Health policy

Health policy defines health goals at the international, national or local level and specifies the decisions, plans and actions to be undertaken to achieve these goals. An explicit health policy can achieve several things: it clarifies the values on which a policy is based; it defines a vision for the future, which in turn helps to establish objectives and the priorities among them; and it facilitates setting targets and milestones for the short and medium term.

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WHO/Europe launches new guide to support stakeholders in health and sustainable development

The WHO Regional Office for Europe has launched the E4As Guide, helping to promote engagement with health and sustainable development among key stakeholders. E4As stands for: engage to assess, align, accelerate and account – a compilation of methods, diagnostic tools, guidance documents, processes and mechanisms to help achieve the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

Pan-European Commission on Health and Sustainable Development

Rethinking policy priorities in the light of pandemics: a call to action (2021)