Examining Successful Strategies to Support Better Health




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Jan 23, 2019
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Examining Successful Strategies to Support Better Health

Salzburg Global Seminar and Health Foundation sign agreement to host program in April 2019 The Health Foundation will work with Salzburg Global to help deliver the program

Salzburg Global Seminar and the Health Foundation have signed a deal for a new health program focused on exploring how business strategies could support better health.

Bridging Worlds: How Can We Use Business and Economic Development Strategies to Support Better Health? will take place between April 29 and May 3, 2019, at Schloss Leopoldskron, Salzburg, Austria.

The Health Foundation has agreed to support the delivery of the program. This program will seek to:

  • Facilitate dialogue and continued cross-border learning across a diverse range of sectors including those with a responsibility for the public’s health, economic development, poverty reduction, and business.
  • Identify best practice in order to promote better strategic alignment between initiatives designed to promote inclusive growth and initiatives designed to promote better health and reduce health inequalities.
  • Develop a Salzburg Statement and other policy recommendations in relation to the future of work and its impact on health.
  • Change-makers from across generations and sectors will be invited to take part in a highly interactive program, which will involve them building new insights and aggregating perspectives and experiences from relevant industries, areas of expertise and regions.

Participants will address the following key questions during their stay:

  • What role do businesses play in promoting inclusive economies within the communities in which they are based? To what extent is this role health enhancing?
  • What policies, legislative and fiscal frameworks have been effective in promoting more inclusive economies?
  • Who should be responsible for closing regional gaps in opportunity? How can local areas best take advantage of emerging employment opportunities as a route to more inclusive economies?
  • What will demographic, consumer and technological trends mean for the way we work? What in turn will this mean for our health (i.e., how will trends affecting the future of work, in turn, affect our health)? How can we best use these changing trends to design in health-enhancing policies?
  • How can we ensure that policies support individuals to flourish at different stages of the life course? And how can we plan for emerging trends that will change the way in which young people today might experience the world of work as they age?
  • How do we ensure that adoption of changing and new jobs roles (and the loss of existing roles) due to technological change improve health and do not exacerbate existing health inequalities? What can be done to address these risks and what can be done to support areas already experiencing disadvantage?
  • How are different countries seeking to achieve alignment across sectors with reference to the SDGs? What policies or programs are the most effective? What does this mean for organizations or sectors doing this in practice? What capabilities do we need to build in the system to make the most of the systemic interconnected approach that the SDGs encourage?

For more information about the program, please visit salzburgglobal.org/go/616