2012

NEWS: Restructuring health systems: How to promote health in times of austerity?

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On 6 June 2012, Health First Europe attended the annual conference of the European Public Health Alliance which focused on how to promote health in times of financial crisis.  The conference brought together representatives from […]

NEWS: Health First Europe attends the debate on State of Men’s Health in Europe

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On 26 April, Health First Europe attended a lunch debate on men’s health in Europe organised by the Premier League Network at the European Parliament. The European Commission recently launched a major report entitled “The State of Men’s Health in Europe” which identified a number of very important issues about men’s health – with significant implications for health, social care and the economy – in society. Chaired by MEP Linda McAvan (S&D, UK), the event called for increasing knowledge about men’s health issues with the support of the European Commission, the European Parliament, academics and other stakeholders such as football clubs.

NEWS: Health First Europe urges EU policymakers to do more to protect patients

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EU policymakers should strengthen the standards for patient safety in Member States, adopt measurable targets on patient safety, and develop a European strategy to combat the incidence of HAIs, according to Health First Europe’s Recommendations on Patient Safety launched today.

NEWS: Health First Europe attends “Innovation Partnership on Active and Healthy Ageing: From Plan to Action”

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Following the Commission’s Communication in February 2012, the conference brought together stakeholders from all areas of health to inspire implementation of the Strategic Implementation Plan adopted by the Commission for taking forward priority action areas in integrated care and healthy ageing throughout the EU.

NEWS: Health First Europe attends Stockholm Network meeting on “A new vision for the future of healthcare”

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On 28 March, the Stockholm Network invited scientists, academics and professionals to share discussions about the current challenges and obstacles in the health sector and to bring ideas to the table to build together a […]

NEWS: Health First Europe attends EP Interest Group on Rheumatic and Musculoskeletal Diseases Meeting

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NEWS: Health First Europe attended the 8th meeting of the European Parliament Interest Group on Rheumatic and Musculoskeletal Diseases (RMDs) which was held on 20 March at the European Parliament. This EP Interest Group, in line […]

NEWS: Health First Europe attends EPC/CHES Policy Dialogue on healthy ageing

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On 12 March, the European Policy Centre (EPC) together with the Coalition for Health, Ethics and Society (CHES) organised an open debate between key actors involved in active and healthy ageing issues from all areas of society.

NEWS: Public hearing of the EESC on “Partnering in Research and Innovation on the example of the pilot partnership on Active and Healthy Ageing”

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On 7 February, Health First Europe attended a public hearing on the European Commission Communication’s “Partnering on Research and Innovation” on the current example of the pilot partnership on Active and Healthy Ageing in the European Economic and Social Committee (EESC).

NEWS: Health First Europe attends “Diabesity: a World-Wide Challenge”

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Health First Europe attended the European Commission and Danish Presidency event “Diabesity: a World-Wide Challenge” which focused on understanding the current information available on the prevalence of diabetes and potential solutions to combat the trends for increasing prevalence. 

NEWS: The Danish Presidency’s health priorities

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On 6 January 2012, Denmark began its Presidency of the Council of the European Union for the first half of 2012. It is the seventh time Denmark holds the EU Presidency since joining the European Community in 1973 and Denmark has assumed the Presidency at a time when the EU is facing its perhaps greatest challenges ever.

NEWS: Reducing the burden of diabetes in Europe: London School of Economics and Policy Recommendations

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On 25 January, Health First Europe attended the launch of the London School of Economic Policy Recommendations for Reducing the Burden of Diabetes in Europe.  The event was hosted by MEP Christel Schaldemose (S&D, Denmark) […]

2011

NEWS: Health First Europe attends Health Technology Assessment: improving patient care and value for money?

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On 29 November, Health First Europe attended the lunch debate on “Health Technology Assessment: improving patient care and value for money?” at the Residence Palace in Brussels. The event was organised by European Voice and […]

NEWS: Health First Europe attends the European Health Literacy Conference

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According to the health literacy survey, most patients have a low or insufficient level of health literacy and this phenomenon represents a problem for European Member States (on different national levels) and a cost for the healthcare system. Therefore, conference participants agreed that Europe now needs a common consciousness among citizens and political involvement at the EU level to put patient’s knowledge of health at the center of the health sector. With efforts from all parties (e.g. patients and health providers), health literacy could play a fundamental role within European health policy.

NEWS: Patient Safety and biological medicines: what matters?

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On 8 November, Health First Europe attended the lunch debate in the European Parliament entitled “Patient Safety and biological medicines: what matters?” The event was organised by the Parliament Magazine and Novo Nordisk, in association with EuropaBio.

NEWS: Health First Europe attends EDMA IVD Forum 2011

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On 19 October 2011, Health First Europe attended the annual European Diagnostics Manufacturers Association (EDMA) In-Vitro Diagnostics (IVD) Forum which brought together academics, health experts, policymakers and industry to discuss issues such as Health Technology […]

NEWS: Health First Europe attends the Annual Fit for Work Europe Conference

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Health First Europe attended the 3rd Annual Fit for Work Europe Conference, held on 18 October in a two-session event. The first session, at the Royal Belgian Institute of Natural Sciences, focused on the importance of […]