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11 Jul 2024

Rural proofing: lessons from OECD countries and potential application to health

A new paper by the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) explores how to develop more robust rural proofing models, with a focus on health. It proposes a roadmap for more effective rural proofing mechanisms to help embed this practice in governments’ policy space and culture.

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05 Jul 2024

Tackling rural health inequalities in Europe: a new policy statement

A new policy statement calls on European governments, policymakers and rural stakeholders to comprehensively address health services as well as the underlying, wider determinants of health in rural areas, such as poverty, education and connectivity.

Achieving resilient healthcare in rural areas
20 Jun 2024

Achieving resilient healthcare in rural areas

Unified political support and cooperation across various public administration departments are key to enhance access to health services in rural areas Patricia Martínez, policy analyst at the Rural Pact Support Office, emphasised at Interreg Europe’s webinar of 5 June 2024. Achieving collaboration among departments dealing with education, health, agriculture, and rural development is needed to prevent working in silos and ensure respective regulations are rural-proofed.

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Highlights Report | Good Practice Webinar ‘Enhancing access to health services in rural areas’
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Highlights Report | Good Practice Webinar ‘Enhancing access to health services in rural areas’

This highlights report outlines the key messages and discussions at the dedicated Good Practice Webinar of 30 November 2023, hosted online by the Rural Pact Support Office.