EPODE International Network
The EPODE International Network is a non-for-profit organisation, created in April 2011. The mission of the network is to support Community-Based Programmes (CBPs) for obesity and non-communicable disease prevention through sustainable, multifactorial strategies to facilitate the adoption of healthier lifestyles.
Its objective is to optimize the effectiveness of obesity prevention programmes around the world by:
- Advocating for increased political attention to obesity prevention
- Encouraging expansion of the scientific evidence base relating to obesity preventionchildren about healthy food choices and an active lifestyle
- Facilitating information sharing between programmes
- Generating global visibility for the EPODE approach and the members of EIN
- Fostering links between relevant stakeholders across the public and private sectors.
EIN provides broad-based support to individual programmes to assist them in scaling up their initiatives to a community-based approach based on the EPODE methodology.
The EIN is coordinated by a dedicated unit and is supported by 3 platforms gathering a broad diversity of actors, from the scientific, political and public-private spheres.
Today, EPODE International Network counts 39 programme members in 27 countries around the world. Due to the rapid increase in the number of member programmes, the EIN has created Regional Platforms in Europe, America and Asia-Pacific.
The EIN welcomes the membership of Community-Based Programmes, Healthy Active Initiatives as well as School Based Programmes, in order to support and accompany them in optimising their effectiveness, respecting the pillars of the EPODE methodology and mobilizing all stakeholders within the community. The EIN welcomes the diversity of nature of its programme members, which allows for a rich and varied basis of expertise to share among members.