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EACEA National Policies Platform


7. Health and Well-Being

Last update: 7 January 2021

The Ministry of Social Rights and 2030 Agenda (Ministerio de Derechos Sociales y Agenda 2030) is in charge of the proposal and implementation of the Government's policy on health, planning and health care, and consumption, as well as in exercising the powers of the State General Administration to assure the citizens the Right to health protection. It also has the proposal and implementation of government policy on cohesion and social inclusion, family, protection of children and attention to dependent or disabled persons and equality, as well as the fight against all kinds of discrimination and the fight against gender-based violence. ​The Autonomous Regions (Comunidades Autónomas) that are responsible for legislative development and implementation in areas of health and hygiene, promotion, prevention and restoration of health; and hospital coordination in general, including Social Security. There is no strategy specifically focused on the youth group, they are considered as part of the general population towards which the strategy is addressed, specifically in objective number two devoted to "preventing mental illness, suicide and addictions in the general population." 

The Ministry of Culture and Sport (Ministerio de Cultura y Deporte ) is in charge of proposal and execution of the Government's policy on sports matters. The High Council of Sports (Consejo Superior de Deportes (CSD)) is the regulatory body of sport at the state level, dependent of the Ministry. As an autonomous body it has the functions of the General Administration of the state in sports matters. In turn, the Autonomous Regions are in charge of coordinating with the local Administrations (municipalities, regions, etc.) in the promotion and diffusion of the physical culture and sport. The local Administrations are actively involved in the programming of the education, in the monitoring of the fulfillment of the compulsory schooling and in the coordination of the sports facilities. Each Autonomous Region has its own territorial body for the management and promotion of sport.