News from the SEE Health Network Member States
The Global Health Program of Distinction Award was just presented to the Andrija Štampar School of Public Health’s “Health- Plan for It” program. The program is being recognized for its extraordinary accomplishments of institutionalizing evidence-based health planning at the local, district, national and regional levels. Croatian MIPH graduates who are faculty at the Stampar School initiated the program to assist Croatian county health departments to reorient public health planning from the central to the county level and assure resources are directed to local priorities. The MIPH graduates’accomplishments include: 1) helping to build Health – Plan for It programs in all Croatian counties and the City of Zagreb; 2) persuading the Croatian government to enact legislation to make the Health – Plan for It approach standard procedure across the country; 3) helping MIPH graduates in Macedonia and Serbia establish similar programs in their countries.