Health planning is an underestimated area in many cities of the Czech Republic. However, the experiences of European Healthy Cities suggest that citizens' health is one of the major themes for local politicians. It pays off to be aware of the main health challenges and risks concerning citizens in a particular region, to know how to tackle weaknesses and to have access to good practice examples.
In cooperation with our expert partners (National Health Promotion Network and Healthy Vysocina), the Czech National Network of Healthy Cities devised a new version of the manual for the preparation and management of conceptual health promotion - "City Health Plan". We are convinced that when the local approach of cities is in line with the Health 2020 document, it contributes to improving health literacy, which is one of the themes developed in partnership with Healthy Cities and the Health Literacy Institute.
On April 25th, 2018, an open seminar of Healthy Cities called "Health of the population – a theme for upcoming local elections" will be held on the premises of the Prague City Hall (the invitation will be published).