Unfortunately, their capacity to do so often falls short of what is required, and the organization of health systems has not kept pace with the changes that societies are undergoing.
Our aim throughout has been to provide the scientific rationale for action: These information technology—based developments may be linked with new self-management tools, health applications and devices for patients and their caregivers to better manage their health or chronic disease from home.
These processes create health inequities, which feed back to increase further inequities in exposure and protective capacity and to amplify social disadvantage.
Some 30 participants gathered in Moscow, Russian Federation, for the third annual Autumn School on health information and evidence for policy making. Interests and partners within society need to come together to achieve better health and well-being, yet health equally can and should contribute to the goals and aspirations of other sectors.
Countries can reignite economic growth and improve health outcomes at the same time. Delegates also adopted the Roadmap to implement the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.
Countries in the Region acknowledge the right to health and have committed themselves to universality, solidarity and equal access as the guiding values for organizing and financing their health systems. Delegates from Andorra, Cyprus, Iceland, Luxembourg, Malta, Monaco, Montenegro and San Marino gathered in Andorra on 2 and 3 July for the second high-level ministerial meeting of the eight small countries to confirm their commitment to implementing the Health 2020 vision in countries with populations of less than 1 million people.
The quality of life and well-being they experience is often unsatisfactory and there are also health inequities within and between countries in the Region. The four priority areas are interlinked, interdependent and mutually supportive. Work on the human genome during the past decade may change the nature and outcomes of disease.
Working for better noncommunicable disease outcomes in Turkey: High blood pressure — the focus of World Health Day 2013 — is a serious but often preventable medical condition. The policy framework suggests new ways to identify important health gaps and focus individual and collective efforts on ways to reduce them.
Social and economic inequalities, transmitted to subsequent generations, result in the indefensible persistence of health inequalities.
Coronary artery grafting became more widespread. Discussions focused on the global relevance of environment and health policy in Europe and how to stimulate changing patterns of consumption towards sustainable development.
Health 2020 presents the social and economic imperative for action, showing clearly that health and well-being are important and essential for economic and social development.
These molecular structures could be the basis for regenerating or replacing body parts that are currently lost to infection, accident or disease.
Promote health, prevent disease and foster healthy lifestyles through 'health in all policies', Protect EU citizens from serious cross-border health threats Contribute to innovative, efficient and sustainable health systems Facilitate access to high quality, safe healthcare for EU citizens. The European policy framework for supporting government and society for health and wellbeing provides politicians and policy practitioners with the main values and principles needed to put Health 2020 into practice.
It aims not to make national and local health systems uniform but to make them uniformly better. It provides a clear mapping of the options and tradeoffs in taking action to improve health and reduce inequities.