The EU Health Prize for Journalists is awarded to stimulate high-quality journalism that raises awareness of issues related to healthcare and patients' rights. The prize highlights health policy initiatives contained in the "Europe for Patients" campaign. They are all bound by a common goal: better healthcare for all in Europe. A special prize is awarded in the category "smoking cessation".
The prize rewards journalists who have contributed in a significant way to help citizens understand health issues, and through their work reflect the thoughts and expectations of patients and health workers. It is awarded in the spirit of respect for media freedom and pluralism and in the context of the Commission's desire to improve communication between the European institutions and European citizens.
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