The Federal Centre for Health Education (BZgA) is a governmental authority working in the sphere of responsibility of the Federal Ministry for Health. It was established with the aim of preserving and promoting human health and was assigned the following tasks:
- elaboration of principles and guidelines concerning the content and methods of practice of health education;
- basic and advanced training of professionals in the field of health education;
- coordination and strengthening of health education in Germany;
- International cooperation.
The services offered by the BZgA aim to help citizens to assume responsibility for helping themselves, providing qualified information, increasing communicative and interactive competence and showing social support.