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
The “virtual townhall” meeting on Europe’s Beating Cancer Plan raised high expectations. Special attention was given to the prevention pillar which emerged as a major priority for the improvement of people’s health.
EPHA members IOGT-NTO, European Alcohol Policy Alliance (Eurocare) and The Association of European Cancer Leagues (ECL) discuss the role of alcohol consumption in cancer prevention, with a special focus on Europe’s Beating Cancer Plan
EPHA calls for a full revision of the EU promotion policy for agricultural products, to align with the EU Farm to Fork Strategy and the EU Beating Cancer Plan in response to EU public consultation.
CLEAN AIR FOR HEALTH
STOP Childhood Obesity project (Horizon 2020)
FRESHER project (foresight and modelling for NCD prevention)