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The European Forum for Primary Care was invited to provide input to the Chronic Disease reflection process. Herewith the EFPC response endorsed by its' members!
The European Commission and EU Member States launched a reflection process to respond to the growing challenge of chronic diseases. This was called for in the Council conclusions on "Innovative approaches for chronic diseases in public health and healthcare systems" of December 2010. In addition, the UN High Level Meeting on non-communicable diseases in New York in 2011 confirmed that addressing chronic diseases has now become a global priority.
In this context, the EU is interested in our comments on the discussion document which poses some questions on the response to the different challenges of chronic diseases.
Today we issued our EFPC response, endorsed by our membership, which we hope will make Primary Care even more visible in all policies developed by the European Commission