We are doing science for policy
The Joint Research Centre (JRC) is the European Commission's science and knowledge service which employs scientists to carry out research in order to provide independent scientific advice and support to EU policy.
Welcome to the European Commission's Health Promotion and Disease Prevention Knowledge Gateway, a reference point for public health policy makers. You will find reliable, independent and up-to date information on topics related to the promotion of health and well-being, in particular the prevention of non-communicable diseases like cardiovascular disease, diabetes and cancer.
This Knowledge Gateway provides short, impactful and concise briefs for each topic, focusing on the aspects most relevant to policy makers. The topics covered in this Knowledge Gateway were prioritised by EU decision makers working in the areas of public health and prevention of non-communicable diseases. The content is to be updated periodically and new Briefs will be added regularly to reflect developments in the field and respond to the needs of EU policy makers.