EPHA position on the Health for Growth programme

The aged and the young, they are two of a kind.

In response to the release of the Multi annual financial Framework, and before the Health for Growth programme proposal is finalised by the European Commission, the European Public Health Alliance has published its position on the priorities of the future Health programmes of the European Union, for 2014-2020. The European Child Safety Alliance assisted EPHA in the development of the document, which places emphasis on injury prevention as one of the top priorities. More than 10,000 children die each year in the EU as a result of unintentional injuries, and child injury is one of the clearest examples of the impact of health inequities.

EPHA identifies health equity should be the overarching principle for the future programme. The successor to the public health programme should prioritise health promotion and disease prevention, with a focus on health determinants. This can be balanced with a patient-centred disease management action area that allows for meaningful participation from health professionals.The EPHA contibution also highlights cross-cutting issues of mental health and healthy and active ageing.

For more information, please go to EPHA's website, or read their position directly here:

EPHA position on the Health for Growth programme

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