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Healthy Cities CZ

Healthy Cities
of the Czech Republic

Healthy Cities of the Czech Republic

This is just some illustrative information and chosen activities from Czech Healthy Cities translated into English.
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In the summer months of 2015 a new publication of the World Health Organization (WHO) was published on the topic of national networks of Healthy cities in the European region – National Healthy Cities Networks in the WHO European Region, promoting health and well-being throughout Europe.

(12.9.2015)
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On July 5 to July 7, 2015, representatives of the HCCZ office took part in a study trip to Lausanne, Switzerland, where they exchanged experiences from the implementation of sustainable development of cities and regions in practice with their long-term professional partners from the Equiterre Association. Thanks to support from the Swiss-Czech Cooperation Program, the cooperation that began several years ago is continuing.

(11.9.2015)
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The 26th conference of representatives of WHO Healthy Cities from the entire European region was held at the end of June 2015 in the most northern European Healthy City, Finnish Kuopio. The central theme this year was the systemic inclusion of the subject of health in all prepared and implemented policies (Health in all Policies – HiaP). Dr. Agis Tsouros, longtime director of the international WHO Healthy Cities Program, said in his introductory speech: “Health is the fundamental condition, indicator and output of a sustainable development of cities.” He further spoke about global challenges in the area of health and its support on the local level.

(10.9.2015)
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The Thematic Healthy Cities Section devoted to strategic management and quality methods in public administration was held in Prague on May 21, 2015. The main issue addressed at the event, which was attended by almost a hundred participants, was strategic planning and management from the perspective of national institutions, including specific municipalities´ experiences and examples of their practices.
(5.6.2015)
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The Healthy Cities Network of the Czech Republic published a new publication dealing with a topical issue – sustainable financial management of municipalities and regions. It was written by Milan Jan Pucek, MSc, MBA, PhD., theoretician and practitioner well versed in various fields of public administration.
(22.6.2015)
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The World No Tobacco Day is celebrated annually on May 31. The prime focus of the international campaign supported by World Health Organization (WHO) is on the prevention of diseases associated with tobacco use. Members of Czech Healthy Cities (HCCZ) are also taking part in the campaign. This year´s worldwide edition is geared mainly towards illicit trade of tobacco products.
(22.6.2015)
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The General Assembly of Healthy Cities held on April 28, 2015, was preceded by an open discussion forum aimed primarily for newly elected representatives of municipalities and cities. The meeting was called “A Healthy City – Way to Success” and its goal was to share particular sources of inspiration and good practices. Politicians from towns and municipalities of the whole of the Czech Republic shared their experience and approaches of how to start and further develop the international project “A Healthy City”. They also explained what proved successful in their practice, what can be recommended and what is to be avoided.
(22.6.2015)
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Representatives of National Healthy Cities Networks met again after a year, this time in Milan, to discuss current issues related to further development of Healthy Cities, Towns and Regions within Europe. The meeting, which took place from 24 to 26 March 2015, was prepared by the Italian Healthy Cities Network in cooperation with the City of Milan and representatives of the European WHO (World Health Organisation) Office. The event was attended by a total of 14 national coordinators and a number of other experts on the issue of health support. The next WHO meeting, this time a traditional international conference for all Healthy Cities and other parties interested in the subject, will take place at the end of June 2015 in Kuopio in Finland.
(22.4.2015)
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The World Health Organisation (WHO) announced 7 April as World Health Day. The campaign, supported by Healthy Cities, focuses on one specific topic each year. This year the World Health Day topic is food safety. According to WHO information, food containing harmful bacteria, viruses, parasites or chemical substances are responsible for over 200 types of illness. The campaign endeavours to point out the fact that, particularly in our globalised world, it is necessary to ensure food safety during all steps in the long chain of proceeding of food from its point of origin to consumption. The Public Health Institute, which prepared a short instructional video and competition for students, is also a promoter of the event.
(22.4.2015)
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The Healthy Cities Spring School took place in Healthy City Tabor between 18 and 20 March 2015. The event was attended by over 120 representatives of Cities, Towns and Regions of the Czech Republic.
(22.4.2015)
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Earth day, which falls on 22 April every year, is the most extensive international campaign focusing on environmental protection. The campaign is currently realised in 192 countries by means of over 22 thousand partner organisations and over one billion people worldwide participate in related activities. Earth Day was celebrated for the first time in 1970 in the United States of America, Earth Day celebrations have been held in the Czech Republic for over 20 years. This year once more, the campaign will involve Healthy Cities, Towns and Regions in which a number of educational events on the topic of environmental protection will take place.
(22.4.2015)
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Inspiration and good practice in relation to top-quality management of municipalities, public engagement, energy efficiency, cooperation with young people, transport and on many other topics from city practice could be found on a Czech Healthy Cities event, held in Prague on April 28th.The event was an open discussion block for all parties interested in the specific subjects. Newly elected politicians could find answers from their colleagues – experienced in Healthy City Project and overal city management.
(22.4.2015)
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