Pre-conference: Health inequalities: JAHEE joint action bringing knowledge into practice

Wednesday 28 November, 12:30 - 17:00

Organised by:

Joint Action on Health Equity Europe


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The effects of health inequalities within and between EU member states are widely recognized, and reducing health inequalities is on the agenda of many countries. Moreover, new challenges like the huge migration flows and the economic crisis and austerity policies that are affecting EU citizens in everyday life are worsening the scenario. Despite an increasing concern and awareness on health inequalities, a wide gap exists in Europe in terms of political response.

The JAHEE project (Joint Action Health Equity Europe), financed by CHAFEA within the Third Public Health Program 2014-2020, represents an important opportunity for member states to work jointly to address health inequalities and to underlie social determinants of health.

The general objective of JAHEE, is to contribute to achieve greater equity in health outcomes across all groups in society in all participating countries and in Europe at large and to reduce the inter-country heterogeneity in tackling health inequalities, by a focus on socio-economic determinants of health and lifestyle related health inequalities. The specific objectives are:

  • To contribute to improve the planning and development of the policies to tackle health inequalities at European, national, regional and local level.
  • To contribute to implement actions providing the best opportunity to tackle health inequalities in each participating member states
  • To contribute to strengthen a cooperative approach in tackling health inequalities and facilitate exchange and learning among member states (sharing and learning approach).
  • To contribute to facilitate transferability of good practices.

Despite the recent effort of research into health inequalities, some issues are still unclear and there is still no consensus on the nature of the causal relationship between socioeconomic status and health. This represents a big barrier to effective interventions.

The preconference offers an excellent opportunity for experts and researchers from various scientific backgrounds to learn more about the JAHEE project but also to discuss and provide suggestions on the most useful activities that could help filling crucial research gaps. 

Detailed programme will follow later. 

Registration fee
The registration fee is € 20 which includes networking lunch and refreshments.