Tools & methods
  • Developing indicators for the Health 2020 targets
    An expert meeting held in Utrecht, Netherlands, in June 2012 to advise WHO/Europe on the selection of indicators for monitoring progress in achieving the six overarching Health 2020 targets. (WHO/Europe)
  • Eurostat feasibility study for well-being indicators
    Review of the project for finding indicators for measuring well-being. (European Commission, Directorate-General Eurostat)
  • Human development reports
    This website makes available reports and papers, creating a space for dialogue on human development and providing open access to its many datasets. (United Nations Development Programme)
  • Joint meeting of experts on targets and indicators for health and well-being in Health 2020
    Convened by WHO/Europe to advise on the measurement framework and indicators for the Health 2020 targets set by the Regional Committee (including for well-being) and to determine the support required by Member States to implement the framework and for further development. (WHO/Europe)
  • Measurement of and target-setting for well-being: an initiative by the WHO Regional Office for Europe
    A second expert meeting held in Paris, France, in June 2012 to advise the Regional Director on assisting in setting targets on well-being, one of the overarching targets of Health 2020. The meeting reviewed commissioned work on measuring well-being and on its definitions, concepts and domains, advised WHO on the definition and concept of well-being to be used in the context of Health 2020 and determined the work required to develop well-being indicators and targets. (WHO/Europe)
  • Strategy and action plan for healthy ageing in Europe, 2012–2020
    Includes priorities for action and interventions that correspond to the four priorities of Health 2020. (WHO/Europe)
  • Targets and indicators for Health 2020
    Describes the 20 core and 17 additional indicators adopted by the 53 Member States of the European Region in September 2013 to measure progress in achieving the six targets of Health 2020. (WHO/Europe)
  • The right to health
    A fact sheet to define the right to health in current international human rights law, bringing together initiatives and proposals for a definition of the right to health. It does not purport to be an exhaustive list of relevant issues or standards. (WHO and United Nations Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights)
  • A guide for population-based approaches to increasing physical activity: implementation of the WHO Global Strategy on Diet, Physical Activity and Health
    Presents evidence for the health benefits of physical activity, a review of best practices in interventions for physical activity and public health and a guide to population-based approaches for promoting physical activity. (WHO)
  • Active ageing: a policy framework
    Intended to inform discussion and the formulation of action plans to promote healthy and active ageing. (WHO)
  • European action plan for food and nutrition policy 2007–2012
    Second action plan setting goals for health, nutrition, food safety and food security and providing a coherent set of integrated actions, spanning various government sectors and involving public and private actors. Member States may consider using it in their policies and health system governance, and international organizations may consider using it at the regional and global levels. (WHO/Europe)
  • European strategic approach for making pregnancy safer: improving maternal and perinatal health
    A regional strategy that calls attention to the poor situation of maternal and perinatal health in the Region and creates a means to unite efforts to accelerate action to improve it. (WHO/Europe)
  • European strategy for child and adolescent health and development
    An umbrella strategy based on the many evidence-based initiatives promoted by WHO/Europe to support the health and development of children and adolescents. (WHO/Europe)
  • European strategy for tobacco control
    Reflects increased political commitment to and public health expectations of tobacco control in the Region; adopted by the Regional Committee in September 2002; provides an evidence-based framework and guidance for effective national action and international cooperation. (WHO/Europe)
  • Global strategy for infant and young child feeding
    A global strategy that aims to revitalize efforts to promote, protect and support appropriate infant and young child feeding, building upon past initiatives, in particular the Innocenti Declaration and the Baby-friendly Hospital initiative, addressing the needs of all children, including those living in difficult circumstances, such as infants of mothers living with HIV, low-birth-weight infants and infants in emergency situations. (WHO and UNICEF)
  • Global strategy for the prevention and control of sexually transmitted infections: 2006–2015. Breaking the chain of transmission
    Incorporates elements from strategies developed by WHO regional offices and from consultations with experts in all WHO regions, and recommendations from members of the WHO Gender Advisory Panel and the Expert Advisory Panel on Sexually Transmitted Infections. (WHO)
  • Health 2020 policy framework and strategy
    Provides context and the main effective strategies and interventions, with the necessary evidence and details of the capacity required to implement Health 2020. (WHO/Europe)
  • Health literacy. The solid facts
    Identifies practical, effective ways in which authorities in public health and other sectors and advocates can strengthen health literacy in various settings, including educational settings, workplaces, marketplaces, health systems, new and traditional media and political arenas. Can be used to spread awareness, stimulate debate and research and, above all, inform policy development and action. (WHO/Europe)
  • International Convention on the Protection of the Rights of All Migrant Workers and Members of Their Families
    The comprehensive collection of rights for migrant workers and their families set out in the 1990 International Convention. (Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights)
  • Millennium Development Goals
    Public health guidance on school interventions to prevent and reduce alcohol abuse, with advice on incorporating education on alcohol use into the national science and personal, social and health education curricula and helping children and young people to obtain the right support. (United Nations)
  • Steps to health. A European framework to promote physical activity for health
    Intended to emphasize the importance of physical activity in public health work and to provide guidance for action on this determinant of health. (WHO/Europe)
  • Framework for alcohol policy in the WHO European Region
    To encourage and facilitate the development and implementation of global, regional, national and community policies and action to prevent or reduce the harm caused by alcohol; an overarching framework for existing international instruments; documents and addresses recent developments, new challenges and required research. (WHO/Europe)
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