HEAL is a leading platform of health and environment groups working to strengthen European environment policies to improve people’s health.
We do this by creating better representation of expertise and evidence from the health community in decision making processes.
Our projects and policy work reflect current political developments within the EU and global policy arena and commitment to our strategic goals. Find below a list of projects we’ve worked on:
Coal’s unpaid health bill
On 7 March 2013 HEAL’s launches a new report ’’The Unpaid Health Bill - How are coal power plants making us sick?’’ Read the full report here
HEAL will be awarding a prize for the best environment and health film at the International Environmental Film Festival (Fife) in Paris, 19-26 February 2013. Eligible films will focus on how environmental issues impacts human health. They will also demonstrate originality and boldness.
- ensuring that scientific evidence on the links between chemicals and ill-health are translated into policy as quickly as possible.
- advocating for strong regulation of pesticide use for better health, especially to protect the most vulnerable groups in society.
- bringing public health to the centre of the climate change debate, and uniting the international health community behind four principles: protect public health; set strong targets on emission reductions; promote clean energy; and fund global action.
- showcasing examples of good practice projects in children’s environment and health throughout the 53 countries of the WHO European region.
- communicating EU air quality information and alerts to allergy, asthma and COPD patients in Europe.
- an amusing comic strip highlighting evidence of harm to health from certain widely used chemicals.
- raising awareness of the potential health risks of environmental mercury pollution. Calling on the EU to show leadership in efforts to control environmental mercury pollution by securing a global ban on mercury.
- as part of World Health Day 2008, HEAL and the EUropean REGional Health Authorities (EUREGHA) launched a Good Practice Award for local and regional mitigation and adaptation projects that simultaneously promote human health and protect the climate.
HEAL and WHO have developed an information brochure and a directory of national agencies to help individuals find out more about indoor air quality and its impact on health.