Health Policy News

Making Healthcare Sustainable – A Holistic Approach

Gemserv Health discusses the necessity of making healthcare sustainable and how the industry can play a key role in tackling climate change. In an early...

UK government announces UK science and technology ambitions

Boris Johnson has announced the government’s new strategy for turning the United Kingdom into a global superpower of science and technology.

Fighting COVID-19 with the One Health Initiative

The One Health Initiative’s Dr Bruce Kaplan argues that it is now time for a One Health approach to combat COVID-19 and any future pandemics.

World Congress on Public Health 2020: striving for solidarity in health

The WFPHA’s Walter Ricciardi, and EUPHA’s Iveta Nagyova and Dineke Zeegers Paget discuss the major achievements of the recent virtual World Congress on Public Health 2020

The Circle of Health – exploring health promotion frameworks

Patsy Beattie-Huggan, founder and principal consultant at The Quaich, discusses the Circle of Health the impact of health promotion. In 1986 the Ottawa Charter for...

New strategy for sustainable aquaculture to follow a One Health approach

The University of California – Santa Barbara, USA, have developed a strategy for sustainable aquaculture, reducing the strain on global food supplies. Aquaculture is the...

CLOUD experiment reveals unknown mechanism driving urban smog

CERN’S Cosmics Leaving Outdoor Droplets (CLOUD) experiment has revealed a new mechanism that drives winter urban smog episodes. Published in Nature, the results of this...

The world of American Bone Health

Executive Director of American Bone Health speaks to us about how bone health is the foundation of a health...

Bisphenol A: is there a safer alternative?

Guest contributor Ali Dockerty explores the risks posed by the near-ubiquitous chemical bisphenol A and potential regulatory solutions. Bank receipts, credit card slips, logistics labels...

Policy solutions online: how governments can learn from each other

Apolitical, a platform providing peer learning and policy solutions online used by public officials in 140 countries, provides ten insights into the state of...

Value-based management in long-term healthcare

A multidisciplinary team of Portuguese researchers is developing a value-based management model to be applied in long-term healthcare units. Countries all over the developed world...

Health Policy

Health policy refers to decisions, plans, and actions that are undertaken to achieve specific health care goals within a society.

An explicit health policy can achieve multiple things: it defines a vision for the future which in turn helps to establish targets and points of reference for the short and medium term.

A health policy outlines priorities and the expected roles of different groups; and it builds consensus and informs people.