Life-course and intersectoral approaches to public health

Wednesday, 28.09.2016 | 14:45 - 17:15 | Room

Organised by World Health Organization Regional Office for Europe

A modern response to public health needs across the life-course requires a focus on providing a healthy start early in life, a focus on intervening at critical points and transitions, and a focus on the shared life experiences of cohorts. There are compelling arguments for early intervention in many areas of public health, from promoting early childhood development to more controversial issues such as the role and regulation of endocrine disrupters. Critical points present themselves at defined social transitions in life, from adolescence to the transition between work and unemployment, whether experienced in isolation or in cohorts.

Part 1 | Addressing the need for coherence in actions across sectors, settings and government

Vesna-Kerstin Petric, Ministry of Health, Slovenia

Mihail Kökény, Consultant, WHO Regional Office for Europe

The discussion will be introduced by

Nina Renshaw, Secretary General, European Public Health Alliance (EPHA)

Part 2 | Focusing on coherence in acting early and at critical points throughout the life-course

Marija Raleva, Professor, University Clinic of Psychiatry, Skopje, Macedonia

Veronica Toffolutti, Postdoctoral Researcher in Health Economics, Department of Sociology, University of Oxford

The discussion will be introduced by

Laurent Chambaud, Member of Executive Board, ASPHER; Director, EHESP School of Public Health, Rennes and Paris, France


Monika Kosinska, Programme Manager, Governance for Health, WHO Regional Office for Europe


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