15 April, 2013
01 November, 2012
26 September, 2012
29 August, 2012
22 June, 2012
Click here for the 2012 annual report.
Dr Arpana Verma
University of Manchester
M13 9PT Manchester
Dr Erik van Ameijden
PO Box 2423
3500 GK Utrecht
Prof. Arnoud Verhoeff
P.O. Box 2200
1000 CE Amsterdam
Dr Christopher Birt
Heart of Mersey
Brownlow Hill Burlington House
Crosby Road North, Waterloo
L69 3GB Liverpool
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This section currently has 660 members.
The section organises its annual meeting during the European Public Health Conference, this year from 13-16 November 2013 in Brussels.
Click here to see the minutes of the 2012 annual meeting at the EUPHA conference in Malta.
Click here to see the minutes of the 2011 annual meeting at the EUPHA conference in Copenhagen.
Click here to find the Urban Health papers for July 2012.
The section participates in PHIRE (Public Health Innovation and Research in Europe), an EU-funded collaborative project for EUPHA member associations and Sections.
The European Urban Health Indicator System (EURO-URHIS) project was funded by DG SANCO and commenced in 2006. The project developed a large network of over 60 urban areas in Europe. The main objective was to describe a health indicator system at urban area level based on the European Community Health Indicators (ECHI) shortlist. DG Research has now funded EURO-URHIS 2 to collect urban health data and produce tools for policy makers to make evidence based decisions (www.urhis.eu).
A most beneficial consequence of the EURO-URHIS projects was the establishment of a forum of multi-agency, multi-disciplinary experts in the field of urban health. The forum felt that European urban health was far behind the progress made in North America and we needed a platform in which to collaborate to share, disseminate and integrate good practice, benchmark, produce high quality research and publications. Many of the members of the forum are also members of EUPHA and suggested that we seek election of a new section focusing on urban health. We would also benefit from joint working with many of the other EUPHA sections.
Why is specific attention needed to urban health from the view of public health? Urban populations are characterised by a large diversity in social economic status, cultural and ethnic background, family constitution and sexual orientation. Specific vulnerable groups like migrant populations, homeless people and drug users are clearly overrepresented in urban populations. This diversity translates into diverse health problems of an increasing urban population with rapid movement in and out of the urban area. Therefore, there needs to be specific approaches for health promotion, care, treatment and cure to ensure health gain of the urban population.
The general aims of the new section are in line with the EUPHA objectives focusing on urban health:
We will augment and integrate with other sections on deciding specific needs and actions at urban level, on health promotion, food and nutrition, migrant health, infectious disease control, public health epidemiology and policy making. We will also have a number of activities and experts interested in public health service research, public health practice and policy.
The specific objectives of the Urban Health section are:-
Goals for the first 24 months:-
The results will be:-
Many of our members are active leaders/contributors to other sections and we would hope to network to push forward the agenda and objectives of EUPHA and the Urban Health Section.
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