EHN’s seven-year strategic plan is a central governance, management, and communications tool and will enable stakeholders to understand and contribute towards EHN’s vision, mission and key goals.
EHN’s vision is that “every person in Europe can grow up and live in a sustainable environment that promotes cardiovascular health. Premature and preventable deaths due to cardiovascular diseases are reduced by 30% in 2030. State of the art, personalised care and quality of life is accessible and attainable for those born or living with CVD”.
EHN’s overarching goal is Leadership for Change. EHN will be a key driver behind concerted action plans on cardiovascular health at pan-European and EU levels. Positioning/strengthening EHN, its members and the people they represent to be able to contribute to and benefit optimally from increased European political attention on cardiovascular health.
To prevent avoidable CVD and achieve best outcomes forexisting conditions, overall moving towards cardiovascularhealth for every person in Europe, though creating anenvironment in Europe that is conducive to healthy lives forall, regardless of where people are born, their background ormeans, facilitating early detection of people at high risk of CVD.
To strengthen the patients’ and public’s voice and agency,within EHN and externally, through EHN’s membership,enabling ongoing involvement of patients living with CVDin shaping policy and advocacy efforts, and their meaningfulengagement.
To improve awareness of and investment in research onsocietal, biological and environmental determinants impacting cardiovascular health, to explore research on comorbidities impacting CVD and to act as an incubator and accelerator for EHN member research collaboration and shared learning.
In pursuing these goals, particular emphasis will be placed on addressing the health inequities that prevail across Europe and within countries, in terms of public health, access to healthcare and health outcomes, which have been exacerbated by COVID-19, conflict, environmental crisis and austerity.