Direction of actions for health of Lodz citizens
Detailed description of the Good Practice
Lodz is the second, after Warsaw, Polish city with the population of 785,000 in 2001. It is a capital of region inhabited by about 2,6 mln people. Light industry still dominates in Lodz although economic transformation in the country brought a difficult situation in this area. Food-processing, chemical and electro-mechanical industries have also a large share in the economic life of the city.
Lodz joint the WHO European Healthy Cities Network in 1993 and it has been a member of the Network in II and III Phase of the project. Lodz is also a member and the seat of the Polish Healthy Cities Association. The project is located in a Department of Public Health of the Lodz City Office.
A local strategy for health „Direction of actions for health of Lodz citizens” was adopted by a City Council Resolution in March 2001. It formulates current and planned actions implemented by the city authorities in order to improve the health status and quality of life of the inhabitants of Lodz. It covers many sectors of city life which influence health:
• natural environment
• management of the city area
• economic development of the city
• job market
• health care and health promotion
• social support
• social activity.
More Details of the Good Practice
National Network and Healthy City coord.
Department of Public Health Polish Healthy Cities Association
Municipal Office of Lodz
5 Sienkiewicza St.
PL-90 113 Lodz
Tel./Fax: +48 42 638 47 37
Data sources and references
Baltic Region Healthy Cities Association
WHO Collaborating Centre for Healthy Cities and Urban Health in the Baltic Region