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CHRODIS PLUS Joint Action is a three-year initiative (2017 - 2020) under the framework of the Third Health Programme (2014-2020), which is a continuation of the first Joint Action on Chronic Diseases and Promoting Healthy Ageing across the Life Cycle (CHRODIS)


The leader of CHRODIS PLUS is the National Institute of Health Carlos III (ISCIII), which will coordinate the participants in the Joint Action - 45 associated partners from 21 countries. CHRODIS PLUS aims to assist Member States in innovative policies and strategies identified in the project in order to reduce chronic diseases and to improve the quality of life. Continuing the work of CHRODIS, discussions at the European and national level will be held at CHRODIS PLUS on proposals for action in the field of health promotion and primary health care, providing guidance to stakeholders in the healthcare sector.
The main focus of this Joint Action is to improve the care of patients with chronic diseases and to uphold a holistic and integrated approach to health that will help reduce health inequalities and increase access to health services.
The NCPHA participates in Work Packages 5 and 7. The purpose of Work Package 5 is to support the policies, strategies, action plans and interventions of Member States in the field of health promotion and prevention of chronic diseases by facilitating the exchange of knowledge and experience of effective strategies and to implement good practices.
The Work Package 7 addresses the implementation of an Integrated Care for Patients with Chronic Conditions model, developed within CHRODIS. In Bulgaria, Germany and Spain, this task will be accomplished by adapting a mobile application that aims to improve the quality of life of patients with chronic disease. The NCPHA, in partnership with the Bulgarian Diabetes Association, is conducting a pilot study designed to assist people with diabetes in their day-to-day disease control activities. The study aims to improve self-control and self-management of the chronic disease.
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