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Health Equity 2020 website launched
07 May 2013
The Health Equity 2020 project, launched in July 2012 with an overall budget of EUR 1.9 Million including about EUR 1.15 Million in EU funding, launched its website in April 2013.
Under the coordination of the University of Maastricht, the project aims to assist Member States (MSs) and regions to make better use of EU Cohesion Policy and structural funds to address factors contributing to health inequalities.
In detail, the project intents to support MSs and regions in developing evidence-based action plans on reducing health inequalities. The action plans will also inform the use of Structural Funds in the next programming period.
By targeting policy-makers and practitioners who make and shape policies and implement actions, the project seeks to both explore potential action areas and make the case (including economic evidence) for investments to reduce inequalities. This will be accomplished through regional actions within and beyond the health sector.
Health Equity 2020 contributes to the implementation of the EU Cohesion Policy 2014-2020, and the European Strategy Together for Health: A Strategic Approach for the EU 2008-2013.