The second JA-CHRODIS webinar took place on Tuesday, 11th of October, from 14-15h (CET).
Alexander Haarmann from the German Federal Center for Health Education (BZgA), task leader of the Health Promotion and Disease Prevention work package, provided an overview of the outcomes & results achieved.
Many chronic diseases are preventable, or their onset can be delayed, through policies and interventions that address modifiable individual and social risk factors. Yet only 3% of health costs in EU Member States are presently invested in prevention measures, whereas about 97% are spent on treatment.
The EU Reflection Process on Chronic Diseases (September 2013) identified the potential that lies in systematically mapping, validating and transferring good practices that exist across the EU in relation to health promotion and primary prevention of chronic disease.
The Health Promotion work package worked to develop this potential, focusing on cardiovascular diseases, stroke and type 2 diabetes. The work has taken into account lifestyles and health-related behaviour as well as the socioeconomic determinants that influence them.
The recording of the webinar is available on our YouTube channel: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=up8xf28gZZ4
Download the webinar presentation here.