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Overview of Cardiovascular Prevention in Europe (OCPE) in ESC member countries

The "Country of the Month" reports provided by the National CVD Prevention Coordinators have a dedicated chapter on ”prevention activities”. In this chapter you can find a large variety of activities throughout Europe like:

  • CVD risk finding screening campaings
  • projects to improve food habits among the young
  • national anti-smoking intitiatives
  • efforts to improve physical health in the general population

and many more.

Prevention Initiatives by Topics

The prevention activities can be devided into six topics. As a pilot, we have selected some national prevention campaigns: You can find the project's name, the target population, the country, as well as a summary by following the links below. 

The topics:

  1. Risk assessment and risk management
  2. General Health (not available yet)
  3. Smoking Cessation
  4. Nutrition and obesity
  5. Physical activity
  6. The Future (not available yet)

Note: The content of this article reflects the personal opinion of the author/s and is not necessarily the official position of the European Society of Cardiology.



1.  The WHO report: “Rehabilitation 2030: A Call for Action”, February 2017