Fonds Gesundes Österreich was founded in 1998 as the national contact point and funding office for prevention and health promotion based on a special law that is considered a model internationally. Health Promotion Austria funds projects, develops activities and campaigns on health promotion. The central aim is to help as many people in Austria as possible to achieve a healthy lifestyle and to live in a healthy environment day-to-day.
Health Promotion Austria supports the following in the health promotion field:
- practical and scientific projects,
- structural development,
- and continuing training and networking.
Other important tasks are as follows:
- To raise awareness about prevention and health promotion among as many people as possible with information, education and public relations work.
- To support activities at the myriad of self-help organizations in Austria.