CHRODIS – Addressing chronic diseases and healthy ageing across the life cycle


CHRODIS was a European collaboration that brought together over 60 associated and collaborating partners from national and regional departments of health and research institutions, from 26 Member States. These partners worked to identify, validate, exchange and disseminate good practice on chronic diseases across EU Member States and to facilitate its uptake across local, regional and national borders.


The objectives included health promotion and primary prevention as well as the management of diabetes and multi-morbid chronic conditions. Health promotion and prevention focus on behavioural risk factor, social determinants and inequalities in health. Work on multi-morbidity focus on multi-disciplinary & integrated care, patient safety and professional training. Diabetes as a case study focus on multidisciplinary care covering the whole range from primary prevention to treatment and addressing national plans.

EHMA’s role in the project

EHMA was responsible for WP3 (Evaluation). Evaluation of CHRODIS assessed the impact of the Joint Action, and incorporated both quantitative and qualitative approaches. Firstly, the evaluation focused on the delivery of the work, seeking to assess the success of the different work packages in delivering what they set out. Secondly, supported by a selection of identified key stakeholders the impact on knowledge and understanding of the JA and the level of impact on policy and practice was reviewed.

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