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AIM launches the publication of its series of factsheets on prevention-related issues

Louise Magnard
October 8, 2020

AIM published the two first factsheets of a series of 12 which will be published between September 2020 and June 2021. The factsheets will cover health promotion and disease prevention related issues. Not only do the documents contain facts and figures on the different themes but also a series of recommendations to decision-makers as well as a list of best practices implemented by AIM members to tackle diverse challenges.

AIM published the two first factsheets of a series of 12 which will be published between September 2020 and June 2021. The factsheets will cover health promotion and disease prevention related issues. Not only do the documents contain facts and figures on the different themes but also a series of recommendations to decision-makers as well as a list of best practices implemented by AIM members to tackle diverse challenges.

On 10 September, the first factsheet on mental health was published on the occasion of world suicide prevention day. The paper called for mental health to be embedded in all policies. Other calls are as follows: a greater and more efficient focus on the prevention of mental health disorders and the promotion of mental well-being, the adoption of a life-course approach to mental health, a greater commitment from National and European decision makers to raise awareness on mental health and to fight stigma and social exclusion, access to high quality, comprehensive, person-centred, and integrated care, effective occupational health strategies, which protect workers from psychosocial risks, including in emerging and unconventional forms of employment, and a mental health Strategy for the European Union.

On 23 September, the Physical Activity Factsheet was published on the occasion of the European Week for Sport. Amongst its recommendations for more active societies, AIM underlines the need to improve health literacy as a booster of physical activity from an early age on. It also calls for strengthening primary health care and social services to promote physical activity at local level and for more active workplaces. The creation of healthier environments through healthy urban design and active mobility are also part of its recommendations. AIM encourages to unleash the potential of safe and high-quality innovation in supporting an active life style and to improve data collection for more active societies. Finally, it underlines the need to update the EU Guidelines for Physical Activity and the Fight against Sedentary Lifestyles.

Together with the factsheets, a series of best practices from AIM members were published. You will find all documents here.

An article by Jessica Carreño Louro (AIM). 

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