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City Leadership for Health

Creator:

World Health Organization (WHO)

Subject Keywords: DECISION MAKING, DETERMINANTS OF HEALTH, HEALTH INTERVENTION, HEALTH PROMOTION, QUALITY OF LIFE
Topic: Health Inequalities
Chronic Conditions
Health Inequalities
Type: Report
Region: Europe
Description:

City leadership is a red thread running through 20 years and 4 phases of the WHO European Healthy Cities Network, celebrated at the 2008 International Healthy Cities Conference in Zagreb, Croatia. The challenge is to sustain a long-term commitment to the goal of health for every citizen, with effective interventions supported by stronger evidence and better understanding of the determinants of health and the quality of life. Decision-makers cannot turn their institutions and policies upside down every time an international declaration calls for change, and many calls to adapt to new realities have been made during the past 20 years. Healthy cities provide a compass, promoting health as an enduring core value in city policies and development plans and serving as a beacon of social justice and participatory governance. Cities in the forefront of development today must possess the energy, leadership, skills and expertise to respond to new ways of thinking and doing and to take advantage of new opportunities.

Date:

01/01/2008

Rights: © WHO
Suggested citation:

World Health Organization (WHO). (2008) City Leadership for Health [Online]. Available from: http://publichealthwell.ie/node/91927 [Accessed: 17th July 2019].

  

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