"The more adolescents are exposed to films where characters consume large amounts of alcohol, the more they are likely to start drinking or progress to binge drinking" says the last BMJ Study on the impact of alcohol exposure in movies and in family settings. The results of the study echo previous studies and reinforce the need to increase efforts in alcohol exposure, notably for children and adolescents.
The British Medical Journal published the results of a study conducted with a group (...)
EPHA wrote to the Ministers of Health for Ireland and Northern Ireland following on from the announcement made at the first North/South Conference on alcohol misuse where both Ministers committed to collaboratively tackle the burden of alcohol abuse, notably through action on its affordability, accessibility and availability.
On 6 February 2012, EPHA wrote to the Ministers of Health for Ireland and Northern Ireland in response to the announcement made at the first North/South Conference on (...)
Under Eurocare’s leadership, 68 international, European and National NGOs (including EPHA) joined forces to call for a comprehensive Alcohol Policy Strategy in the European Union 2013-2020.
The current EU Alcohol Strategy is due to end in 2012. 68 NGOs going much beyond health-related organisations, sent an open letter to Ministers of Health in Europe to acknowledge the need for a comprehensive alcohol policy framework.
The Committee on National Alcohol Policy and Action is meeting (...)
The European Commission released the work plan 2012 for the Health Programme. The deadline for the submission of proposals is 9 March 2012.
The work plan sets out activities that the European Commission may co-fund in the field of health.
The deadline for submission of proposals is 9 March 2012.
information on how to apply for EU co-financing for projects, conferences, joint actions with Member States and operating grants for non-governmental organisations.
2012 budget for Projects: (...)
Addictive and harmful substances and behaviours
Ageing and Older People
Chemicals and Pesticides
children and adolescents
public health programme
The European Heart Network - an EPHA member - publishes a report on Diet, Physical Activity and Cardio Vascular Disease (CVD) Prevention in Europe, which represents the most up to date review of the evidence on the relationship between CVDs and nutrition and physical activity.
The report shows that:
the cost of CVD in the EU is estimated at 192 billion Euros.
12 000 Europeans die every day due to heart attacks, strokes, and other cardiovascular diseases.
It highlights proposals for (...)
On 1-2 December 2011, the Council adopted Conclusions entitled "Closing health gaps within the EU through concerted action to promote healthy lifestyle behaviours". EPHA considers that the Conclusions fall short on concrete objectives and targets that the current economic challenges would require, and the Council could have been stronger in its approach to tackling the problem.
The Council of the European Union adopted, during its 1-2 December 2011 session, conclusions entitled "Closing (...)
council of the european union
food, diet and nutrition
tobacco and smoking
Reducing the negative impact of alcohol on the workplace is one of five priorities picked out in the EU strategy to support Member States in reducing alcohol related harm and the Science Group of the European Alcohol and Health Forum (EAHF) has been tasked to produce a scientific opinion on ’Alcohol, work and productivity".
Reducing the negative impact of alcohol on the workplace is one of five priorities picked out in the EU strategy to support Member States in reducing alcohol (...)
The 9th meeting of the European Alcohol and Health Forum took place on 19th of October 2011 and focused on the issue of alcohol and young people. John Dalli, EU Commissioner for Health and Consumer Policy adressed the Forum and emphasised the role of the Alcohol and Health Forum as one of the tools for EU actions on alcohol related harm.
On Wednesday 19th of October 2011, members of the European Alcohol and Health Forum met and discussed the issues of alcohol and youth. Alcohol and the (...)
Launched in 2009, the ENGENDER Project aimed at countering the current lack of information on actions, policy and programmes aiming at improving gender equity in health. On Tuesday 18th of October 2011, the results of this 3 year Project will be shared during a European Parliament event.
The ENGENDER Project is a European Union funded Project aiming at countering the current lack of information on actions, policy and programmes aiming at improving gender equity in health. On Tuesday 18th (...)
Representatives from the 53 WHO European Region Member States met at the 61st session of the Regional Committee for Europe and adopted the European Action Plan to reduce the harmful use of alcohol.
The WHO EURO Action Plan to reduce the harmful use of alcohol has been discussed and adopted by the WHO European Region during the 61st session of the Regional Committee for Europe that took place in Baku, Azerbaijan.
The Action Plan highlights 5 main objectives:
to raise awareness on the (...)