Health Equity Forum 2022

«Equity in health care: new insights and challenges» was the topic of the Health Equity Forum 2022. Here you can find a short film, the program and the presentations.

On December 1, 2022, the FOPH held its Health Equity Forum - an online event dedicated to knowledge transfer, reflection and exchange on the topic of equity in health care in Switzerland.

With national and international experts, the focus was on discussing whether and how research findings can contribute to the realization of health equity: in professional practice, in health care organizations and in politics.

Short Film on Health Equity

The short film "Equity in healthcare: moving from the desirable to the necessary" produced by Vjosa Gervalla ( was presented in public for the first time on the occasion of the Health Equity Forum 2022. It illustrates that we should reflect on the quality of our healthcare system and its ability to provide adequate care for all patients.

Equity in healthcare: moving from the desirable to the necessary

Program and presentations

Here you can find the program of the Health Equity Forum with description of the objectives and the presentations:

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Further information

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Last modification 06.12.2023

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