10th September 2009 - Brussels
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ABOUT THE EVENT...
Cardiovascular diseases (CVD) are the main cause of death and disability in Europe, accounting for more than 2 million deaths each year across the member states, and costing the EU economy an estimated €192 billion a year.
In order to address the significant burden of CVD in Europe and reduce heart disease as a major cause of early death, strategies have been developed to tackle the problem at both national and European level, focussing on:
* education & training;
* effective interventions to persuade people to convert to a healthier lifestyle;
* a policy that would actively favour improved health;
* research in health promotion and behavioural changes;
* the monitoring of risk factors
As part of the EuroHeart Project, a report has been produced looking at key themes and priority areas on Cardiovascular Health (CVH) promotion and CVD prevention within national plans, and the planned actions within national policies within and between countries. This conference will present the findings of the report, and by analysing the comprehensive data that is produced, identify gaps in planning and prevention of CVD at national levels, and present a template for national strategies.
|This conference is taking place as part of Work Package 5 of the EuroHeart Project, which has received co-funding from the European Union, in the framework of the Public Health Programme. The Executive Agency for Health and Consumers is not responsible for any use that may be made of the information provided during the conference, the sole responsibility lies with the persons/organisation concerned.|