European Heart Health Charter

European Heart Health Charter

The European Heart Health Charter has been developed by the European Society of Cardiology and the European Heart Network, in collaboration with the European Commission and WHO Regional Office for Europe, to prevent cardiovascular disease in Europe.

The official ceremony for the launch of the European Heart Health Charter took place on 12 June in Brussels, in the symbolic venue of the European Parliament, in the presence of:

the Health Commissioner Markos Kyprianou,
WHO Deputy Regional Director Dr Menabde and
Dr Georgs Andrejevs, MEP.
The 12 June also saw the launch of a website dedicated to the European Heart Health Charter

The "Charter Community" section allows the sharing of initiatives on heart health promotion with other stakeholders (ie health professionals, health promotion organisations, health authorities, education system, etc) across Europe.

The European Heart Health Charter is the result of a fruitful work process of the Heart Health Charter Steering Group brought together after the Luxembourg Declaration. The Steering Group is composed of members of the ESC, EHN, WHO Regional Office for Europe, European Commission, Directorate-General Health & Consumer Protection, European Association for Cardiovascular Prevention & Rehabilitation and the Joint Prevention Committee.

So far, 14 European health promotion organisations have agreed to support the European Heart Health Charter:

Comité Permanent des Medecins / Standing Committee of European Doctors (CMPE)
European Institute for Women’s Health (EIWH)
ESC Council on Cardiovascular Nursing and Allied Professions (CCNAP)
European Association for Cardiovascular Prevention and Rehabilitation (EACPR)
European Association for the Study of Diabetes (EASD)
European Atherosclerosis Society (EAS)
European Health Management Association (EHMA)
European Men’s Health Forum (EMHF)
European Network for Smoking and Prevention (ENSP)
European Public Health Alliance (EPHA)
European Society of Hypertension (ESH)
International Society on Behavioural Medicine (ISBM)
Wonca Europe

source ESC


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