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The Baltic Region Healthy Cities Association is a WHO Collaborating Centre for Healthy Cities and Urban Health in the Baltic Region. WHO granted the status for the first time in September 2002 for four years (2003-2006). The re-designation of the Association as a WHO Collaborating Centre for Healthy Cities and Urban Health in the Baltic Region was confirmed in 2015 for next period of four years (February 2015 - February 2019)

The re-designated status brings alternations to the Association's Terms of References.

In order to promote the health of the cities WHO and the Baltic Region Healthy Cities Association have agreed on the cooperation for the Collaborating Centre to:

  1. To support WHO in assisting cities in the Baltic Sea Region in implementing WHO's Healthy Cities' goals and motivate new cities into joining the Network.
  2. To support WHO in building capacity for health and well-being in the strategic and policy priority action areas of Health 2020 by bringing appropriate expertise to the local level with relevant institutions and organisations.
  3. To support WHO in enhancing the visibility of the Healthy Cities operations and importance of health equity in the Baltic Sea Region.
  4. To assist WHO in networking with local, national and international health and well-being experts (including other WHO CCs).
  5. To support WHO in developing further research and development cooperation with Turku Urban Research Programme and member organisations of the Association.
  6. To assist WHO in strengthening health promotion leadership and health literacy knowledge.
According to the WHO definition:
“A WHO Collaborating Centre is an institution designated by the Director-General to form part of an international collaborative network carrying out activities in support of the Organisation's programmes at all levels.”

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Last Updated on Wednesday, 13 April 2016 15:58