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February is European OACCUs Ambassador Training Month
The OACCUs Ambassador Training is tailored for healthcare professionals and young cancer survivors. It is crafted to equip you with the knowledge and skills necessary to make a significant difference in your own life and the lives of other young cancer survivors.
The training is structured into various sections, addressing questions such as:
1. What does a healthy lifestyle for young cancer survivors entail, based on the 4 OACCUs pillars:
(1) Physical Activity & Outdoor Sport, (2) Balanced Nutrition, (3) Sustainability & Nature, and (4) Physical & Mental Wellbeing?
2. How are these 4 pillars interconnected?
3. Presentation of each individual pillar.
4. Behavioral change towards a healthy lifestyle: providing inspiration and concrete models.
5. Introduction of the OACCUs Toolbox, which includes:
- A marketplace of ideas
- Network & resource hub
- Motivation & empowerment
- Registered users community space
The OACCUs Ambassador Training will be delivered in various formats, ranging from one-day events to one-week training courses with short daily sessions (akin to evening courses) to digital events.
We are eager to learn about your preferred type of event. Feel free to reach out to us at email@example.com.
Europes Beating Cancer Plan: Joining Forces, Brussels
Is Europe on the way to beating cancer?
In conclusion, the remarkable progress outlined in Europe's Beating Cancer Plan, as articulated by Commissioner Stella Kyriakides, reflects a collective commitment and collaboration that has transcended political boundaries. The substantial funding, collaborative initiatives, and focus on equity underscore the dedication to improving cancer care across the EU. As we move forward, addressing challenges, promoting health equity, and expanding initiatives beyond health will remain central. The personal connection to the cause and the acknowledgment of shared experiences reinforce the people-centric approach that defines the Cancer Plan. With gratitude for the collective efforts, Commissioner Stella Kyriakides expresses pride in the positive change achieved and confidence that Europe's Beating Cancer Plan is on a path to creating a brighter, cancer-free future for all.
Here is the LINK to all EU financed projects related to Europe's Beating Cancer Plan.
Concluding remarks by Stella Kyriakides, European Commissioner for Health and Food Safety
2023 - "Very Short Films" official selection - 4th Health for All Film Festival
CHOOSE the HEALTHy way!
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CHOOSE the HEALTHy way!
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