04 Mar, 2024

Our partners

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European Level

Our partners

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European Commission Directorate General Employment and Social Affairs (DG EMPL)

Description

DG EMPL has set up a financial instrument – PROGRESS – aiming at helping to achieve the goals of Europe 2020 strategy.

Our partners

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European Commission Directorate General for Health and Consumers

Description

The Commission’s plans to address health inequalities are set out in the Commission Communication – Solidarity in Health: Reducing Health Inequalities in the EU, published on 20 October 2009. There are large differences in health between countries of the EU for example:

  • the chance of a child dying before its first birthday differs by a factor of five
  • life expectancy at birth varies by 8 years (for females) and 14 years (for males)

In all countries the level of disease and age that people die are strongly influenced by factors such as employment, income, length of education and ethnicity.  The EU is working directly (through EU policy) and indirectly (through national authorities and stakeholders) to reduce such health inequalities.

EuroHealthNet and the projects it is involved in

Our partners

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EuroHealthNet

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http://www.eurohealthnet.eu

Description

EuroHealthNet links the bodies in the states and regions associated with the EU that are responsible for public health, health promotion and health determinants. Our mission is to improve health and equity for people in those areas. We do that by supporting projects and policy development together with our members and EU institutions; by exchanging information and by communications in and beyond our network.

EuroHealthNet is responsible for developing the Equity Channel as a way to help the partners in this international collaboration to communicate with interested people and bodies. We are also working to improve EU policies in relevant fields, to inform and involve other bodies in partnerships, and to develop innovative approaches to support that.

Our partners

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EQUITY ACTION – Joint Action on Health Inequalities

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http://www.health-inequalities.com

Description

The EQUITY ACTION represents a direct outcome of deliberations between interested Member States, international organizations, and the European Commission on how to deliver a structured programme of work on health inequalities. The challenge is to foster integrated action across governments and with a range of stakeholders to take action to address these inequalities. In particular, EuroHealthNet leads a working group focusing on regional approaches to tackling health inequalities and the use of EU Structural Funds at regional level to address health inequalities.

Our partners

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Crossing Bridges

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http://www.health-inequalities.eu

Description

CROSSING BRIDGES aims to advance the implementation of Health in all Policies (HiAP) approaches in EU Member States. It will contribute to the development of practical tools that are required to turn HiAP theory into practice, and to make progress on the implementation of HiAP in Europe. Within Crossing Bridges, thus,  evidence led methods and targeted capacity building activities will be developped, as part of the overall mission to improve health equity within and between states.

Our partners

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GRADIENT

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http://www.health-gradient.eu

Description

GRADIENT is a research project which has received funding from the EU’s Seventh Framework Programme. It addresses health inequalities among families and children with the aim to influence policy-makers in taking necessary steps to reduce the health gradient.

The Gradient project strives to develop a consensus-based European Framework to monitor and evaluate public health policies and their impact on the gradients that exists in the social determinants that generate health inequalities. The project also seeks to investigate if and why children and families from different socio-economic groups respond and act differently to public health policy interventions, and to identify protective factors for the health of children and young people and their families focusing on social relations and social networks, in order to explore alternative policy options that moderate social inequities in health. Finally, the Gradient aims to analyse and compare the impact of general policies for families and children with the impact of policies targeted at ‚at risk‘ families and children in different policitical contexts (4 Member States), to formulate policy recommendations at European, national, regional and local level and to disseminate the findings across the EU.

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Spread

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http://www.sustainable-lifestyles.eu/

Description

SPREAD aims at consolidating the existing knowledge experience and best practices on linking health and sustainable ways of living, moving, consuming and to provide a roadmap towards scenarios of sustainable lifestyles in 2050.

Organisations funded by PROGRESS

Social Protection and Social Inclusion

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European Anti-Poverty Network (EAPN)

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http://www.eapn.org

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Caritas Europa

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European Conferederation of Worker Cooperatives and Social and participative Enterprises (CECOP)

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https://cecop.coop/

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Confederation of Family Organisations in the EU (COFACE-EU)

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coface-eu.org

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Eurocities

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http://www.eurocities.eu

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European Federation for Diaconia

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http://www.eurodiaconia.org

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European federation for Street Children

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http://www.efsc-eu.org

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European Microfinance Network (EMN)

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http://www.european-microfinance.org

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European Social Network

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http://www.esn-eu.org

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The European Federation of National Organisations Working with the Homeless (FEANTSA)

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http://www.feantsa.org

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Mental Health Europe

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Mental Health Europe

Gender Equality

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European Women’s Lobby

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http://www.womenloby.org

Anti-discrimination

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Europe Disability Forum

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Homepage

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Autism Europe

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Home

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Europe Blind Union

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http://www.euroblind.org

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European Network on Independent Living

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Home

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International Federation for Spina Bifida and Hydrocephalus

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Home

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Inclusion Europe

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http://www.inclusion-eurtope.org

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European Association of Service Providers for Persons with Disabilities

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http://www.easpd.eu

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International Lesbian and Gay Association Europe

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Homepage

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European Network Against Racism

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http://www.enar.org

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European Older People’s Platform

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http://www.age-platform.org

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Equinet Europe (European Network of Equality Bodies)

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Homepage

Other organisations

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European Health Management Association (EHMA)

Description

EHMA is a membership organisation that aims to build the capacity and improve the quality of health management in Europe. Under the IC SDH EHMA has been commissioned by the Department of Health in England to deliver a Policy into Practice programme. The programme is focused on using international evidence and expertise on improving health in local government to equip English local authorities to better tackle the social determinants of health.

