"gesundheit 2020" - Das neue europäische rahmenkonzept der WHO

Translated title of the contribution: "Health 2020o" - The new European framework strategy of WHO

K. Michelsen, H. Brand

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The WHO Regional Committee for Europe agreed in September 2012 on the new framework strategy "Health 2020o". The framework has the strategic objectives of improving health for all and reducing health inequalities as well as improving leadership and participatory governance for health. The present article introduces the basic points of "Health 2020". Central elements (European Action Plan for Strengthening Public Health and Public Health Services, health and well-being, reducing health inequalities, whole-of-governance and whole-of-society approaches) are described in more detail, taking background materials into account. Critical remarks address the implementation, reporting and governance issues. They are discussed by taking into account the context of the development of "Health 2020". Even if some critical aspects exist, it can be stated that "Health 2020" delivers a framework and orientation for health policies - as well as for the heterogeneous situation in WHO Europe as well as for Germany.

Translated title of the contribution"Health 2020o" - The new European framework strategy of WHO
Original languageGerman
Pages (from-to)771-777
Number of pages7
Issue number12
Publication statusPublished - 24-12-2012

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health
  • General Medicine


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