European health strategy

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European health strategy

Outline of the Community (European Union) legislation about European health strategy


These categories group together and put in context the legislative and non-legislative initiatives which deal with the same topic.

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European health strategy

The European strategy on health matters places health issues at the heart of all Community policies in order to protect European citizens better and to improve their health. In particular, it concerns facing up to the growing problems and major health risks, such as pandemics and bioterrorism.
The strategy also defines the objectives and priorities in response to the main challenges in terms of health matters. It also strengthens Community cooperation in those fields where Member States cannot act on their own, and contributes to disseminating knowledge and information on the subject. Finally, it supports research, particularly on new technologies, in order to improve disease prevention and patient safety.

Overview of Health Policy

  • Multi-annual programme of action for health (2014-2020) (Proposal)
  • A new strategic approach to health for the EU (2008-2013)
  • New Community health strategy
  • Patient safety and the prevention of healthcare associated infections
  • Cross-border healthcare: patients’ rights
  • Telemedicine systems and services
  • Executive Agency for Health and Consumers
  • Scientific Committees for consumer safety, public health and the environment
  • The precautionary principle

Programs and Initiatives

  • Action against Cancer: European Partnership (2009-2013)
  • Second programme of Community action in the field of health (2008-2013)
  • Programme of Community action in the field of public health (2003-2008)
  • e-Health: improving health and healthcare through the use of information and communications technologies

Health personnel in Europe

  • Green Paper on the European Workforce for Health

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