Strategy and action plan for healthy ageing in Europe, 2012 2020

13/09/2012

Allowing more people to lead active and healthy lives in later age requires investing in a broad range of policies for healthy ageing, from prevention and control of non-communicable diseases (NCDs) over the life-course to strengthening health systems, in order to increase older people s access to affordable, high-quality health and social services.
This document contains a draft strategy and action plan for healthy ageing in Europe. It focuses on priority action areas and interventions that correspond to the four priority areas of Health 2020, the new European policy framework for health and ell-being. It is therefore in synergy with the core health policy developments being undertaken by the WHO Regional Office for Europe in the period 2011 2012, namely Health 2020, the European action plan for the prevention and control of non-communicable diseases, and the European action plan for strengthening public health capacities and services.