The latest policy briefing in our From guidelines to action series highlights the opportunities for heart failure advocates to improve care in Italy.
Based on extensive research and expert interviews, the briefing recommends specific actions, including:
The current health landscape in Italy means that the quality of care for people living with heart failure varies greatly across regions. However, the National Plan for Chronic Conditions does prioritise heart failure, providing an opportunity for advocacy groups to call for the Plan’s implementation in their area to address existing inequalities in care.
This briefing is the third in our From guidelines to action series, which aims to equip national advocates with a targeted analysis of the opportunities available in their countries, along with specific actions they can take to change the narrative in their region. All of the actions are supported by successful examples from a number of health interventions and interviews with national heart failure experts. The Italian briefing follows reports on France and Spain, with a German report due to be published soon.