The theme for the 9th EPH Conference is ‘All for Health, Health for All’. A healthy population is a key requirement for the achievement of society’s goals.
Good health for all enhances quality of life, improves workforce productivity, increases the capacity for learning, strengthens families and communities, supports sustainable habitats and environments, and contributes to security, poverty eduction and social inclusion. Reducing inequalities improves health and well-being for all. However, escalating costs for treatment and care are placing unsustainable burdens on national and local resources such that broader developments may be held back.This relation between health, well-being and economic development has been propelled up the political agenda of all countries. Increasingly, communities, employers and industries are expecting and demanding strong coordinated government action to promote health in all sectors of society and avoid duplication and fragmentation of actions. Through the plenary sessions, this vision is further explored.