Priorities set for 2013 EU Health Programme

The European Commission has released its 2013 Work Plan for its Health Programme. The plan sets the annual priorities for implementation of EU Health Programme.

Diabetes will have a prominent place within the 2013 work plan. Indeed, diabetes was chosen as a case study as part of the European Commission Joint Action on Chronic Diseases. An entire Work Package of the Joint Action will look into barriers to diabetes prevention, screening and treatment and improvement of cooperation among Member States to act on diabetes. More information on the diabetes Work Package can be found in the Joint Action working paper.