Healthification - Implementation of Health in All Policies on the local level for more effective prevention of non-communicable diseases in the Baltic Sea Region/Northern Dimension area aims to address the problem of epidemics of non-communicable diseases and the role of local governments in tackling them.
The recent law changes in several countries of the Baltic Sea Region/Northern Dimension area increased the responsibility of municipalities in delivery of public health and health promotion. While most of the countries have national strategies on non-communicable diseases, their implementation locally faces the limitation of capacity and resources. Practically all the countries support Health in All Policies approach, however its application at municipal level is challenging.
Healthification project is now currently under development.
The first stage of the process was realized within a seed-money project, financed by the German Ministry of Health through the Secretariat of the Northern Dimension Partnership in Public Health and Social Well-being in December 2013 - February 2014.
The final result of this project is a Report on the State of Play in the field of Implementation of Health in All Policies on the local level for more effective prevention of non-communicable diseases in the Baltic Sea Region/Northern Dimension area. The report serves as a background review for a bigger-scale Healthification project and collects the information about the state of play in implementation of Health in All Policies approach on the municipal level and availability of reliable and updated health data that can be used for evidence-based decision making, with the special focus on the analysis of Potential Years of Life Lost (PYLL). The report covers geographical area of Lithuania, Latvia, Estonia, Poland, Finland, Sweden and Norway.
You can download the report here.
For more information about the report and the project please contact: Karolina Mackiewicz,