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The Norwegian WHO Healthy Cities Network

Sist oppdatert: 17.11.2015

Sunne kommuner is The Norwegian WHO Healthy Cities Network. The members of the network are local and regional authorities who put health promotion high in their community planning and development.

About

Sunne kommuner – The Norwegian WHO Healthy Cities Network (SK) is a network of local and regional authorities who put health high in their community planning and development. Sunne kommuner is part of the WHO Healthy Cities network, and works locally, nationally and internationally to create communities that are good, healthy and safe to live in.

The purpose of the network is to help members work with community development that promote public health, including equalize social inequalities. This is done by offering cooperation and development arenas, to strengthen the members' ability to be knowledge-based, new thinking and innovative in their work with health promotion.

The Norwegion WHO Healthy Cities Network was established in 1994. Since then, the network has maintained an overarching focus on social equity, the necessity of health promotion perspectives, and HIAP (Health in All Policies) in municipal and national policy.  

The network currently (26.11.15) has 26 members, in which 5 are regions and 21 municipalities.

General objectives - 2015-2019

  • Develop and share knowledge about community factors that influence reducing social inequalities in health
  • Establish and develop cooperative venues and mechanisms to strengthen its members' ability to be knowledge-based, innovative and innovative in its public health
  • Building a reputation through communication that highlight network credible, vital, useful and influential field of public health
  • Cooperate closely with relevant actors in the public health field, such as NGOs, social innovators, research institutions and government authorities
  • Highlight and develop the network operationalization of WHO Healthy Cities' phase 6 and Health 2020

Health 2020

The work of the WHO Healthy Cities Network is devided into phases.

Phase VI is based on Health 2020 the European Policy Framework which in turn has its roots in the work of Sir Michael Marmot and the Institute of Health Equity at UCL. The World Health Organisation will be developing packages of support for both designated cities and national networks.

Phase VI of the WHO European Healthy Cities Network runs from 2014-2018. The following two strategic goals of Health 2020 provide the overarching themes for Phase VI:

  • improving health for all and reducing health inequities; and
  • improving leadership and participatory governance for health

Both strategic goals reinforce the strong standing commitment of the WHO European Network to addressing equity and the social determinants of health and striving to improve governance for health and promote health in all policies.