Prevention and health promotion


Lifestyle choices are the main opportunity for protection or, modifying risk with respect to one's own well-being and the onset of chronic pathologies and are most important for diseases that impact mortality and health expenditure. 

Disease prevention and health promotion therefore are achieved not only through intersectoral policies and strategies but also through actions aimed directly at the population (in different age groups) in order to promote healthy habits, most importantly: healthy nutrition, physical activity, reducing smoking and alcohol consumption.