The website of the JPI HDHL project: Policy Eveluation Network (PEN) has been launched.
The Policy Evaluation Network, funded by the JPI HDHL, started in the beginning of 2019 and will run for 3 years. PEN’s vision is to provide Europe with tools to identify, evaluate and benchmark policies designed to directly or indirectly address physical inactivity, unhealthy diets and sedentary behaviour while accounting for existing health inequalities. Building on existing knowledge from the DEDIPAC Knowledge Hub and the INFORMAS network, PEN will deliver an overview of the ‘best’ public policies most likely to sustainably support more favourable health behaviours.
Researchers from 28 institutes in 7 European countries and New Zealand combine their expertise to establish a multi-disciplinary research network, including representatives of World Health Organisation and INFORMAS, to interact with policy makers and renowned experts in policy development, implementation and evaluation.