The Card of Cankarjev dom
Modern health strategies acknowledge that health care alone cannot improve health and wellbeing of today's populations. A challenge that is often mentioned is that of insufficient health literacy. This impedes the smooth implementation of many actions and interventions. Opportunities for public health exist in raising the overall level of health literacy, enabling populations at large to take better control over their own health.
Opportunities exist as well in advancing healthy public policies and making the life cycle approach a leading concept. It is becoming necessary to think beyond the traditional vulnerable groups approach and, instead, use stratifying approaches based on demographic and socio-economic characteristics of population groups.
At the Ljubljana conference, we wish to point out the importance of developing partnerships at all levels and across different actors to improve the health of the population. Partnerships are especially relevant in the local community, where people live and work. It is of the utmost importance that decision makers, professionals from different sectors and nongovernmental organizations work together in establishing population wellbeing through different levers, among others through more favourable living conditions and through comprehensive health promotion, and thus jointly contribute to better health for all. Through the plenary sessions, this vision is further explored.
Public health: from local community's responses to addressing global health
Sustainable Development Goals - how can we address them through public health action?
Public health resources - the core of the development of public health action
Public's awareness of public health challenges - ways of promoting public health and raising the importance of public health challenges
Health systems under pressure