Reducing the burden of chronic diseases: Can the Joint Action CHRODIS bring down barriers to health promotion and disease prevention?

  Anne Pierson

Chronic diseases are the most prevalent illnesses in Europe to date and affect about 4 out of 5 European citizens above 65 years. They account for 86% of the annual …

Hungary – National Institute for Health Development (OEFI) – Health Promoting Offices

  Peter Bezzegh

The National Institute for Health Development (Országos Egészségfejlesztési Intézet – OEFI) is a government based agency planning, coordinating, monitoring and evaluating public health and health promotion at national level. OEFI …

Czech Republic – National Institute of Public Health (SZU) – Health promotion in the Czech Republic – From nationwide campaigns to individual consultancy

  Jitka Sosnovcová

The National Institute of Public Health in Prague celebrated its 90th Anniversary this year. It is a health care organisation supervised by the Ministry of Health. It has more than …

Irohla – Sustainable Health Systems through – evidence-based Guidelines on Improving Health Literacy

  Karoline Noworyta

Health literacy is a crucial asset for empowering people, enabling decision-making for maintaining health or regaining it. It improves communication between patients and health professionals and enhances management of one’s …

National Programme for the Health of Older People – Promoting active and healthy ageing in Portugal

  M. Luisa Lima and Carla Moleiro

By Luisa Lima & Carla Moleiro The most innovative approach aiming to promote the health of older people in Portugal was the National Programme for the Health of Older People …