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NDPHS aims to support cooperation and coordination to provide an inclusive cross-sectoral platform for health advocacy in two major fields

Disease prevention

Health promotion and prevention of communicable and lifestyle related
non-communicable diseases
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Nida, Lithuania ©Jeremy Bishop on Unsplash

Social well-being

Sustainable and inclusive societies with equal opportunities for good health and wellbeing for all throughout the life course
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News

Enhancing Mental Health: Fostering Well-Being in the Baltic Sea Region
Can our mental well-being be positively affected by the power of art? We believe so. The idea of the Arts on Prescription project is that people with a diagnosed mental condition get a prescription for engaging in cultural activities which has been proven to have a positive effect on mental health. Read an interview with our project partner, Marta Ciesielska from Poland and step into the challenges public authorities face and the innovative solutions offered by this project.
13 February, 2024
Moving from What’s the matter with you? to What matters to you? – Humanising healthcare through social prescribing
Social prescribing is an approach that enables a range of stakeholders – often based in health-care – to connect individuals to non-clinical or non-therapy services and activities to empower them and improve their mental well-being. The Arts on Prescription model we use in our Interreg BSR project is one approach to social prescribing.
1 February, 2024
Mental health at work high on the political agenda
In 2023 the European Commission established tackling psychosocial risks at work as one of its key commitments in the Comprehensive Action on Mental Health. In 2024, the political commitments to improving mental health at work have not slowed down – in fact, on the contrary, action has only intensified both in the EU and the Baltic Sea Region.
29 January, 2024
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“Changing Patterns in Alcohol Consumption in the Nordic Countries” – Tune in Health

What are the challenges within alcohol use prevention work in the region and what opportunities a transnational collaboration can bring? In this episode we discuss changes in alcohol consumption patterns in our region and the most effective policy options to reduce health and economic harms from it. Episode’s expert guest is Håkan Leifman from Karolinska Institutet, Sweden.

3 February, 2023
“Ageism and Different Narratives of Ageing” – Tune in Health

What is ageism? What are the leading factors on the change in how we see and feel about ageing and ageing populations? Can a person have SELF-ageism? In this episode we are getting to know what is meant by ageism and how the narratives could be changed for a more positive look on ageing. Episode’s expert guest is Tiina Tambaum, a well published spokesperson in Estonia on the topics of healthy ageing and educational gerontology. Tiina is a research fellow at the Estonian Institute for Population Studies, Tallinn University and she teaches Educational Gerontology at the Institute of Educational Sciences.

31 October, 2022
“How Can the Economy of Well-being Lead to Resilient Communities and Societies?” – Tune in Health

How are we doing as individuals, communities and as nations, and how sustainable is that for the future? In this conversation, we discuss the Economy of Well-being that puts people and their wellbeing at the centre of policy and decision-making. We start with Finland – one of the frontrunners of implementing the Economy of Well-being. The guest expert is Anni Marttinen, Chief Economist at SOSTE – Finnish Social Welfare and Health Association.

6 October, 2022
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Partnership

NDPHS provides a platform for expert-level cooperation of partner countries, the European Commission and international organisations with the aim of leading the way to sustainable and inclusive societies with equal opportunities for good health and wellbeing.

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Partnership Annual Conference in Stockholm, Sweden 2024 ©Swedish Government Offices

Chairmanship

On 1 January 2024, Lithuania took over the NDPHS Chairmanship with Norway as a Co-Chair.

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Vilnius, Lithuania ⓒReza Bina, Unsplash

Secretariat

Wollmar Yxkullsgatan 23
118 50 Stockholm
Sweden

Phone +46 8 400 20 600
E-mail: secretariat@ndphs.org

The NDPHS Secretariat provides comprehensive support to the Partnership, implements its own activities and projects that support the mission of the Partnership, and is the main contact point of the Partnership.

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