EU: TOTAL Health Integrating Primary Care Mental Health Public Health

Dr. Eliot SOREL informed us a few days ago that the work of Romanian potters (artisans in Horezu) was highlighted in an article (entitled “When Traditions Meet Trends”) that appeared in the prestigious New York Times on Sunday, June 4, 2o23 ( ).


The distinguished Professor SOREL welcomed today the innovative initiative of the European Union to integrate health in a concept of Total Integrative Health.


The new comprehensive approach to mental health introduced by the European Commission as part of the European Health Union ( ) will focus on significant key principles. Please read the very interesting EC communication:


It is worth remembering that Eliot SOREL MD – an innovative global health leader, health systems performance expert, practicing physician, and Clinical Professor of Global Health, Health Policy & Management and of Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences at the George Washington University – launched on October 29, 2012, in San Francisco, on the occasion of the 140th APHA (American Public Health Association) Annual Meeting & Exposition, the book: “21st Century Global Mental Health”, Jones & Bartlett Learning ( ).


Dr. Sorel has served as a subject matter expert on World Health Organization (WHO), Pan American Health Organization (PAHO/WHO), U.S. National Institute of Health (NIH Fogarty International Center), National Institute of Mental Health, (NIMH), World Bank Group (WBG), the Inter-American Development Bank (IADB), and the Organization for Economic Cooperation & Development (OECD) projects. He is founding editor in chief of the Global Mental Health and Psychiatry Review and a cofounder of the Africa Global Mental Health Institute.