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Kickbusch, Ilona, 1950- author
Governance for health in the 21st century / by Ilona Kickbusch, Director, Global Health Programme, Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies, Geneva, Switzerland and David Gleicher, Project Officer, Global Health Europe, Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies, Geneva, Switzerland
Alternate Title Governance for health in the twenty-first century
Production, publication, distribution, manufacture, copyright Copenhagen, Denmark : World Health Organization, Regional Office for Europe, [2012]
book jacket
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Subject(s) Medical policy -- Europe
Health promotion -- Government policy -- Europe
Health services accessibility -- Government policy -- Europe
Public health -- Europe
Physical Description xv, 107 pages : color illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents Acknowledgements -- Foreword -- Executive summary -- 1. 21st-century governance for health and well-being -- Background -- Focus of the study -- Contextual drivers -- 2. Governance -- Three key governance dynamics -- The changing nature of policy-making -- 3. Governance for health and well-being -- History of horizontal governance for health in three waves -- 4. Good governance for health and well-being -- What is good governance? -- Role of guiding value systems -- The relationship between values and evidence -- 5. Smart governance for health and well-being -- Introduction -- Five types of smart governance for health and well-being -- 6. New governance for health -- New role for the health sector -- Political engagement and leadership -- conclusions and recommendations on the new European policy for health--Health 2020 -- Glossary -- References -- Key literature that has informed this study
Summary A range of collaborative governance mechanisms has developed in many policy arenas in the past decade. The study on governance for health in the 21st century tracks governance innovations that have been introduced to address priority determinants of health and summarizes them as five strategic approaches to smart governance for health. The study relates the emergence of joint action of the health sector and non-health sectors, of public and private actors and of citizens to achieve seminal changes in 21st-century societies. They include a new understanding of health and well-being as key features of what constitutes a successful society and vibrant economy and the higher value placed on equity and participation. The study further describes the type of structures and mechanisms that enable collaboration and outlines the new role that health ministers and ministries and public health agencies need to adopt in such a challenging policy environment
"In this study, governance for health is defined as the attempts of governments or other actors to steer communities, countries or groups of countries in the pursuit of health as integral to well-being through both whole-of-government and whole-of-society approaches. It positions health and well-being as key features of what constitutes a successful society and a vibrant economy in the 21st century and grounds policies and approaches in such values as human rights and equity. Governance for health promotes joint action of health and non-health sectors, of public and private actors and of citizens for a common interest. It requires a synergistic set of policies, many of which reside in sectors other than health as well as sectors outside government, which must be supported by structures and mechanisms that enable collaboration. It gives strong legitimacy to health ministers and ministries and to public health agencies, to help them reach out and perform new roles in shaping policies to promote health and well-being."--P. vii
Note Includes bibliographical references (pages 94-107)
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Alternate Author Gleicher, David, 1949- author
World Health Organization, issuing body
World Health Organization. Regional Office for Europe, issuing body

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