Improving equity in health in Germany and supporting health promotion for the socially disadvantaged – those are the principal aims of the nationwide Collaborative Network for Equity in Health. As a group of currently 76 institutions and organisations in health promotion which is always based on the people’s socioeconomic status, the Collaborative Network creates the professional framework and supports exchange as the interface between practice, science and the political decision-making level. The Collaborative Network was established in 2003 on the initiative of the Federal Centre for Health Education (BZgA). The idea to this network is based on the WHO-led approach of “Health in All Policies”. Since 2011, the municipal partner process “Health for all” is one of our main activities.
A detailed description of the Collaborative Network is now available in English: Andreas Mielck, Holger Kilian, Frank Lehmann, Antje Richter-Kornweitz, Lotte Kaba-Schönstein (2016): German cooperation-network “equity in health” – health promotion in settings. Health Promotion International, doi:10.1093/heapro/daw069 . View the abstract to the article here.
Download the Equity in Health partners´ Declaration of Collaboration here.
Our collaboration partners are listed here.