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The European Network for Workplace Health Promotion (ENWHP) has released its European Guide to Good Practice on chronically ill employees.
Chronic illness poses a major challenge for public health - it is the leading cause of mortality and morbidity in Europe, and has a major impact not only on the life expectancy but also in the years of good health lived. In addition, there is reasonable evidence that chronic disease affects earnings, the ability to work, job turnover and disability. (...)
28 April marks the World Day for Safety and Health. This year the focus is on the prevention of occupational diseases.
According to the International Labour Organization (ILO) more than 2 million deaths are caused by various types of work-related diseases. It corresponds to a daily average of more than 5,500 deaths. Worldwide, occupational diseases continue to be the leading cause of work-related deaths.
The consequences of inadequate prevention of occupational diseases have profound (...)
Mental health disorders impose significant barriers for the EU realising its policy objectives for improved public health and recovered economic growth. But what is the estimated contribution good mental health can add to EU economy? What numbers are to convince policy-makers and employers to invest in mental health promotion and mental disorders prevention actions? This Economic Analysis of Workplace Programmes gives answers to these questions.
After launch of the Joint Action on Mental (...)
Registration is now open for the concluding PROGRESS Project Conference – Working for Equity in Health to be held in Brussels on Monday, November 26th 2012. EPHa is a partner in the project
The concluding PROGRESS Project Conference – Working for Equity in Health - will be held in Brussels on Monday, November 26th 2012.
The aim of PROGRESS has been to explore the relationship between work and worklessness as social determinants of health and using an asset based (...)
The European Commission has agreed to a joint proposal from the social partners to extend the negotiating period on reviewing the European Working Time Directive (EWTD) to December 31 2012 as negotiations are making progress.
Following unsuccessful deliberations in 2009, when the Commission’s last proposal failed to be adopted after two readings in the Parliament and a conciliation procedure, the European Commission again consulted social partners in 2010 about possible changes to (...)
EPHA takes part in the European Commission funded project ’Working for Equity in Health’. It aims to explore the relationship betweel work, worklessness and social protection, as determinants of health inequalities.
Running until the end of the 2012, the Working for Equity in Health project aims to raise awareness of health inequalities, help identify practices that are effective in these areas and help address health inequalities and draw a knowledge base on what works.
Mental Health Europe, EPHA member working on Mental Health issues in Brussels has announced the details of its 2012 conference to be held on 14 - 16 June in Split, Croatia. Deadline to submit abstract: 15 March 2012
Abstracts are now being invited for contributions to the Mental Health Europe Annual conference, which this year will focus on the Social Determinants of Mental Health. The conference will feature speakers from the World Health Organisation (WHO), European Commission and the (...)
The new report from the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) "Sick on the Job? Myths and Realities about Mental Health ar Work" takes a view on mental health and well-being from a socio-economic perspective and presents recommendations on greater equity and integration of mental health concerns into employment and social policies.
The report states that mental illness is widespread, with one in five people of working age suffering from a mental disorder of mostly (...)
Reducing the negative impact of alcohol on the workplace is one of five priorities picked out in the EU strategy to support Member States in reducing alcohol related harm and the Science Group of the European Alcohol and Health Forum (EAHF) has been tasked to produce a scientific opinion on ’Alcohol, work and productivity".
Reducing the negative impact of alcohol on the workplace is one of five priorities picked out in the EU strategy to support Member States in reducing alcohol (...)
Ministers of Health agreed to continue their engagement in the treatment and prevention in the area of mental health and wellbeing, during the EPSCO meeting on 6 June 2011. They specifically agreed to set up a Joint Action on mental health and well-being as a follow up to the European Pact on Mental Health.
At its meeting on 6 June 2011 in Luxembourg, the Council of Ministers adopted conclusions entitled "The European Pact for Mental Health and Well-being: results and future action", (...)
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