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EACEA National Policies Platform


7. Health and Well-Being

Last update: 16 January 2021

The Portuguese government established the outlines of the policy guidelines in the field of health and well-being in the National Strategy for the Promotion of Physical Activity, Health and Well-being, for the period of 2016-2025.

This strategy intends to combat sedentarism and noncommunicable chronic diseases, through a structured and inclusive response to promote physical activity and healthy lifestyles, based on an intersectoral and inter-ministerial logic.

This strategy is in line with the National Health Plan and a wide range of other intervention priority plans and programmes in the field of mental health, healthy eating, physical activity, sport and reduction of addictive behaviours and dependencies, under the supervision of a variety of national bodies.