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   10/24/2019 - From the OECD data on the impact of excess weight on national budgets
In Europe
The Heavy Burden of Obesity. The Economics of Prevention
OCSE report published in October 2019. Read the comment by Angela Spinelli and Paola Nardone (ISS) with the focus on the Italian situation where overweight represents 9% of health spending and reduces GDP by 2.8%.

   Healthy, prosperous lives for all: the eu Health Equity standing Report (2019)
Report of the WHO European Office published in September 2019. For more information download the document.

   Economic and social impacts and advantages of health systems (2019)
Report published by WHO Europe in March 2019. The document argues that health systems have a positive impact on the economic performance of other sectors of the national economy, through the jobs they generate and through the purchase of goods and services. To learn more, consult the complete document "Economic and social impacts and benefits of health systems (2019)".


   Early child development, fair employment and decent work, social protection and a living environment: these are the main themes identified as having the greatest impact on the social determinants of health inequalities. The new WHO Europe document published in 2017 revolves around these topics. For more information download the complete document.

   Sixth Ministerial Conference on Environment and Health
In Ostrava (Czech Republic), the sixth ministerial conference on environment and health took place from 13 to 15 June 2017. For more information download the declaration and the annexes one and two .

   Creating age-friendly environments in Europe. A tool for local policy-makers and planners
Torpor published by WHO Europe in 2016 and launched in March 2017. It aims to provide a tool to guide local decision makers in the development of age-friendly policies and interventions. The report summarizes the key factors to establish and sustain successful interventions in four phases: involvement, planning, implementation and evaluation. To learn more, consult the complete document on the WHO Europe website: “Creating age-friendly environments in Europe. A tool for local policy-makers and planners ".

   Socioeconomic standing and therefore the twenty five × twenty five risk factors as determinants of premature mortality: a multi-cohort study and meta-analysis of one · seven million men and girls
Article published in February 2017 on The Lancet which shows the results of a study conducted as part of the European Life-path project, funded by the European Commission, which investigates the biological basis of social differences in healthy aging. For more information, consult the complete article and visit the Life-path website.

    Strategizing national health within the twenty first century: a reference
The new WHO manual, published in December 2016, provides a set of good practices to support countries in the development of strategic plans for health and provides WHO experience on these issues. For more information download the complete document.

   Women's health and well-being in Europe: on the far side the mortality advantage
Report published by WHO Europe in September 2016. The document shows the impact of gender inequalities on social, economic and environmental determinants, underlining how health systems centered on people can effectively respond to the needs of women at different stages of life. To learn more, consult the complete document "Women 's health and well - being on Europe: beyond the mortality advantage".

The case for investing in public health

   Report published in July 2015 by WHO Europe. The report describes the effects (short and long term) of a nation's health status on its economic and financial situation by showing how health should be an important issue for all sectors of government and that investing in prevention is “cost-effective "Because it affects all sectors of society.

   Promoting higher integration of health info systems: best practices and challenges
Report prepared by the Health Evidence Network and published in February 2015. It provides a general overview on how the countries belonging to the European Union (EU) and the European Free Trade Association (Efta) can promote a better system for integrating health information .
Oecd Reviews of Health Care Quality: Italy 2014

   This OECD report (Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development), published in January 20
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    Economic crisis, health systems and health in Europe: impact and implications for policy
Document, published in October 2014, summarizes the results of a joint study by WHO Europe and the European Observatory on Health Systems and Policies, analyzing the impact of European health policies on the economic crisis that hit Europe from 2008 to 2013 .

Annual Report of the Director 

    Document published by the European Center for Disease Prevention and Control in May 2014 with data on the work carried out by the center in 2013. Two versions of the document: the complete report and a short version which focuses on public health programs launched in Europe. For more information, visit the ECDC website.

    Lack of health personnel and international mobility in the European Union
Report prepared by Amref Italia in the context of the project "Healthcare personnel for all and all for health personnel" (Health workers for all) and published in March 2014.

Health inequalities in the Eu 

Report published in December 2013 by the European Commission on the differences in social determinants of health between European countries and health inequalities between the various social groups.

Health at Glance 2013: Oecd Indicators 

Seventh edition of the report on European health systems, published in November 2013 by the OECD (Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development - Organization for economic co-operation and development, OECD). The document addresses national costs, activities and results obtained in 2012 by 34 member countries and presents comparable data (in relation to selected health indicators) of six emerging countries:

Brazil, the land, India, Indonesia, China and South Africa.

    Decision No 1082/2013 / EU of the European Parliament and of the Council on serious cross-border threats to health and repealing Decision No 2119/98 / EC
Parliament and European Council decision aimed at strengthening health security measures for those entering Europe. These are prevention tools in line with the requirements of the 2005 International Health Regulations, focused on epidemiology surveillance and the ability to respond to potential risks to public health.
Health 2020.

A European policy framework and strategy for the twenty first century

   WHO Europe document, published in September 2013, containing the two versions (a short and a long one) on Health 2020 health policy. Read also the Italian translation “Salute 2020. A European policy model supporting cross-cutting action to the government and society in favor of health and well-being " realized thanks to a collaboration between the Ministry of Health, the European Office of the WHO and the Dors, and published in September 2014.

   Vienna Declaration on Nutrition and Noncommunicable
Statement prepared during the conference "Who European Conference on Nutrition and Noncommunicable Diseases in the Context of Health" (Vienna, 4-5 July 2013) organized by WHO Europe to discuss chronic diseases and lifestyles. For more information, also read the news on the Azioni Quotidiane website.

   The European health report 2012. Charting the way to well-being
Document published in March 2013 by WHO Europe. The report now represents a reference point on health (and well-being, according to the broader meaning of health advocated by the WHO) of the old continent. The peculiarity of the 2012 report lies in the fact that, in addition to taking stock of the health of Europeans with particular attention to situations of inequality, the document looks at future prospects and is clearly oriented towards designing a scenario capable of guaranteeing all citizens European standards of health. Read about the in-depth study by the editors of Epicenter and also the in-depth study "A new Europe" by Silvia Declich and Fla-via Richard (Epidemiology department of infectious diseases, Chicness-Iss.

   Global burden of Disease Study 2010

   In December, The Lancet magazine dedicated ample space to the Global burden of Disease Study 2010, the survey that assesses the impact of pathologies in terms of mortality and disability. In early March 2013, the British magazine also published the results nation by country, arousing keen interest and even a few surprises. Among the country profiles published by The Lancet at the beginning of March there is, of course, also that of Italy which is in an excellent position for health results. Read the in-depth commentary with Stefania Salmaso (Cnesps-Iss director).
Health at Glance. Europe 2012
Report published in November 2012 by the OECD (Organization for Cooperation

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