About the European Health Commission

About the European Health Commission

Despite remarkable progress made in medicine, Europe faces the challenge of protecting the health of millions of people afflicted by chronic disease and healthcare inequality. This growing disease burden consists largely of diseases connected to our modern way of life, such as cardiovascular disease, diabetes, obesity, and cancer.

Reducing this disease burden requires a policy of active disease prevention, and a coordinated effort which unites public health with science, politics, economics, and ecology.

The European Health Commission exists to facilitate this effort through developing fact-driven policy recommendations which consider the needs of all populations. The Commission is politically neutral, represented by delegates from each European nation.

Our core objectives are:

Analysis

Objective data analysis plays a key role in providing underlying evidence for public health policy formulation and action. A scientific approach which incorporates the best data available is crucial to developing an accurate understanding of the challenges which confront our society.

Policy

Delegates of the Commission meet regularly to allow each European nation an equal voice in establishing recommendations to overcome public health issues. The Commission works with each nation to adopt policies which strengthen public health resources and reduce inequalities. The Commission’s guidelines are published in English, German, French, Russian, and Italian.

Education

The global health workforce is in a state of crisis. The health needs of many populations are not being met, and health programs in place are frequently plagued by lack of training, poor management, and underfunding. The European Health Commission aims to strengthen public health education by providing nations with hands-on training for disease prevention and practical guidelines to build a healthier future.