Friday, January 29, 2010

DETERMINE: An EU Consortium for Action on the Socio-Economic Determinants of Health

Working Together for Health Equity

This Portal is a tool to promote health equity amongst different socio-economic groups in the European Union. Here, you can find information on policies and interventions to promote health equity within and between the countries of Europe, via the socio-economic determinants of health. The information presented is the result of the collaboration of a wide range of health and social actors in the EU, that have come together in the context of a pan-European initiative that aims to stimulate action for greater health equity. The initiative, DETERMINE (2007-2010) establishes an EU Consortium for Action on the Socio-economic Determinants of Health (SDH).

Click here to see a short film introducing the DETERMINE Project

Click here for three films (Approx 8 minutes each) following the work of three ground-breaking projects taking place across Europe that address the social determinants of health.

The first film focuses on a project that is incorporating health in a local development strategy in Glasgow, Scotland. The second film follows a project providing help to people with drug addictions in Copenhagen, Denmark. The third film looks at a public health initiative aiming to improve diets and lifestyles in the Pomurje region of Slovenia.