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 …

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 …

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 …

The Positive Parenting Intervention in Spain

  Alberto Martín- Pérez Rodriguez and Pilar Campos Esteban

The Spanish  Health Promotion and Prevention Strategy (HPPS) [1], launched in 2013, combines health promotion, ‘positive parenting’, and life-course approaches. Using elements from health, social, and education services, the strategy …

The future starts early. It’s time to invest in children’s well-being

  Réka Tunyogi and Dorota Sienkiewicz

We know that early childhood interventions have a high return on investment and long-term societal advantages. Why then do we not prioritise early childhood interventions? Here we look at the …

Good health now, but problems in store for the future? How the accumulation of health and social issues will affect the future health of vulnerable groups.

  Henk Hilderink and Marieke Verschuuren

The general state of public health in the Netherlands appears to be good. The average lifespan is increasing steadily, and most people feel healthy and not restricted by activity limitations. …