Health promoting hospitals and health services – even more important during the pandemic

  Dr. Rainer Christ and Birgit Metzler

For 30 years, health promoting hospitals have been helping to re-orient health services towards health promotion and prevention. Their vision is of comprehensive and ambitious organisation-wide reforms, and guidance has …

Good Practice Portals: mapping and evaluating interventions for health promotion, disease prevention and equity across Europe

  Luisella Gilardi and Alison Maassen

Good practice portals help practitioners, policy makers and researchers to find evaluated tools and interventions. Here, we look at the development of one portal in Italy which focuses on health …

Learning the lessons of the past to restore the nation’s health and prevent widening health inequalities post-COVID-19

  Rita Ranmal and Tim Elwell-Sutton

A healthy population is one of any nation’s most important assets. We have known for a long time that not everyone has the same opportunity to access the things they …

Local mental health support in Slovenia during COVID-19: setting up primary health care helplines

  Matej Vinko, MD, Saška Roškar, Assist. Prof., PhD, Tatjana Novak Šubara, PhD and Alenka Tančič Grum, MA

In Slovenia, health promotion centers – embedded within all primary care centers – are the main providers of preventive and health-promotion services, including mental health services. Soon after the pandemic …

Mental health of the French population during the COVID-19 pandemic: results of the CoviPrev survey

  Enguerrand du Roscoät

How have lockdowns affected mental health? The French public health agency shares the results of their study, what lessons can be learnt, and the links to social and economic protection …

La santé mentale des Français pendant l’épidémie du COVID-19 : résultats de l’enquête CoviPrev

  Enguerrand du Roscoät

Quel a été l’impact du confinement sur la santé mentale ? L’agence nationale de santé publique française partage les résultats et conclusions de leur enquête, et réfléchit sur le rôle …

Applying behavioural science in the battle against the coronavirus

  Mariken Leurs

The Dutch National Institute for Public Health and the Environment (RIVM) set up a specific corona behavioural unit to provide coordinated scientific behavioural support to policymakers and government during the …

Gender-sensitive workplace health promotion: why it is important and how it can be implemented in practice

  Sylvia Gaiswinkler

Sex and gender are important determinants of health, but we often lack criteria for effective gender-sensitive work place health promotion. A team at the Austrian Health Promotion Fund are working …