By World Health Organization
Units out a complete coverage framework concentrated round 21 specified pursuits for making improvements to the overall healthiness of Europeans within the twenty first century. whereas sensible in its overview of present difficulties and their explanations, the ebook adopts an positive procedure, arguing that Europe is poised - for the 1st time in its heritage - to make human improvement its major social precedence within the coming century. so much pursuits supply objectives to be reached via the yr 2020.
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The resulting increase in individual productivity and decrease in health care costs also lead to long-term economic benefits. As outlined in Chapter 5, the health of working people can also be improved if labour market policies, while ensuring job security, promote flexible and family-friendly employment practices, giving workers the opportunity to participate in the labour market and meet personal and family responsibilities. Providing opportunities for parental leave, part-time work and job-sharing can promote the health of workers and families.
Recreation areas, safe streets, and access to public transport and basic amenities and services are essential resources for a healthy and safe community and strong social networks, and they should be maintained and improved. Health can be improved if PHC services increase the percentage of immunization coverage and focus on the early detection of cardiovascular diseases and cancer and the rehabilitation of people with chronic diseases. Services should reach out to those most in need (see Chapter 6).
There is a very wide range of variation in terms of what this means for individuals and their ability to lead an active and fulfilling life. Many older people remain active and fully independent until very close to the end of their lives. Major threats to the health of older people are dementia, depression and suicide, cancer, cardiovascular diseases, osteoporosis, incontinence and injuries. This section challenges some of the myths surrounding aging and points out how strategies to create safer communities and more supportive health and social policies and services can help older people.