The EuroHealthNet communication unit amplifies the voices of the members of the partnership, connects ideas and people across Europe, and delivers up-to-date, evidence-driven information to public health and social equity communities and beyond.
Connecting ideas and people
We facilitate exchange of information and best practices across the partnership, and with the sectors that affect health and equity.
EuroHealthNet’s new communication network
This year we established a network of communication departments to improve the exchange of information around the partnership, to help partners express their interests and concerns at an international level, and strengthen the flow of information between European action, and national and regional agencies.
The group meets three times per year via video conferencing to share updates and news.
Calls and Opportunities Alerts
Calls and Opportunities Alerts include exclusive opportunities for funding, training, and capacity building. They are sent to Members approximately once per month, or as opportunities arise. Between July 2018 and April 2019, nine were sent.
Each month, EuroHealthNet publishes a collection of the most important news in our fields in an email newsletter, Health Highlights. It is sent to more than 2,500 people. It covers leading stories, news from the partnership, news from EU institutions and agencies, international news, publications, and events. This year, the newsletter was refreshed with a new design.
Developing projects and partnerships
EuroHealthNet contributes to communicating the outputs of associated initiatives and projects, making sure work is joined-up. This year, we have joined the Joint Action on Health Inequalities (JAHEE) as a subcontractor and are working on stakeholder analysis and communication. Our work as part of the new Centre for Global Health Inequalities (CHAIN) also began this year. Our focus will be on bridging research, policy, and practice.
Providing clear, up-to-date information where it’s needed
This year, EuroHealthNet’s twice-yearly magazine was redeveloped, and more translations of articles are now available. It is designed for public health professionals and health promotion experts to share what’s happening in their field, and to see how their areas of work are being addressed in different countries and contexts. The magazine continues to be a popular resource. Read the latest edition
The launch of a podcast
This year we produced our first podcast. ‘The effects of the gig economy on young people’s mental health’ was created for the EU Alliance for Mental Health – Employment and Work. It looks at how employment is changing, and the risks and benefits for young workers. Listen online
Easily accessible information online
EuroHealthNet manages three websites, each providing information for different audiences and purposes.
EuroHealthNet.eu hosts all resources produced by EuroHealthNet as well as information about the partnership.
Health-Inequalties.eu provides specific information about health inequalities in each Member State, information about financing and European funding to tackle health inequalities – including our support desk for members of the Partnership in search of financial support, and databases of policies, projects, and publications.
HealthyAgeing.eu contains resources about active and healthy ageing.
Amplifying the voices of the European health promoting communities
We strengthen the messages, evidence, and action of members of the Partnership at an international level
1,000 lifechanging days
We published a video demonstrating the importance of the first 1,000 days of life for long term health and wellbeing. It describes how early experiences shape development and what actions are needed. It is available for members to use in their national language.
We produce news releases to inform wide audiences within and outside the public health sphere about important changes and developments for health equity. Between September 2018 and March 2019, 15 news releases were published covering topics such as health and environmental change, the European Semester, the EU budget, and the European Pillar of Social Rights. Read our news releases
Making a statement
On behalf of the partnership, we issue statements, joint letters, and articles describing EuroHealthNet’s positions on key legislative developments and other matters. Topics covered this year include work/life balance, the EU’s next long-term budget (The Multi-Annual Financial Framework (MFF), financial protection systems, and the need for investment and reforms for sustainable health and care systems. Read our recent statements