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Injuries and inequities - Guidance for addressing inequities in unintentional injuries Injuries and inequities - Guidance for addressing inequities in unintentional injuries

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Date added: 05/09/2014
Date modified: 05/09/2014
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Written by: Francesco Zambon, Belinda Loring

This policy guidance aims to support national, regional and local policy-makers in Europe to prepare, implement and follow up policy actions and interventions to reduce inequities in unintentional injuries. Unintentional injuries, including road traffic injuries, falls, burns, drownings and poisonings still constitute a major public health problem, killing almost half a million people in the WHO European Region each year and causing many more cases of disability. The burden of unintentional injuries is unevenly distributed in the WHO European Region. Steep social gradients for death and morbidity exist across and within countries. Reducing health inequities is a key strategic objective of Health 2020 – the European policy framework for health and well-being endorsed by the 53 Member States of the WHO European Region in 2012. This guide seeks to assist European policy-makers in contributing to achieving the objectives of Health 2020 in a practical way. It draws on key evidence, including from the WHO Regional Office for Europe’s Review of social determinants and the health divide in the WHO European Region. It sets out options and practical methods to reduce the level and unequal distribution of unintentional injuries in Europe, through approaches that address the social determinants of unintended injuries and the related health, social and economic consequences.

The equity action spectrum: taking a comprehensive approach The equity action spectrum: taking a comprehensive approach

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Date added: 05/09/2014
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Written by: Margaret Whitehead, Sue Povall, Belinda Loring

This guidance aims to support European policy-makers to improve the design and implementation of policies to reduce inequities in health. It brings together current evidence on how to develop comprehensive policy action plans to identify and address social determinants of health inequities. While great improvements have been made in health across the WHO European Region, there are still striking contrasts in the standards of health enjoyed by different countries within the Region and by different population groups within these countries. Reducing health inequities and improving governance for health and health equity are key strategic objectives of Health 2020 – the European policy framework for health and well-being endorsed by the 53 Member States of the WHO European Region in 2012. This guide seeks to assist European policy-makers in contributing to achieving the objectives of Health 2020 in a practical way. It draws on key evidence, including from the WHO Regional Office for Europe’s Review of social determinants and the health divide in the WHO European Region. It also provides a framework that policy-makers at national, regional and local levels can apply to their own unique context, in order to consider the processes by which inequities might occur, and to suggest policy interventions that may be helpful in addressing these factors.

Alcohol and inequities - Guidance for addressing inequities in alcohol-related harm Alcohol and inequities - Guidance for addressing inequities in alcohol-related harm

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Date added: 05/09/2014
Date modified: 05/09/2014
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Written by: Belinda Loring

This policy guidance aims to support European policy-makers to improve the design and implementation of policies to reduce inequities in alcohol-related harm. The WHO European Region has the highest level of alcohol consumption and alcohol-related harm in the world. Within European countries, the burden of alcohol-related harm falls more heavily upon certain groups. Reducing health inequities is a key strategic objective of Health 2020 – the European policy framework for health and well-being endorsed by the 53 Member States of the WHO European Region in 2012. This guide seeks to assist European policy-makers in contributing to achieving the objectives of Health 2020 in a practical way. It draws on key evidence, including from the WHO Regional Office for Europe’s Review of social determinants and the health divide in the WHO European Region. It sets out practical options to reduce the level and unequal distribution of alcohol-related harm in Europe, through approaches that address the social determinants of alcohol misuse and the related health, social and economic consequences.

Emergency health consequences of cocaine use in Europe Emergency health consequences of cocaine use in Europe

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Date added: 04/28/2014
Date modified: 04/28/2014
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A review of the monitoring of drug-related acute emergencies in 30 European countries, published in April 2014 by the European Monitoring Centre for Drugs and Drug Addiction (EMCDDA). 

The report aims:

  • To present a summarised literature review of the most common health problems caused by cocaine use, focused on cardiovascular, cerebrovascular and neurological problems.
  • To describe the sources of information on drug- and cocaine-related health emergencies in Europe and analyse relevant data from European countries’ recent annual National reports to the EMCDDA.
  • To discuss the limitations of the data collected on cocaine-related acute emergencies and the public health implications of the cocaine-related results.
  • To discuss the broader issue of using data from emergency settings to help monitor problems related to drug use.

The Dangerous Professor: Interview with David Nutt (2014) The Dangerous Professor: Interview with David Nutt (2014)

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Date added: 02/03/2014
Date modified: 02/03/2014
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Feature in Science Magazine on David Nutt - reducing alcohol-related harm through sound politics, evidence-based policy and the potential of a synthetic substitute for alcohol.