Anke van Dam is a member of the advisory board of the European Forum for Primary Care
Anke van Dam, executive director of AFEW International has been elected as a member of the advisory board of the European Forum for Primary Care.
What is The European Forum for Primary Care?
The European Forum for Primary Care (EFPC) was initiated in early 2005 by a group of interested parties from several countries.
The basic aim of the Forum is to improve the European population’s health by promoting strong Primary Care. This is done by monitoring the state of Primary Care in the European countries, by collecting information on conditions that matter for strong Primary Care, and by exchanging experiences.
The Forum connects three groups of interested parties: the health care field, health policy makers, and the producers and evaluators of health care information. These interested parties work at three levels: the local or district level, the national level, and the supra-national level. By linking policy practice and research the Forum intends to stimulate policy making based on vision and evidence as much as it intends to support PC practice oriented towards quality and equity.
Anke van Dam: «The membership to the advisory board of the European Forum of Primary Care allows AFEW to learn from primary health care providers in European Countries and further the best practices to ensure equity in health and bring those to Eastern Europe and Central-Asia. What does it mean and what are the conditions when we talk about access to health services, gender and inequality per diseases? This is all discussed in the EFPC and the necessary role of primary care. AFEW International brings knowledge and vast expertise about the EECA region and a great network of contacts with organizations, institutes, agencies and professionals to the EFPC.
With the help of European Forum of Primary Car AFEW International hopes to build the bridge and to facilitate exchange, linking and learning between professionals from East and West».