WELCOME TO THE HEALTH POLICY PILLAR!
VISION & Mıssıon
The Health Policy Pillar envisions a Europe in which all policies improve the health and well-being of populations and ensure people-centred health systems that are universal, equitable, sustainable and of high quality within and across Europe. The Health Policy Pillar aims for the successful digital transformation of the healthcare sector that is driven by a healthy healthcare workforce.
The Health Policy Pillar strives to achieve its vision through empowering medical students to have an impact on policy making processes that encourage all citizens in achieving their full health potential and well-being. The Health Policy Pillar advocates for a long-term improvement of the European health situation.
Educate and raise awareness among medical students on:
- The European health situation
- Policy making in EMSA by providing a platform, training and capacity building
- Relevant stakeholders and health organizations.
- Policy development, key policy documents and their implementation within the European institutions and stakeholders.
Target and actively engage in the current initiatives and projects on the health framework and agenda of the European Region and EU Institutions.
Coordinate and initiate efforts to shape European health policies to be translated in concrete recommendations and/or actions.
HEALTH POLICY TEAM 2018/19
Health Policy Director
Assistant for Internal Affairs
Digital HEALTH and health innovations
The Health Policy Pillar actively advocates for a successful and meaningful digitalization of the healthcare sector. The team prepared, conducted and analyzed a Europe-wide survey on the implementation of digital health in the curriculum of medical education. EMSA uses the results to actively contribute to the development digital strategies and their educational embodiment.
TRANSPARENCY and Conflicts of Interest In Healthcare Collaborations
Scientific and professional integrity rely on both a transparent approach to conflict of interests and clear policies to regulate them. Therefore, how universities handle conflicts of interest is of great importance for the scientific and professional integrity of future European doctors. Self imposed rules are key for the European Medical Students Association to ensure transparency.
It is our goal to raise awareness among medical students around Europe and to advocate efficient conflict of interest policies and frameworks for universities.
EMSA contributed with a statement to this comprehensive report of the status quo of transparency in healthcare cooperations and regulative policies in EU member states.
The Local Health Policy Projects Booklet is published!
This booklet was written by medical students who were eager to start the Health Policy pillar activities in their local faculty. The aim of this project is to represent the identity and guidelines of the pillar. We came up with three project proposals : an introduction to health policy (“Health Policy 101”) , Digital Health and Universal Health Coverage. As this is the first attempt in designing such a booklet, we encourage you to provide us with as much feedback and as many reflections as possible after applying it. Your contributions will further refine the proposals and lead to even better outcomes!
Past Health Policy Directors
2017-2018 : Felix Machleid, Germany
2016-2017 : Juliette Mattijsen, The Netherlands
2016-2017 : Lauritz Blome, Germany
2015-2016 : Stefan Hardt, Germany (as PMO)
2014-2015 : Pascal Nohl-Deryk, Germany (as PMO)
2013-2014 : Jehona Krasniqi, Kosovo (as PMO)
2012-2013 : Jacob Hildebrand, Germany (as PMO)
Watch our Webinar!
Policy making seems a bit abstract to you?You want to gather an overview about policy making processes and be able to look at policies on the European and the organisational level in a larger context?
You can now watch the EMSA webinar on Policy Making via this link:
— The ultimate goal —
At the end of this webinar, you are aware of the importance of high quality policy statements and policy making in Europe as well as in EMSA as a European NGO.
1. Introduction (5 min)
2. Policy making – an applied science (20 min)
3. Policy writing (15 min)
4. How does it work within EMSA? (15 min max)
5. Q & A ( ~ 20 min)
DURATION: ~1.15 h
Lina, Paulius, Andres – EMSA European Health Policy Team
Yordan, EMSA Vice President of Internal Affairs