Background and Outcomes

This work package (WP4) has developed and currently manages The CHRODIS Platform where decision-makers, caregivers, patients, and researchers across the EU can find and share the best knowledge on chronic diseases.  The platform includes:

  1. clearinghouse of excellent chronic disease practices and policies across Europe, selected on the basis of criteria agreed by experts across the EU;
  2. An online tool to allow users to evaluate practices, interventions and policies using assessment criteria established by JA-CHRODIS;
  3. A digital library, which includes other relevant content (documents, video and audio material, websites, etc.) focused on chronicity.
  4. An online helpdesk with expert consultants to advise users on the development, implementation and evaluation of chronic disease practices.


Along with thematic work packages, work package 4 have been conducting a European consensus process meant to identify good practice assessment criteria, using a modified Delphi methodology.

Four panels with up to 97 European experts were asked to identify criteria to assess good practices in relation to:

1) Health promotion and Primary prevention (WP5), 2) Organizational Interventions focused on dealing with Chronic Patients with Multiple Conditions (WP6), 3) Patient’s empowerment interventions, 4) Diabetes (WP7).

The CHRODIS Platform Clearinghouse is using these criteria to assess all the practices collected by the thematic work packages and other initiatives as, for example, ICARE4U project or EIP-AHA action groups.

WP4 Partners

Work Package leader

Aragon Health Sciences Institute (IACS), Spain


Enrique Bernal:

Ramón Launa:

Associated Partners

  • Araid Foundation (ARAID), Spain
  • Directorate of Health (DOHI), Iceland
  • Directorate-General of Health (DGS), Portugal
  • EuroHealthNet (EHNet)
  • European Institute of Women’s Health (EIWH), Ireland
  • European Patients Forum (EPF)
  • Federal Centre for Health Education (BZgA), Germany
  • Institute of Health Carlos III (ISCIII), Spain
  • Ministry of Health (MINSAL), Italy
  • Ministry of Health, Social Services and Equality (MSSSI), Spain
  • National Center of Public Health and Analyses (NCPHA), Bulgaria
  • National Health Institute Doutor Ricardo Jorge (INSA), Portugal
  • 1st PHA of Attica / “Sotiria” Hospital (YPE), Greece
  • University of Zaragoza (UNIZAR), Spain
  • Vilnius University Hospital Santariskiu Klinikos (VULSK), Lithuania

Collaborating Partners

  • Ministry of Health (Belgium)
  • National Institute of Public Health (Czech Republic)
  • Pharmaceutical Group of the European Union
  • WHO Europe
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