Preventing Non-Communicable Diseases (NCDs)
NCDs are the 21st century’s foremost threat to health, well-being and prosperity. What connects most NCDs is that they are highly preventable and are driven by a number of common, modifiable risk factors related to tobacco, alcohol, unhealthy food, limited physical activity and air pollution. The EU has the powers to prevent NCDs by creating health-enabling living environments. But this potential is vastly underused.
EPHA advocates for a strong European NCD prevention and health promotion agenda that answer to people’s aspirations for a healthy continent for current and future generations.
News & Advocacy
Are there lessons which can be learned from Europe’s Beating Cancer Plan to help other non-communicable diseases?
The role of cancer nurses in the delivery of Europe’s Beating Cancer plan
A new report, launched today reveals the continued and extensive contacts between the tobacco industry, its allies and pro-vaping groups and industry associations, and eight separate Directorates-General (DGs) of the European Commission (EC); and calls for a more proactive transparency system regarding such contacts, especially following the release of the Europe’s Beating Cancer Plan.
CLEAN AIR FOR HEALTH
STOP Childhood Obesity project (Horizon 2020)
FRESHER project (foresight and modelling for NCD prevention)