Cluster 1: Health

The aims of this cluster include improving and protecting the health and well-being of citizens of all ages by developing innovative solutions to prevent, diagnose, monitor, treat and cure diseases.

It also focused on mitigating health risks, protecting populations and promoting good health, as well as on making public health systems more cost-effective and sustainable.

Areas of intervention:

  • health throughout the life course;
  • environmental and social health determinants;
  • non-communicable and rare diseases;
  • infectious diseases, including poverty-related and neglected diseases;
  • tools, technologies and digital solutions for health and care, including personalised medicine;
  • health care systems.

Expected impacts:

  • Staying healthy in a rapidly changing society: Citizens of all ages stay healthy and independent in a rapidly changing society thanks to healthier lifestyles and behaviours, healthier diets, healthier environments, improved evidence-based health policies, and more effective solutions for health promotion and disease prevention.
  • Living and working in a health-promoting environment: Living and working environments are health-promoting and sustainable thanks to better understanding of environmental, occupational, social and economic determinants of health.
  • Tackling diseases and reducing disease burden: Health care providers are able to better tackle and manage diseases (infectious diseases, including poverty-related and neglected diseases, non-communicable and rare diseases) and reduce the disease burden on patients effectively thanks to better understanding and treatment of diseases, more effective and innovative health technologies, better ability and preparedness to manage epidemic outbreaks and improved patient safety.
  • Ensuring access to innovative, sustainable and high-quality health care: Health care systems provide equal access to innovative, sustainable and high-quality health care thanks to the development and uptake of safe, cost-effective and people-centered solutions, with a focus on population health, health systems resilience, as well as improved evidence-based health policies.
  • Unlocking the full potential of new tools, technologies and digital solutions for a healthy society: Health technologies, new tools and digital solutions are applied effectively thanks to their inclusive, secure and ethical development, delivery, integration and deployment in health policies and health and care systems.
  • Maintaining an innovative, sustainable and globally competitive health-related industry: EU health industry is innovative, sustainable and globally competitive thanks to improved up-take of breakthrough technologies and innovations, which makes the EU with its Member States more resilient and less dependent from imports with regard to the access to and supply of critical health technologies.

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