Coordinator: Prof. P. Dimitrov, MD, PhD
Participants: Assoc. Prof. N. Danova, MD, PhD, Assoc. Prof. G. Tzolova, MD, PhD, Assoc. Prof. A. Manolova, MD, PhD, Chief Expert E. Teolova, Expert A. Koteva, Expert M. Strandzheva
The Joint Action CHRODIS - "Treatment of chronic diseases and promoting healthy aging across the life cycle" is co-funded and supported by the European Commission project under the Public Health Programme of the European Union. Its aim is to develop a mechanism for collection, validation, measurement and transfer of best practices regarding the chronic diseases (CDs), with a central focus - health promotion and prevention of polimorbidity and diabetes. The topics of health promotion and prevention will emphasize the importance of behavioral risk factors, social determinants and inequalities in healthcare sector.
The activities in different areas are envisaged, including: Development of a platform for management and exchange of knowledge; Development of methodology for collection and transfer of good practices related to health promotion and prevention of CDs; Selection of cost-effective and transferable practices addressing polimorbidity patients; Guidelines for developing a training program for health professionals, addressing polimorbidity; Establishment of a group of best practices covering - primary prevention, early diagnosis, secondary prevention, management and treatment of diabetes, programs providing more rights to patients and the respective methods of their transfer; Review of national programs affecting diabetes; Dissemination of results of the joint action.
Project activities are implemented in seven work packages. The NCPHA is involved in the implementation of WP 4 (Development Platform for the management and exchange of knowledge), WP 5 (Data collection of good practices in health promotion and prevention of chronic diseases), WP 6 (Development of common methodologies and recommendations for cares in polimorbidity patients).