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Title: Public and Occupational Health: beyond the classical boundaries


1
Public and Occupational Healthbeyond the
classical boundaries
  • Dr. Anne Degrand-Guillaud
  • European Commission
  • Vilnius, November 2007
  • Directorate General for Employment, Social
    Affairs and Equal Opportunities

2
Content
  • A unique opportunity
  • Conventional occupational health and public
    health
  • Present-day interconnectedness
  • Social determinants and health the causes of
    the causes

3
Unique opportunity within international bodies
  • Convergence of EU and UN priorities
  • EU Community Strategy on Health and Safety at
    work, 2007
  • EU Strategic approach for Health, 2007
  • ILO Promotional Framework for Occupational Safety
    and Health, 2006
  • WHO Global Plan for Workers Health, 2007
  • Strong political basis for action

4
Occupational Health and Public Health
traditionally separated issues
  • Public Health
  • Communicable diseases
  • Tuberculosis
  • Sexually Transmitted Diseases e.g syphilis
  • Hygiene
  • Vaccinations
  • Occupational Health
  • High-risk sectors Mining, steel and chemical
    industries
  • Protect the workforce
  • Legislative corpus
  • Labour inspections

5
Occupational Health and Public Healthclosely
related fields
  • Public Health
  • Mental Health
  • Education
  • Lifestyle changes Nutrition, physical activity
  • Occupational Health
  • Psychosocial risks
  • Awareness raising
  • Training
  • Behavioural change
  • Good practice

6
Occupational Health, Public Health and Growth
Occupational Health
Workers
Holistic Health
Social Welfare
Public Health
Growth

Citizens
7
Beyond the classical boundaries
  • Preventive Measures
  • Workplace AND Home
  • Reduce risk at the source
  • Continuous exposure
  • Noise
  • Stress
  • Smoking
  • Food and drink

Holistic Health Empowerment
8
Social Determinants and Health
  • Identify causes of causes of poor health
  • Social hierarchy is a key health determinant
  • Behaviour smoking, nutrition, alcoholism has
    socio-economic causes
  • Effects between and within countries

Source M. Marmot, The Lancet, September 2007.
9
Education and Gender
Men Women Education
University Intermediate Elementary
Data from Russia
Source Navarro V, Muntaner C, Borrell C, et al.
Politics and health outcomes. Lancet 2006 368
103337.
10
Angus Deaton, Princeton University, 2004
11
Wealth and Welfare
Finance Minister
Health system Social Protection
Growth and Jobs
Economic prosperity and social cohesion
Labour Minister
Health Minister

Workers and Citizens
12
Northern Partnership agreement
  • Focuses on linked issues of work and health
  • Calls for preventive strategies
  • Urges strong government leadership
  • Uses workplace for health promotion

13
ConclusionsWe can do better
  • Deeper coordination
  • Closer link to education and employment
  • Better balance between curative and preventive
    action
  • Greater emphasis on health at all levels
  • We are doing better

14
It is a work in progress!
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