The UK Health Forum 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.
Its 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.
Established in the 1980s as the National Heart Forum, it originally focused on coordinating national action to prevent coronary heart disease.
Since then, its membership and activities have grown and developed, and now also encompass the prevention of stroke, type 2 diabetes, obesity, cancer, respiratory diseases and vascular dementia, which is why, in April 2013, the National Heart Forum changed its name to the UK Health Forum.
The new name reflects the wider focus of its work today, both within the UK and internationally, across the range of preventable non-communicable diseases that share common risk factors and determinants.