Last week, the noncommunicable disease (NCD) prevention symposium on "Future directions for nutrition and physical activity policies to prevent NCDs across Europe" took place in Brussels, Belgium. This was a joined symposium organised by the Policy Evaluation Network (PEN) funded by JPI HDHL together with Joint action Best-ReMaP, and H2020 projects CO-CREATE and STOP. It was the first time that most researchers could meet since the start of the projects in 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
During the three-day event, policy makers, researchers and health care workers joint the event to participate in discussions after the presented project outcomes and panel discussions. Below, some topics are listed that were addressed during the NCD prevention symposium 2022.
Some general outcomes of the PEN project and topics addressed during the symposium are:
- Physical Activity Environment Policy Index (PA-EPI)
- The Healthy Food Environment Policy Index (Food-EPI)
- Selected Instruments for Multilevel PoLicy and Impact Evaluation (SIMPLE) modules
- Sugar tax
- Systemic approach
- Consolidated framework for implementation research (CFIR)
- Policy indicators
- PEN Early Careers Network (PEN ECN)
Recording of plenary session on Nutrition and Physical Activity Policies: https://vimeo.com/717607642/cc28944c27.
If you are interested in more details on the project, please visit the PEN website.
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Publication date: June, 2022
Text: JPI HDHL secretariat