El pasado viernes 17 de junio, en el Consejo de Salud EPSCO en Luxemburgo, el Comisionado europeo para la Salud y la Seguridad alimentaria, Vytenis Andriukaitis, anunció la iniciativa “El estado de la Salud en la Unión Europea para 2016-17”.
Con esta iniciativa, la Comisión europea recopilará el expertise internacionalmente reconocido, para proporcionar a los Estados miembros las evidencias en salud relevantes en su contexto específico de país, y facilitar maximizar la eficacia, la accesibilidad y la capacidad de adaptación de sus sistemas de salud.
State of Health in the EU: Commission pools expertise to support health policies in EU countries
Today at the EPSCO Health Council in Luxembourg, European Commissioner for Health and Food Safety, Vytenis Andriukaitis, announced the State of Health in the EU initiative for 2016-17. With this initiative, the Commission will bring together internationally recognised expertise to provide Member States with evidence on health that is relevant to their specific country context and that can help maximise the effectiveness, accessibility and resilience of their health systems.
Announcing the State of Health in the EU at the Health Council, Commissioner Andriukaitis said: «I am pleased to announce a new effort the Commission is undertaking to bring together a wide array of country-specific and EU-wide knowledge on health in a concise, digestible and coherent package. This effort, called the «State of Health in the EU», is a two-year exercise in cooperation with the OECD, the European Observatory on Health Systems and Policies, and Member States. The aim is to boost analytical capacity and support Member States with their evidence-based policy making.»
The State of Health in the EU comprises four components with the following timeline:
- November 2016: publication of the «Health at a Glance: Europe 2016» report prepared by the OECD in cooperation with the Commission. The structure of this report will be aligned to the objectives of the 2014 Communication on effectiveness, accessibility and resilience of health systems.
- November 2017: a set of 28 individual country health profiles developed by the OECD and the Observatory in cooperation with the Commission. These expert-driven, analytical documents will provide complementary data and indicators, and emphasise the particular characteristics and challenges of each Member State.
- November 2017: a Commission analysis accompanying the 28 country health profiles, giving Member States a succinct overview of the information provided in the first two products, linking them to the broader EU agenda and emphasising cross-cutting policy implications.
- From December 2017: exchanges between individual EU countries and the Commission, the OECD and the Observatory, to discuss concrete implications of country findings, and help Member States make the best use of gathered evidence.