EFPC 2019 Conference | Primary Care and local communities: health equity for everyone, everywhere
Foreword from EFPC
The focus of our 2019 conference in Nanterre is primary care, the community and health equity for everyone, everywhere. We are privileged to welcome our keynote speakers and workshop teams to engage in discussion and debate in this area and to widen our knowledge and networks in primary care to enable us all to broaden our critical thinking and policy awareness. The wide range of research papers and posters will add the important dimension of evidence and conceptual understanding that is needed to advance health equity. It is especially important that we welcome our YOU&EFPC members, the growing generation of primary care practitioners and researchers who will take this work forward into the next half of the 21st century.
Our understanding of the relation between social determinants such as poverty and health outcomes is well evidenced but we need to think harder and do better in primary care to enable access and equitable health care for all. This will require us to plan and provide different models of primary care that are integrated with other services, to re-conceptualise the meaning of community and how we interrelate with communities, to think ‘out of the box’ and innovate with models such as social prescribing and new technologies. Above all we must draw on the expertise, evidence, skills and compassion of all constituents of primary care, including the community itself, to ensure that we convey the deeply held values and beliefs inherent in the declarations of Alma-Ata and Astana and put this into policy and practice to deliver equitable health care to everyone, everywhere.
This conference will provide us with the opportunity for dialogue, to think broadly and creatively about such issues and our next steps towards a better future.
ARMIN FIDLER – SENIOR LECTURER AND MEMBER OF THE FACULTY, MANAGEMENT CENTER INNSBRUCK (MCI), FORMER LEAD ADVISER FOR HEALTH POLICY AND STRATEGY, HUMAN DEVELOPMENT NETWORK, THE WORLD BANK.
Austrian national, Dr. Armin Fidler is a Senior Lecturer at the Management Center Innsbruck (MCI), and the University of Bologna, where he teaches in the European Master Program for Health Economics and Management (EU-HEM – a joint degree with the Universities of Bologna, Innsbruck, Oslo and Rotterdam). Dr. Fidler also serves as the Course Director for the MBA Degree Program on Hospital Management, jointly offered by MCI and Charles University and Advance Institute in Prague. He was an Adjunct Professor at the George Washington University School of Public Health and works as a Senior Consultant at the European Investment Bank (EIB) and the PERI Group, Vienna, Austria.
CHARLOTTE MARCHANDISE – DEPUTY MAYOR OF RENNES, FRANCE, AND CHAIR OF THE FRENCH NATIONAL NETWORK OF HEALTHY CITIES
Charlotte Marchandise is Elected member of the City Council of Rennes, France, and delegate for health and environment since March 2014. She was elected as an independent candidate without the backing of a political party. Previously, she worked as a consultant/trainer in the field of public health, social work, education and environment.
She was elected in September 2014 to the presidency of the French Network of Healthy Cities of WHO.
SARA WILLEMS – PROFESSOR INEQUITY IN HEALTH CARE, GHENT UNIVERSITY
Sara J.T. Willems, MA Health Promotion, PhD Medical Sciences (°1977, Ghent) is professor and head of department at the Department of Public Health and Primary Care at Ghent University, Belgium. In October 2011 she became the first Belgian professor in the field of equity in healthcare. She leads the Equity in Health Care research group, an interdisciplinary research group leading or partnering in numerous national and international research projects on equity in primary care. Her work examines the relation between health care organisation and equity in access to care, treatment and outcomes of care. Her research interests include also equity as a dimension of quality in primary care; person and people centred care; community oriented primary care; and social accountability of medical programs.
Sally Kendall, EFPC Chair
Peter Groenewegen, EFPC Executive Board Member
Jan De Maeseneer, EFPC Special Advisor
Habiba Bigdade, Ville de Nanterre, France
Louise Rossignol, Mairie de Nanterre, France
Helene Colombani, Mairie de Nanterre, France
Maria Papadakaki, Hellenic Mediterranean University, Greece
Diederik Aarendonk, EFPC Coordinator
Tonka Poplas Susic, Health Centre Ljubljana
Catherine Marchand, University of Kent, UK
Diana Castro Sandoval, EFPC
Tugba Caliskan, You&EFPC
Diederik Aarendonk, European Forum for Primary Care
Irene Cubells, European Forum for Primary Care
Diana Castro Sandoval, European Forum for Primary Care
Allison Scimone, European Forum for Primary Care
Habiba Bigdade, Ville de Nanterre
Helene Colombani, Mairie de Nanterre
Louise Rossignol, Mairie de Nanterre
Cagri Kalaca, EFPC Executive Board