EUROPEAN HEALTH INFORMATION GATEWAY
  • Most important projects and stakeholders working in this area of public health, including intergovernmental organizations, national government bodies, and non-state actors.

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    Stakeholders & projects
    Organisations: 18Non-state actors: 2Projects: 7
  • Information and evidence resources, issue briefs, case studies and evidence synthesis briefs that can inform policy-making.

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    Evidence and evidence-informed practice
    Databases: 1Overviews: 18
  • A collection of policies and analyses in this area of public health in the WHO European Region.

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    Policy & analysis
    Policy: 10Analysis: 6
  • A reference list of tools and methods to aid in the design, implementation and monitoring of policies in this area of public health.

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    Tools & methods
    Policy support: 2
  • Explore related indicators and visualizations, download data in Excel and CSV formats, analyze and share graphics.

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    Indicators & visualizations
    Indicators: 37Visualizations: 78

About the theme

More than 80% of Europeans are expected to live in urban areas by 2030, and at the same time the population is ageing rapidly and immigration is increasing. Integrated urban policies are key to the promotion and protection of health and well-being, and in dealing with environmental threats caused by a complex array of exposures and mechanisms. Sustainable and healthy transport policies are one of the building blocks to make cities and human settlements inclusive, safe, resilient and sustainable.

Featured indicator

  • Percentage of population reporting that noise is a problem in the living environment (Bar chart)
  • Percentage of urban population exposed to noise level Lnight > 50 dB, rail (Bar chart)
  • Percentage of urban population exposed to noise level Lnight > 50 dB, road (Bar chart)
  • Standardized death rates for cause-specific unintentional injuries in the age group 1–19 years, WHO European Region - exposure to smoke, fire and flames (Line chart)
  • Standardized death rates (three-year average) for road traffic injuries in people aged 0–24 years in selected countries of the WHO European Region (Map)
  • Standardized road traffic injury rates in people aged 0–24 years, in selected countries of the WHO European Region, Pedestrians and cyclists (Bar chart)
  • Standardized road traffic injury rates in people aged 0–24 years, in selected countries of the WHO European Region, car occupants (Bar chart)
  • % population with access to sewage system, septic tank or other hygienic means of sewage disposal, urban (Line chart)
  • % population with access to sewage system, septic tank or other hygienic means of sewage disposal, rural (Line chart)
  • Proportion of the total population living in homes with self-reported problems of damp (Line chart)