An important aspect in the planning of a New Town is the planning of health care services. Many New Towns have a progressive attitude towards health care. In some New Towns, experiments are undertaken to organize health care in new and innovative ways. In some cases even a totally new health care system is developed from scratch. Because of this, New Towns provide great opportunities to learn and research the health care systems that are being developed in different regions around the world.
The International New Town Institute is organizing the 5-day Summer Course "Health Care in New Towns" together with the Jan van Es Institute and the European Forum for Primary Care (EFPC) . The content of this Summer Course will focus on the planning and (re)design of New Towns all over the world with special attention to health aspects of new urban environments. During the summer course we will explore the differences and similarities within health care systems in a selection of New Towns in different regions of the world.
What are specific features of the Health Care system regarding integration (within health care and intersectoral), community orientation, equity and health care?
How can we learn from international experiences of developing health care systems in New Towns?
How can the old models be adapted to the new developments in health care while use is made of the existing infrastructure of health care institutions?
And what is the current state of health care in New Towns?
Participants are primarily policy-makers, planning officers, health system researchers, senior and junior professionals, master students as well as PhD students in the fields of health care, medicine, policymaking, urban planning, urban sociology, social geography and urbanism.
July 15, 2013 – July, 19 2013 in Almere
» Course Fee: € 1.625 ,- including course materials and excursions; (does not include accommodation)
» Total course price € 1.745,- (this includes accommodation SHARED)
» Total course price € 1.920,- (this includes accommodation ROOM of OWN)
» Accommodation Fee Almere: EUR 120,- per week (shared room with one other participant for the duration of the course)
» Accommodation Fee Almere: EUR 295,- per week (room of your own for the duration of the course)
To register go to: http://www.summerschoolalmere.nl/application
Deadline registration: May 31, 2013
There is a scholarship available for the participants of the summer course Health Care in New Towns. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com for more information about the scholarship.
Jan van Es Institute: firstname.lastname@example.org
New Town Institute: email@example.com