Health Promotion Act
Fonds Gesundes Österreich wants to help people in Austria enjoy healthier lifestyles and healthier environments in their day-to-day lives in all spheres of life. We address people wherever they live, and love, learn, work and play. The healthy decision should be the simple and obvious decision an individual makes in whatever environment he or she lives.
And it should be a decision within everyone’s reach: That is why we also strive to overcome any socially-related differences that restrict health opportunities and that make it more difficult for people to take advantage of activities and actions that promote health.
To make health-promoting ways of thinking and acting part of people’s everyday lives, we want to motivate individuals to do more for their own health, yet also encourage them to make healthy changes in the social structures in which they live.
With a variety of measures, activities and cooperative projects, Fonds Gesundes Österreich seeks to identify and change the factors crucial for health and well-being for people and their environments. In this way, men, women and children living in Austria can optimize and fully live up to their health potential.
Here you can find the Health Promotion Act (Please note: Unofficial translation provided for information purposes. The German text is the authoritative text.)
Effective from August 1st 2006 the FGÖ is a subsiduary of the Gesundheit Österreich GmbH, based on a federal legislation.