EuroHealthNet highlights facts about health promotion to the informal EPSCO Council: “What do Member States need from the EU health policy?”

In view of the informal Employment, Social Policy, Health and Consumer Affairs Council (EPSCO) in Riga 20‐22 April 2015, EuroHealthNet would like to take the opportunity to highlight facts about health promotion, disease prevention and health inequalities in the European Union. EuroHealthNet commends the Latvian Presidency for its recognition that “health promotion and prevention is the most cost‐effective and efficient way of eradicating the causes of diseases and thus should be of common interest for all Member States.”

This reinforces the message from health ministers in the 2015 Annual Growth Survey and Joint Employment Report: political guidance on employment and social policies conclusions that innovations in health should “include strengthening of health promotion and disease prevention in all relevant policy sectors, while ensuring integrated health care, enhancing primary health care”.

  • To access EuroHealthNet statement to the Ministers of health for the informal EPSCO Council of 20-22 April 2015, click here