Health promotion Europe coordinates or participates in EU co-funded Joint Actions and projects that support the networks core objectives.
It has been estimated that chronic diseases cost EU economies 115 billion € or 0.8% of GDP annually. CHRODIS+ (2017-2020) will contribute to the reduction of this burden during its 36 months of operation by promoting the implementation of policies and practices with demonstrated success.
This Joint Action will raise the awareness that in a health-promoting Europe - free of preventable chronic diseases, premature death and avoidable disability - initiatives on chronic diseases should build on four cornerstones:
- health promotion and primary prevention as a way to reduce the burden of chronic diseases
- patient empowerment
- tackling functional decline and quality of life as the main consequences of chronic diseases
- making health systems sustainable and responsive to the aging of our populations associated with the epidemiological transition
CHRODIS+ is a high level response from EU countries to step up together and share best practices to alleviate the burden of chronic diseases. During the kick-off event representatives of the 42 participant institutions - from 18 EU countries plus Norway, Serbia and Iceland - will gather to discuss their roles and responsibilities in the Joint Action.
EuroHealthNet will lead work on health promotion, country reports, and implimentation of best practices. It will also organise policy dialogues.
For more information visit: www.chrodis.eu
CHRODIS+ builds on the work of CHRODIS-JA, the European Joint Action on Chronic Diseases and Promoting Healthy Ageing across the Life Cycle. CHRODIS aimed to promote and facilitate a process of exchange and transfer of good practices between European countries and regions, addressing chronic conditions, with a specific focus on health promotion and prevention of chronic conditions, multi-morbidity and diabetes. Health promotion and prevention will focus on behavioural risk factor, social determinants and inequalities in health.
EuroHealthNet led on dissemination and co-leads, along with its German Member – The Federal Centre for Health Education (BZgA) - a work strand that focussed on the identification, selection and implementation of good practices in this field.
This Joint Action is part of the EU Health programme 2008-2013 aiming to include projects that aim to contribute to increase healthy life years and to promote healthy ageing.