from each other? How can Norway best contribute to understanding children’s environmental risks? How can the research community and experts work together with UN organizations and civil society?



Kyrre Lind, Manager Global Health, UNICEF Norway

 Translating knowledge to action to protect children from environmental risks

Kam Sripada, PhD 

Postdoctoral Fellow, Center for Global Health Inequalities Research (CHAIN), NTNU

 Healthy Environments for Healthy Children

            Desiree Raquel Narvaez, MD MPH

            Environmental Health Specialist, UNICEF Health Section

 Children’s environmental health and social inequalities in Norway: the NeuroTox Study

            Gro Dehli Villanger, PhD 

            Researcher, Norwegian Institute of Public Health   

The webinar will conclude with questions and answers and participants are encouraged to share their feedback. The event will be held in English and recorded.

Sign up here to receive the Zoom webinar link by email:

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Centre for Global Health Inequalities Research (CHAIN) on FacebookTwitter, and




Look out for this joint workshop flyers to be circulated Giving young people a voice in policy The Unheard Stakeholder during European Public health Conference 10-12 November 2021

  • Consequences of the COVID 19 pandemic have shifted power, restricted freedom and magnified preexisting health inequalities around the globe. A new age of communication and societal engagement has begun. But where is the voice of young people in plans to rebuild a future shaped by COVID-19?
  • In this workshop we bring together expert witnesses from the youngest in society to explore. This workshop will brings together a panel of young people in a reverse mentoring session to explore how young people’s voices can be brought into policy making to shape a brighter and smarter future for the next generation

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