Council Conclusions on innovative approaches for chronic diseases in public health and healthcare systems, 7 December 2010

Building on the results of the Ministerial conference on Innovative approaches for chronic illnesses in public health and healthcare systemsorganised by the Belgian Presidency, the Council adopted Conclusions on innovative approaches for chronic diseases in public health and healthcare systems, whereby EU countries and the Commission are called upon to start a reflection process in view of optimizing the response to the challenge of chronic diseases. This reflection should cover inter alia health promotion and prevention of chronic diseases, healthcare, research into chronic diseases and comparable data on chronic diseases at European level.