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The National Heart Forum (NHF) is a leading charitable alliance of 65 national organisations working to reduce the risk of coronary heart disease and related conditions such as stroke, diabetes and cancer.

Our purpose is to co-ordinate public health policy development and advocacy among members drawn from professional representative bodies, consumer groups, voluntary and public sector organisations. 

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Who we are

The NHF, a registered charity, is both a UK Forum and an international centre for the prevention of avoidable chronic diseases including coronary heart disease, stroke, cancer and diabetes.

The NHF undertakes policy research and advocacy to support action by government, the public sector and commercial operators.

As an alliance, the NHF is uniquely placed to develop and promote consensus-based healthy public policy and to coordinate public health advocacy.  The NHF is also an authoritative information provider on all aspects of chronic disease prevention.

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Avoidable chronic diseases account for the greatest healthcare and social burden of disease and assessments show that investing in prevention is cost-effective and will reduce short and long -term demands on both health and social care services. 

Our focus is the prevention of cardiovascular disease, stroke, type 2 diabetes, cancer, overweight and obesity, respiratory disease and  hypertensive disease and the shared, modifiable risk factors of physical inactivity, poor nutrition and tobacco and alcohol use.

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Our work

The NHF works to tackle the modifiable risk factors and the wider economic, social and environmental determinants of avoidable chronic diseases.

As an alliance we work with and through our members to reduce the risk of coronary heart disease and related conditions such as stroke, diabetes and cancer.

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The NHF facilitates working relationships between members and policy-makers to strengthen and develop public health capacity.

We provide various networking opportunities through our events, seminars and collaborations.

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The NHF is a key expert centre providing a range of comprehensive information services to support those working to prevent avoidable chronics disease.

We provide free access to our web-based and digitally based information resources. 

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Sir Alexander Macara

04 May 1932 - 21 June 2012

A Memorial Service to celebrate the life of Sir Alexander Macara will be held in London on 15 October 2012 at 11am. 

We also invite friends and colleagues to leave a tribute.

Please see our remembrance page for further details.
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