Second Programme of Community action in the Field of Health 2008-2013
Innovative approaches for chronic illness in Public health and healthcare systems [Chronic diseases]
The objective of the conference is to present concrete initiatives related to prevention and organisation of healthcare systems, in order to stimulate innovative approaches at European level for chron...
The objective of the conference is to present concrete initiatives related to prevention and organisation of healthcare systems, in order to stimulate innovative approaches at European level for chronic illness. The output of the conference is to bring conclusions on chronic diseases to the EPSCO Council.
� Prevention: Develop a program of prevention with all sectors concerned (Health in all policies): While there is a large consensus on the fact that most chronic diseases are preventable through interventions against the major risk factors, environmental and societal influences on these risk factors at the population level have received less attention although they play an important role to understand chronic diseases. For example, urban design may permit access to environments that can be either an encouragement or a barrier to physical activity and active living. The development of such strategies requires a multi-disciplinary approach, drawing on diverse paradigms, many of which are outside the domain of Health.
� Healthcare system organisation: In order to respond to the challenges posed by chronic diseases on healthcare systems, several countries have experimented with new models of healthcare delivery that can achieve better coordination of services across the continuum of care. Although each system must find its own solution, the objective of the conference concerning the healthcare systems is to focus on their necessity to be adapted to the needs of patients living with long-term and complex chronic conditions, including those living with multiple chronic conditions
Start date: 19/10/2010 - End date: 19/10/2010
Call: Promote Health (Hp-2010)