To support countries in reaching the health targets of the Sustainable Development Goals, the Commission has established a Steering Group on Health Promotion, Disease Prevention and Management of Non-Communicable Diseases.
The Steering Group will have a broad overview of public health policy and may set up subgroups to work on specific issues for limited time periods. Therefore, existing Commission expert groups set up for particular diseases, for example, those on cancer control and rare diseases, will now be replaced by the Steering Group.
In practice, the Steering Group will provide expert advice to the Commission on developing and implementing activities in the field of health promotion, disease prevention and the management of non-communicable diseases. It will also foster exchanges of relevant experience, policies and practices between the Member States.
To read more about this on the European Commission website, go to: Steering Group on Health Promotion, Disease Prevention and Management of Non-Communicable Diseases – European Commission