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Challenges for an EU Health Strategy. Bernard Merkel Head of the Health Strategy Unit Gastein, 4 October 2006 Workshop on Health Strategy. Today’s presentation:. Why an EU Health Strategy now? 2. Challenges for an EU Health Strategy 3. (Possible) Key themes 4. The way ahead.

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Challenges for an eu health strategy

Challenges for an EU Health Strategy

Bernard MerkelHead of the Health Strategy Unit

Gastein, 4 October 2006

Workshop on Health Strategy


Today s presentation

Today’s presentation:

  • Why an EU Health Strategy now?

    2. Challenges for an EU Health Strategy

    3. (Possible) Key themes

    4. The way ahead


Why an eu health strategy 1

Why an EU Health Strategy (1)

  • Because some issues need EU action

    • global issues (e.g. threats, trade)

    • cross-border issues (e.g. patient mobility)

    • horizontal issues (e.g. ageing, technology, innovation, obesity, citizens’ agenda)

  • Because EU and MS together can improve

    health in Europe

    • set what can be done at EU level

      (co-ordination, global issues, synergies)

    • see what can best be done at national/local

      level (MS policies, objectives, milestones)


Why an eu health strategy now 2

Why an EU Health Strategy now? (2)

  • What we have done so far

    • Policy Communications 2000, 2005

    • Consultation 2004

  • What is missing

    • Overall objectives and milestones

    • A strategic and integrated framework

      (all policies)

    • Action on key themes

    • Real change


Challenges for an eu health strategy 1

Challenges for an EU Health Strategy (1)

  • Set out aims, objectives (priorities) and milestones

    • to guide health policy for years to come

    • building on current objectives

      (promote health and protect citizens)

  • Provide strategic overall framework

    • cross-policy approach to health

    • health mainstreaming and synergies

    • EU and Member States’ co-operation


Challenges for an eu health strategy 2

Challenges for an EU Health Strategy (2)

  • Shape policy agenda on key concerns

    • e.g. inequalities, global health, health

      systems

  • Trigger change - deliver concrete results at all

    levels!

    • Set up implementation means

    • Voluntary “targets” EU and MS

    • Regular monitoring/reporting on progress

    • Update policy approach regularly


3 possible key themes

3. (Possible) Key themes

  • Bridging (the growing) Health inequalities

    • Challenge: Health and economic gap

      • Life expectancy (men) ranges from 65 to 78 years

      • Investment in health ranges from 3.3 to over 11% of GDP

    • Need: solidarity and co-ordination within and between MS

    • Problem known: what can EU & MS do?


3 possible key themes1

3. (Possible) Key themes

  • Responding to global health issues

    • Challenge: inter-action EU and global level

      • communicable diseases

      • pandemics

      • trade

      • health and development aid

    • Need: improve health outside EU borders, solidarity, input in international health agenda

    • Problem known: what can EU & MS do?


4 the way ahead

4. The way ahead

  • Gathering stakeholders’ views

  • Impact assessment

  • Adoption of Strategy in June 2007

  • Implement strategy and regular monitoring of results

    • Creation of implementation mechanism??

    • Which implementation method / instruments??


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