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European Chronic Disease Alliance (ECDA)

The European Society of Cardiology is a founding member of the European Chronic Disease Alliance (ECDA), a coalition of eleven European health associations sharing the same interests in combating chronic diseases through European public health policies.

The Secretariat of ECDA is currently provided by the European Society of Cardiology.

ECDA Mission

To reverse the alarming rise in chronic diseases by providing leadership and policy recommendations based on contemporary evidence.

ECDA Objectives

  • Provide policy recommendations based on contemporary evidence
  • Raise awareness and advocate by engaging with policy-makers
  • Promote the development and implementation of a EU Strategy for Chronic Disease
  • Develop and publish position/policy papers

ECDA Priorities

  • Primary and secondary prevention related to chronic diseases
  • Common risk factors - tobacco use, poor nutrition, physical inactivity, alcohol consumption and environmental factors

ECDA Recommendations

  • Invest in prevention measures to tackle chronic diseases
  • Intervene on health determinants: tobacco, food and nutrition, alcohol and physical activity. Priority areas:
  • Devote resources to health care
  • Enhance cooperation on research and ensure availability of comparable data
  • Build an environment that promotes health and encourages citizens to make healthy choices


For more information, please see the ECDA website