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7th - 8th November 2018: Swiss Public Health Conference

The theme of the Swiss Public Health Conference 2018 was "Social Science for Public Health".

The conference took place on November 7 & 8, 2018 at the University of Neuchâtel.

The associated steady increase in health insurance premiums is one of the biggest sources of concern for the Swiss population, especially for families, and therefore dominates the public debate on health policies.

Social sciences help us understand individual and collective health beyond the biomedical framework. They help us understand how the social environment, concrete living conditions and behaviour influence our health. From this, public health options can be developed that can complement our health care system.

What can social sciences contribute to promoting health enhancing policies? What are the opportunities and challenges of such an approach? How do we translate recommendations into practice? These were the central questions of the Swiss Public Health Conference 2018.

A diverse program was organized with contributions from research, practice and policy. Link

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