ÄGU - AUSTRIAN DOCTORS FOR A HEALTHY ENVIRONMENT
The ÄRZTINNEN UND ÄRZTE FÜR EINE GESUNDE UMWELT (ÄGU - Austrian Doctors for a Healthy Environment) emerged in 1989 from the Tyrolean association "Ärzte gegen Transit" (Doctors against Transit) in Innsbruck. It promotes interdisciplinary cooperation on ecological issues and also addresses social, economic and political issues. The ÄGU is committed to healthy management and a stronger orientation of health policy towards prevention. Health and environmental aspects should be taken into account in all political decisions. To this end, the ÄGU develops concrete implementation and change strategies and provides information on the connections between ecology and health both among physicians and among the general public.