Public Health (11-12-2006)
EU Health Strategy – discussion document launched today
The Commission has today launched a discussion document inviting stakeholders to comment on plans for a new EU Health Strategy.
The Health Strategy will be an overarching, strategic framework which will focus on core issues for improving health in the EU. These will include addressing health threats and tackling health inequalities, and will encompass health services and health promotion. The Strategy will take a strategic approach to mainstreaming health in other community policies, and cover global health issues.
The Strategy will set broad objectives which will provide a framework for health policy in the coming decade, with a midterm review at 5 years. An effective implementation process will also be defined, in close partnership with Member States.
This discussion document follows the full formal consultation in 2004 ‘Enabling Good Health for All – A Reflection Process for a new EU Health Strategy’, and invites stakeholders to comment on objective setting and implementation mechanisms.
Comments on the document are welcome to the mailbox Sanco-Future-Health-Strategy@ec.europa.eu until 12 February 2007.