How the Netherlands and PHAROS are reducing health inequalities and improving health literacy

  Monica van Berkum

By Monica van Berkum. Like other European countries, the Netherlands faces substantial socioeconomic health inequalities. On average, people with a low level of education in the Netherlands live 7 years …

The alcohol harm paradox – Or why alcohol related harm affects poor people more, although they drink less

  Anna Gallinat

By Anna Gallinat. We all know health inequalities exist and persist. Systematic differences in people’s health occur between socio-economic classes or geographical areas, although there are other inequalities, for example …

The Riga Initiative: Cross-border collaboration for healthier lifestyles and healthy tourism

  Nikola Tilgale – Platace

By Nikola Tilgale–Platace. Public health experts from the city administration of Riga have been working on the cross-border cooperation project ‘Riga Initiative’ since the end of 2015. Teaming up with neighbouring regions, …

A multi-disciplinary and knowledge exchange approach to health promotion at the DoRS Centre, Italy

  EuroHealthNet

By Elena Barbera. Established in 1998 as an initiative of Piedmont Region Health Department and located in Grugliasco, near Turin, Italy, the DoRS Health Promotion Documentation Centre of Piedmont Region takes …

30 Years after the Ottawa Charter: Is it Still Relevant in the Face of Future Challenges for Health Promotion?

  EuroHealthNet

30 years have passed since the Ottawa charter on health promotion was presented, changing our understanding of health and introducing novel approaches for the maintenance and promotion of health. Here, …