High-level conference on working together for better health and well-being
The aim of the conference is to strengthen intersectoral cooperation between the health, education and social sectors in the WHO European Region, for better, more equal health and social outcomes for children and adolescents and their families.
Organized by WHO/Europe, it will bring together Member States, representatives of international organizations and civil society and experts. The Conference is hosted by the Ministry of Social Affairs and Health of France.
– to find common areas for policy action between the health, education and social sectors;
– to identify joint approaches and concrete actions to promote health and social literacy, in order to improve health and well-being, social outcomes and equity; and
– to outline ways to strengthen intersectoral collaboration between the health, education and social sectors, including at different levels of government.
The health and well-being of populations are important contributors to the social and economic development of societies. At the same time, development, education and social policies and decisions at local, national and international levels shape people’s health and well-being.
Reducing gaps in health and in human potential are the shared priorities of many policy sectors, underlining the value of and imperatives for coherence among policies to ensure inclusive, sustained development for all countries and all people in society. Many sectors must act in partnership for people and the planet, working together to deliver prosperity and peace.
These goals are at the heart of the decisions taken by heads of state and governments at the United Nations General Assembly on the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. They are also major drivers of the Health 2020 policy framework for health and well-being in the WHO European Region.
Za Slovenskú republiku sa konferencie zúčastnia:
Mgr. Tomáš Kudela, riaditeľ Odboru pre verejné zdravie, MZ SR
PhDr. Peter Letanovský, poradca MZ SR pre verejné zdravie
Ing. Silvia Tokárová, štátny radca, Sekcia regionálneho školstva, MŠVVaS SR