Improving health for all EU citizens
Citizens’ health is a core EU priority. EU health policy complements national policies to ensure that everyone living in the EU has access to quality healthcare. While the organisation and delivery of healthcare is the responsibility of individual countries, the EU brings added value in helping countries achieve common objectives. EU health policy generates economies of scale by pooling resources, and helps countries to tackle the common challenges, including health threats such as pandemics, the risk factors associated with chronic diseases or the impact of increased life expectancy on... healthcare systems. This publication is a part of a series that explains what the EU does in different policy areas, why the EU is involved and what the results are.
- Corporate author(s): Directorate-General for Communication (European Commission) Themes: Health policy, Activities of the institutions and bodies, Public health
- Subject: AIDS, chronic illness, European Union, health care, health legislation, health policy, infectious disease, public awareness campaign, public health
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