How can I help as a politician?

There are many ways to facilitate awareness and support of the Heart Health Charter. Use the tabs on the left to learn specific steps you can take to do your part in this process. Your support is vital.

As a politician, you can help raise awareness of the social and economic consequences of cardiovascular disease and the necessity of addressing the issue at a national and European level. The Charter provides the necessary data, measurable targets composed by specialists, and a blueprint for successful prevention.

Support the Charter

For local, regional, national and European Charter Community initiatives, please click below:

› Browse the charter community

Educate others in your field

The Charter needs continued support if CVD is to be effectively addressed in Europe. A community is built by sharing; please inform others you know of this initiative.

› Tell a colleague, spread the word

Thank you for spreading the word.

Recipient's Information Sender's Information
Recipient's name
Your name
Recipient's email address
Your email address
Personalized message

› Download policy makers slide deck

Other methods of support

Links to National Heart Foundations and National Cardiac Societies can be found via the website links below. Here you can find information of what the national organisations do in your country.

› Visit European Society of Cardiology

› Visit European Heart Network


Inform a colleague, political leader or friend about the Heart Health Charter.


have you already participated locally or want to find out how you can?


"What the Charter represents for Europe is a call for action to put in place policies which will promote CV health in Europe. The reason for a European Charter is because the underlying causes of CVD at a political, economic and social level, transcend national boundaries, and so it’s important that there is a European approach to the prevention of CVD. For example, some policies at a European level have a profound effect on a national level and that’s why you need both an approach at a European level as well as a national approach. "

  • Professor David Wood
    Member of the Steering Committee for European Heart Health Charter, Professor of Cardiovascular Medicine, National Heart and Lung Institute, Imperial College London