EuroHealthNet’s Director Caroline Costongs worked with Judith Lambert, Ann Marie Borg, Gauden Galea and Kremlin Wickramasinghe to review progress made on the prevention pillar of the European Beating Cancer Plan. The article was published in EUROHEALTH and was titled A renewed call to action: How can the European Union scale-up action on non-communicable diseases?
A summary of the article
Primary prevention is an effective strategy to maintain and improve population health and to achieve resilience in the face of crises. This article aims to highlight the progress of legal initiatives aimed at prevention of Non-communicable diseases (NCDs) risk factors and wider health determinants under the European Commission’s Europe’s Beating Cancer Plan. We also explore how the European Union (EU) can use its policy levers to strengthen prevention and tackle NCDs. Future potential actions for the next Commission, including addressing the impact of commercial determinants on the establishment of policies, are also suggested.
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