WG4: Ramon Escuriet contributes to policy aimed at promoting normal birth in Catalonia

New Health Plan for Catalonia 2016-2020 (25 July, 2016)

Catalonia’s Ministry of Health has presented the new Health Plan for 2016-2020. The Health Plan establishes the health policy priorities for the next four years and promotes a model of care that is based and centred on people’s needs.

This plan will work to reduce health inequalities, strengthen public health, promote research and innovation in health policy and medicine, and improve recognition of the work of all health professionals.

This new Health Plan includes for the first time a policy objective aimed to review and improve the model of care for normal birth in the public health system. This action will be driven from the Directorate for Health Planning and aims to promote the specific conditions in public hospitals to reduce the number of healthy women and newborns experiencing birth in highly medicalised environments.

eu boirth research, Dr Ramon Escuriet

Above: The coordinator of the normal childbirth program in Catalonia and vice-chair of COST Action 1405 Ramon Escuriet with the Director-General for Health Planning.

eu boirth research, Dr Ramon Escuriet

Above: Presentation of the Health Plan. The President of Catalonia, the Ministry of Health and the Director of the Catalan Health Service and the Director-general for Health Planning

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