Hand over of European Charter for Health Equity to EU Commissioner
HEAL member, the European Public Health Alliance (EPHA) is calling for health equity across the EU. On 14 April, as part of the EPHA Annual General Assembly, EPHA will be presenting the Charter for Health Equity to EU Commissioner John Dalli.
With the Charter for Health Equity, EPHA aims to bring civil society together to call for immediate action and to ensure that the issue is kept on the agenda. The social determinants of health - such as environment, climate and food - all have huge potential to reduce health inequalities and benefit the whole society. Despite the EU’s growing focus on health inequalities, the issue remains very much in the domain of the health community and concrete EU actions are yet to be defined. HEAL has signed the charter, alongside almost 90 international, European and national organisations working on gender, youth, environment, agriculture and of course health alongside a host of environment, social and health groups. There is still the opportunity to sign here.
Last updated on 19 May 2011