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 …

Editorial: Support children and families now to protect the health of adults tomorrow

  Caroline Costongs

For every step down the socio-economic ladder, children and young people experience a higher level of physical and mental health problems that will affect their future health and life opportunities. …

Two approaches to promoting healthy diets amongst children in Austria

  Mag. Melanie Bruckmüller and Mag. Rita Kichler

Overweight and obesity is increasingly a problem for children across Europe, and Austria is no exception. There, two initiatives have been put in place to try to curb the trend. …

A system wide approach to improving outcomes in First 1000 Days

  Angela Jones

In a Welsh community formerly driven by heavy industry, the citizens of Cwm Taf continue to experience high levels of deprivation and poor health outcomes. This is a story repeated …