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European Union Launches Three-Year Initiative on “Health Equity in Europe”

Country Correspondent: Roosa Tikkanen

In June, the European Commission held its first meeting in Luxembourg on the Joint Action on Health Inequalities. The initiative aims to achieve greater equality in health outcomes for all social groups across 28 participating countries, with a focus on migrants and other vulnerable groups, socioeconomic determinants of health, and lifestyle-related health factors. The objectives of the meeting included implementing and transferring best practices across countries, with eight work packages focusing on promotion, design, and implementation of concrete actions. The initiative has a combined budget of EUR 3.125 million (USD 3.56 million).

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Publication Date: November 7, 2018