|Baltic Region Healthy Cities Association|
Baltic Region Healthy Cities Association was founded in 1998 to promote health conditions in urban areas in the Baltic Sea Region and to support the programmes of WHO, which concentrate on urban health issues. Since 2002 the Association has been a WHO Collaborating Centre for Healthy Cities and Urban Health in the Baltic Region.
The background for the activities of the Baltic Region Healthy Cities Association is in the WHO Healthy Cities principles, which offer comprehensive policy and planning solutions to urban health problems. Healthy Cities engages local governments in health development through a process of political commitment, institutional changes, capacity building, partnership-based plans and concrete actions.
Terms of reference
WHO has approved the following terms of reference for the Baltic Region Healthy Cities Association:
Main goal and activities
The Association aims at increasing the awareness of the local governments to take health as a central part in their decision making in the cities belonging to the Healthy Cities Networks and other interested actors.
This is achieved by facilitating and participating in projects; organising training and seminars on topics associated with Healthy Cities core themes. Benchmarking between network cities is promoted and new cities, networks and projects invited in the WHO related programmes.
The activities of the Association are aiming to strengthen the skills of the cities belonging to the Healthy Cities Networks and other interested actors to integrate health in their strategies and operations.
The Association works with all 10 countries around the Baltic Sea Region. The work is especially targeted to:
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