On 15 March 2011, the European Chronic Disease Alliance sent a letter to Jose Manuel Barroso, President of the European Commission in order to raise awareness on the need to tackle chronic diseases.
On 15 March 2011, the European Chronic Disease Alliance, an alliance representing over 100 000 health professionals acting in the prevention of such a societal burden, sent a letter to Jose Manuel Barroso, President of the European Commission.
The four main factors of chronic non-communicable diseases have been well identified: diet, physical activity, alcohol and tobacco use, as have been ways to prevent them. In that context, the European Chronic Disease Alliance published a list of evidence-based recommendations for actions to tackle health determinants to whom they are referring to in their letter to the President.
The European Alliance, which is composed of several EPHA members, used the letter to raise awareness on the issue of chronic diseases and their preventable causes ahead of the forthcoming UN Summit on Non-Communicable Diseases (September 2011, New York).
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