Putting quality employment and financial security at the heart of the recovery strategy

  Martin Taulbut, Donna Burnett and Chantal Verdonschot

    Since the beginning of the pandemic, Public Health Scotland has been supporting measures targeting employment and financial security. It stresses that this could help prevent declining health outcomes …

Aligning Health Promoting Communities and the Sustainable Development Goals: the Icelandic experience

  Gígja Gunnarsdóttir and Ingrid Stegeman

Many of the factors that affect our health lie beyond the scope of the health sector. Therefore health systems have an important role in influencing other sectors to protect and …

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. Guidance has been …

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 …

Supporting older people in remote areas in a post COVID-19 time

  Monika Robnik, Andreja Mezinec, Ria Jagodic, Dr. Luka Kronegger and Dr. Mojca Gabrijelčič Blenkuš

During the pandemic, access to healthcare has been limited and we have been forced to become more isolated. Under these conditions, how can we help older people to live independent …

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 …

The story from Italy: COVID-19 and inequity

  Anna Maria Giammarioli, Rita Maria Ferrelli, Loredana Falzano, Paola De Castro, Aldina Venerosi, Emanuela Medda, Benedetta Mattioli, PhD, Raffaella Bucciardini and Health Equity ISS (HEISS)

Italy was the first European country to be hit by the COVID-19 pandemic. While the rest of the world watched, staff at the Italian National Institute of Health were under …

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 …