National networks are the backbone of the Healthy Cities movement in Europe. They provide political, strategic and technical support to their members, represent a national resource of experience and expertise in health development and offer a dynamic platform for public health advocacy at the national and international levels.
A common set of accreditation criteria for national networks and member cities provides a quality standard and a source of international legitimacy for all stakeholders in a national network.
|WHO European Healthy Cities Networks Map|
UK Healthy Cities Network
The UK Healthy Cities Network aims to develop a creative, supportive and motivating network for UK cities and towns that are tackling health inequalities and striving to put health improvement and health equity at the core of all local policies.
National Healthy Cities of Ireland Network
The National Healthy Cities of Ireland Network has been established and is due to be launched in September 2014. More information will be available soon.