For protecting the health and well-being of EU citiziens
2021-2027 budget: €8.24 billion
Goals include improving and protecting the health and well-being of citizens of all ages by improving knowledge to prevent, diagnose, monitor and treat disease.
This requires the development of advanced health technologies, the reduction of health risk factors and the promotion of good health in all circumstances.
Finally, this cluster also aims to help health systems become more efficient, affordable, equitable and sustainable, including to prevent and address poverty-related diseases.
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
Policy and strategy
The aims of this cluster include improving and protecting the health and well-being of citizens of all ages by generating new knowledge, developing innovative solutions and integrating where relevant a gender perspective to prevent, diagnose, monitor, treat and cure diseases.
Further aims include developing health technologies, mitigating health risks, protecting populations and promoting good health and well-being in general and at work.
Finally, this cluster also aims to make public health systems more cost-effective, equitable and sustainable, prevent and tackle poverty-related diseases and support and enable patients' participation and self-management.
Funding opportunities under Horizon Europe are set out in multiannual work programmes, which cover the large majority of support available: