This guide provides information, methods and suggestions on how to design Structural Fund investments to deliver health gains.

Funding themes

The pages on funding themes illustrate in detail how non-health investments financed by the Structural Funds can yield health gains. This section is organised according to the key Structural Fund thematic objectives in the 2014-2020 period. The pages use an analytical model (the DPSEEA framework) to present the causal pathways that link non-health investments to gains in health. You can explore how different policies can impact on health positively or negatively and understand what to keep in mind when developing ideas for SF funding. 

It contains analysis and suggestions of the Approaches to Consider when planning, discussing and implementing Structural Fund programmes. These pages provide methods to use and adapt for individual Member States, regions and programmes.