The 14th European Public Health Conference (virtual edition)
will take place over 10-12 November 2021.
Public Health futures in a changing world
European public health has not had a good COVID. Across Europe
the public health response to a pandemic has been largely
unsuccessful. This is despite an enormous amount of very hard work
in public health units all across the EU. This reflects a weakness
within the profession, which has manifested in the curious
phenomenon of dual strands of public health advice, official and
unofficial, in several EU countries. Politicians were placed in an
impossible position by this. This needs to be openly and
constructively faced. By and large, public health has had limited
impact on the design and implementation of a core public health
So. The world of public health changes, but many key pieces
remain the same. A key part is to hold to that which we value, and
to build on that, and extend out from that, to meet new and
pressing needs. A focus on where we are, and where want to go might
be helpful for clarification. The relevant word is 'futures' and
not 'future'. We expect an even more diverse public health
environment, with the public health workforce delivering in new and
more traditional arenas.
Early bird registration rates expire 1 September.
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