Health Equity

The health of certain sections of the migrant population in Switzerland is at greater risk than that of the local population. The federal administration’s programme on migration and health (2002-2017) was designed to improve the health literacy of the migrant population and help healthcare professionals deal with patients of different origins.  

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Health equity is of great importance. The National Strategy for the Prevention of Non-communicable Diseases (NCD-Strategy) and the National Strategy on Addiction and Mental Health focused on this topic in 2018.

Conference on Equity in Healthcare

Measure – document – understand

The FOPH Conference on Equity in Healthcare organized with the support and participation of the stakeholders of the National Research Programme “Smarter Health Care" (NRP 74) and the Swiss School of Public Health (SSPH+) will take place on 15 October 2019 in Bern.

During the day, we will discuss methodological issues relating to the measurement, documentation and understanding of equity in healthcare and discuss opportunities, uses and limitations from a research perspective.

We would be pleased to welcome you.  

More information about the program and inscriptions will follow shortly.

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Further information are only available in German or French:

Last modification 14.06.2019

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