Over lunch, the priorities of the European Commission in the area of health determinants were discussed. The presentation included the prevention, factors and instruments addressing problems such as chronic diseases; the cooperation with members states and their initiatives; information for consumers; the social approach to health threats; the distinction between prevention and management.
During the Q&A, the discussion focused on
- alcohol strategy and stakeholder levels;
- behavioural economics;
- the way forward;
- the creation of healthy environments; consumer choice;
- evaluation of current strategy; understanding of food law.
Topic of discussion : General policy developments and progress made on health determinants
Speaker: Mr Michael Hübel – Head of Unit, Health Determinants, DG SANCO
Supported by the Health, Consumer & Social Affairs task force – Friday, 20 January 2012