The new European Joint Action on Chronic Diseases and Promoting Healthy Ageing across the Life Cycle (CHRODIS-JA) aims 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 leads on dissemination and co-leads, along with its German Member – The Federal Centre for Health Education (BZgA) – a work strand that focuses 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 increasing healthy life years and to promote healthy ageing.
The Joint Action CHRODIS+ (2017-2020) built on the results of CHRODIS-JA. CHRODIS+ was a high-level response from EU countries to step up together and share good practices to alleviate the burden of chronic diseases. 42 participating institutions from 18 EU countries plus Norway, Serbia and Iceland worked together to achieve the common goal. EuroHealthNet led work on health promotion, including country reports and the implementation of good practices in this area. It also supports partners in organising 15 policy dialogues at national level and two at EU-level.