Journal of Quality in Health Care & Economics (JQHE)

ISSN: 2642-6250


Health Promotion: Future Challenge for the European Union?

Authors: Mandl Stangl J*

DOI: 10.23880/jqhe-16000392


Health inequalities/inequities within and between EU Member States are widely recognised as a growing public health problem [1,2]. In addition to reducing the wellbeing of the population, health inequalities/inequities undermine fundamental values of the European Union such as equity, non-discrimination, solidarity and justice; This is primarily because responses across the EU have often been fragmented and characterised by reactive approaches to the social determinants of health [3]. Moreover, the imbalance of powers granted to the Union, which favours economic and market integration over action to address social challenges, is more stark and more inhibiting in tackling health inequalities/inequities than any other element of health policy [4].

Keywords: Health Promotion; European Union; Health Policy

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