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Ws report workshop1

  1. 1. Actions at European Level 30 May 2010 Budapest Action for Prevention
  2. 2. Presentations <ul><li>The Strategy for Europe on Nutrition, Overweight and Obesity related health issues: the way forward – Phillipe Roux (EC) </li></ul><ul><li>Nutrition and Obesity in Europe: bridging the gap from evidence to policy – Joao Breda (WHO EURO) </li></ul><ul><li>Have PHAN: Promoting networking and action on healthy and equitable environments for physical activity – Francesca Racioppi (WHO EURO CEH, Rome) </li></ul><ul><li>European Smokefree Class Comptetition – Reiner Hanewinkel (IFT Nord, Germany) </li></ul><ul><li>Tobacco regulation as means for prevention – Terje Peetso (EC) </li></ul>
  3. 3. Actions at EU level <ul><li>C onsumer information </li></ul><ul><li>H ealthy option s made available </li></ul><ul><li>Encouraging physical activity – community programmes supported or encouraged, Community funds to develop physical infrastructure </li></ul><ul><li>Concentrating efforts on priority groups and settings (young people) </li></ul><ul><li>E vidence base to support policy making </li></ul><ul><li>M onitoring systems, together with WHO (best practices, MS exchange of information) </li></ul>
  4. 4. Partnerships for Health <ul><ul><li>High level Group on Nutrition and Physical Activity </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>EU Platform for action on Diet, Physical Activity and Health </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Public-Private Partnerships mentioned among the principles for action </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Aims in the next future (activities underway) </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Initiate r eformulation of selected nutrients (saturated fat; trans fat; energy; total fat; sugars; portion sizes etc ). </li></ul><ul><li>Renewed focus on children and vulnerable groups in Platform commitments as well as in the support to stakeholders’ initiatives (i.e. Public Health Programme and the EU School Fruit Scheme). </li></ul><ul><li>Concentrating on vulnerable groups (advertising for children re-thought) </li></ul><ul><li>Community based approaches encouraged or supported </li></ul>
  5. 5. Examples <ul><li>School fruit scheme, school milk scheme, Free food for Europe’s poor </li></ul><ul><li>Project funding for Health Development at EU-level </li></ul>
  6. 6. Nutrition – Actions at European level (WHO Region) <ul><li>Trands and data on obesity and overwight in WHO European Region </li></ul><ul><li>Role of WHO (in collaboration with EU structures) </li></ul><ul><li>Monitoring health status related to OW, Ob, PA, national level policy-type activities </li></ul><ul><li>Tracing good local practices </li></ul>
  7. 7. <ul><li>Support for Member States – </li></ul><ul><ul><li>co-ordination, </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>evidence/info (e.g. database on NOPA), </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>good practices, </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>identification of inequalities, </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Facilitating networking in selected topics </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Action on marketing food to children </li></ul></ul>
  8. 8. Have PHAN! <ul><li>Promoting networking and action on healthy and equitable environments for physical activity </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Supporting Member States in creating collaboration among experts and relevant sectors (such as urban planning, health, transport, education, tourism, sport and leisure) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Providing Member States guidance, examples of good practices and exchange platforms on physical activity promotion in different local and regional environments. </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Specific target groups: youth, disadvanteged groups </li></ul><ul><li>European network for the promotion of health-enhancing physical activity (HEPA Europe) </li></ul>
  9. 9. Partnerships in project <ul><ul><li>EC </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Transport, Health and Environment Pan-European Programme (THE PEP) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>European network for the promotion of health-enhancing physical activity (HEPA Europe) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>CEHAPE Youth Network </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>WHO Healthy Cities Network. </li></ul></ul>
  10. 10. School-based prevention of smoking – an example <ul><li>Smokefree Class Competition (SFC) </li></ul><ul><li>universal school-based smoking prevention programme for pupils aged 11-14 years. </li></ul><ul><li>The main aims are: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>to delay or prevent the onset of smoking, </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>to motivate adolescents already experimenting with smoking to stop, </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>to engage adolescents in creative activities related to the subject “non-smoking”, </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>to help to de-normalise youth smoking in Europe. </li></ul></ul>
  11. 11. <ul><li>Classes decide to be non-smoking </li></ul><ul><li>S ign a class contract </li></ul><ul><li>The responsibility lies with the pupils </li></ul><ul><li>Classes which refrain from smoking rewarded. </li></ul>
  12. 12. <ul><li>In 1997 - 5 countries, in 2006 22 countries participated – expansion of the number of schools and pupils participating </li></ul><ul><li>Evaluated project: process, outcomes, CEA, dissemination research, specific aspects </li></ul>
  13. 13. Tobacco regulation – designing policy to support health <ul><li>Systematic review on existing regulations at EU level related to tobacco products </li></ul><ul><li>Identification of hot spots of product design and last developments (e.g. fruit or vanilla flavoured cigarettes – more attractive to children and young people) </li></ul><ul><li>Or tobacco packaging – cigarette boksz as marketing tool </li></ul><ul><li>Designing new regulations accordibng to identified challenges and eliminating weak points of legislation </li></ul>
  14. 14. Summary <ul><li>International level collaboration and networking (EU or WHO EURO) has impact on health-related policies of member states and can contribute to a better health of Europe’s people </li></ul><ul><li>We have found good examples of actions in all areas of health promotion: individual skill development, community programmes, healthy public policy development, health supporting social environment </li></ul>
  15. 15. <ul><li>International level collaboration can enhance national level policies and support local implementation projects with info/good practice and sometimes by financial means </li></ul><ul><li>BUT: sustainable national-level efforts are vital, sustainable financing of health promotion in MSs is a key factor of future success </li></ul>

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