The European Cardiovascular Health Alliance, which brings together the leading health organisations with an interest to promote policy action and investment to improve the cardiovascular health of European citizens, strongly welcomes the EU Commission’s EU4Health programme.
EACH submitted to the Commission a proposal for a Joint Action on secondary prevention of cardiovascular disease to be serve as inspiration in developing the EU4Health 2022 work programme. Secondary prevention helps to detect cardiovascular disease at an early stage, for example through targeted screening in risk groups. By diagnosing at an early stage and ensuring appropriate referral and treatment, further development of the disease can be halted, helping to reduce morbidity and mortality from cardiovascular disease. The EU4Health Joint Action will support Member States and the EU to raise awareness of the disease, improve data collection, share best practices and identify measures to promote secondary prevention.