The programme includes:

  • Taking the best European evidence on promoting health in local government and making it available and applicable to local authorities;
  • Bringing international experts to work with local authorities on putting evidence into practice;
  • Reporting back the lessons from putting evidence into practice to policy makers and researchers, both in England and across Europe.

International Level

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WHO- Commission on Social Determinants of Health

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http://www.who.int/social_determinants/en/

Description

The Commission on Social Determinants of Health (CSDH) reported to the World Health organization (WHO) in August 2008. The CSDH presented evidence from around the world on the degree of health inequities between and within countries; on the relationship between the conditions of daily living, structural matters of power, money and resources and health inequities; and outlined key areas of policy and action that can be taken to address these inequities. The work of the CSDH supports countries and global partners to address the social factors leading to ill health and inequities. With this report, the CSDH has called upon all governments to lead global action on the social determinants of health with the aim of achieving health equity.

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International Union for Health Promotion and Education (IUHPE)

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http://www.iuhpe.org

Description

The IUHPE will contributes to the programme’s co¬llaboration discussions and reflections and supports advocacy and action on the social determinants of health (SDH) in this field, by bringing input specifically around capacity building for developing a health promotion approach to act on the SDH from a series of initiatives and projects it is currently engaged in at the global level, with a particular focus on the global south.

National Level

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Health Action partnership International (HAPI)

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http://www.hapi.org.uk

Description

Health Action Partnership International (HAPI) brings together leading professionals and organisations with skills and experience from across a broad spectrum of action to promote and maintain health.

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Baltic Region Healthy Cities Association

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http://www.marebalticum.org

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Greater Manchester Public Health Practice Unit

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http://www.gmphnetwork.org.uk

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Institute of Gerontology and Intergenerational Relations Slovenia

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Fondazione Giacomo Brodolini (FGB)

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http://www.fondazionebrodolini.it

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Department of Health

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http://www.dh.gov.uk

Description

The Department of Health, England, has commissioned Sir Michael Marmot to lead a Post-2010 strategic review of health inequalities, which will provide leadership across government to develop a joint approach to tackling health inequalities. The final report will be submitted to the Secretary of State for Health, by the end of 2009. The review will contribute to the development of a post cross-government national health inequalities strategy.

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University College London

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http://www.ucl.ac.uk

Description

Responding to the CSDH global call to action, Professor Sir Michael Marmot, head of the UCL Department of Epidemiology and Public Health, and chair of the CSDH, has been asked by the UK government to chair an independent review to propose the most effective strategies for reducing health inequalities in England from 2010. The aim of the Marmot Review is to propose an evidence based strategy for reducing health inequalities from 2010. The strategy will include policies and interventions that address the social determinants of health inequalities.

Based within the Department of Epidemiology and Public Health, the Global Health Equity Group (GHEG) is partly supported by the DH and is concerned with research, training and knowledge translation in matters relating to social determinants, environmental sustainability and global health equity. The GHEG houses the Strategic Review of Health Inequalities in England. GEHG was home to the Commission on Social Determinants of Health, and is helping to lead the post-CSDH global health agenda.

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Business in the Community

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Business in the Community

Description

Business in the Community (BITC) is one of The Prince’s Charities with more than 850 member companies. Business in the Community works with business to make a positive impact in the community, marketplace, workplace and environment, by promoting corporate responsibility. Business in the Community is working with the Department of Health to engage relevant business partners and develop a framework for business action on the social determinants of health, opening a dialogue with the private sector on issues in the UK. Business in the Community are also engaging their CSR360 Global Partner Network to work internationally on this agenda.

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National Heart Forum

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http://www.heartforum.org.uk

Description

The NHF modelling team, will initially using Health Survey for England data, create a demonstration micro simulation program on the determinants of avoidable chronic diseases related to tobacco such as CVD (cardiovascular diseases) and Cancer and the resultant consequential inequalities. NHF will then model the quantifiable impact of specific evidence based public health interventions to address the issues.

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The Centre for Health Economics, York University

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http://www.york.ac.uk/inst/che

Description

The Centre for Health Economics at York University is involved in a number of initiatives in the area of health equity, including research into the social determinants of health, funding mechanisms to promote health equity, integrating equity into health technology assessment, and methods for the economic evaluation of public health initiatives.

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National Social Marketing Centre (NSMC)

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http://www.nsms.org.uk

Description

The National Social Marketing Centre (NSMC) has been commissioned to provide strategic and operation marketing support to key partners for the SDH programme. In addition to this, The Centre has also been commissioned to develop and promote a series of short films outlining effective SDH interventions.