The European Commission has launched on 15 December 2021 the ‘Healthier together’ – EU Non-Communicable Diseases Initiative to support EU countries in identifying and implementing effective policies and actions to reduce the burden of major non-communicable diseases and improve citizens’ health.
The initiative will include five strands: cardiovascular diseases, diabetes, chronic respiratory diseases, mental health and neurological disorders, and a horizontal strand on health determinants. In each strand, actions aim at reducing health inequalities and integrating health in all policies. Actions can also help to address challenges common to all strands, such as social determinants of health and health literacy; age/gender/culture-sensitive prevention and management; effective and efficient screening; participation of (recovered) patients in the labour market; multimorbidity; and improvements towards person-centred, integrated care.
The European Commission is now calling for best practices for implementation in EU countries focusing on the five strands of the ‘Healthier together’ – EU Non-Communicable Diseases Initiative: cardiovascular diseases, diabetes, chronic respiratory diseases, mental health and neurological disorders, and health determinants. Actions that address also health inequalities and/or involve integrated ‘Health in All Policies’ approaches would be particularly appreciated.
The deadline for submission of proposals is 15 May 2022 (midnight CET). An evaluation process will immediately follow the deadline of submissions. After 15 May 2022, it will still be possible to submit best practices but they will be evaluated at a later stage (date to be communicated).
Governmental and non-governmental actors are invited to submit proposals for best practices.
For more information and to submit your proposal: https://webgate.ec.europa.eu/dyna/bp-portal/