CHRODIS-PLUS: Implementing good practices for chronic diseases

Financed by: European Commission


Grant Agreement ID: HP-PJ-2016-03 

Rol in the project: Partner

Duration: September 2017 to September 2020

Contact: Bedoya Belmonte, Juan José

Implementation Centre: Distrito Sanitario Málaga

Research group of IBIMA involved: Clinimetry in Physiotherapy (IBIMA TECH) 


CHRODIS PLUS is a three-year initiative (2017-2020) funded by the European Commission and participating organisations.
Altogether. 17 policy dialogues and 21 implementation projects form the Action’s core:
The policy dialogues (15 at the national level, and two at the EU level) increase awareness and acceptance in decision-makers in regards to improved actions for combatting chronic diseases.

The pilot projects focus on the following areas: Health Promotion & Primary Prevention, an Integrated Multimorbidity Care Model, Fostering Quality Care for People with Chronic Diseases, ICT-based Patient Empowerment, and Employment & Chronic Diseases
A heavy price for chronic diseases: it has been estimated that chronic diseases cost EU economies €115 billion or 0.8% of GDP annually. Approximately 70% to 80% of health care budgets across the EU are spent on treating chronic diseases.

The EU and chronic diseases: Reducing the burden of chronic diseases such as diabetes, cardiovascular disease, cancer and mental disorders is a priority for EU Member States as well as at the EU Policy level, since chronic diseases affect 8 out of 10 people aged 65 and older in Europe. A wealth of knowledge exists within EU Member States on effective and efficient ways to prevent and manage cardiovascular disease, stroke and type-2 diabetes. Great potential exists for reducing the burden of chronic diseases by using this knowledge more effectively.

The role of CHRODIS PLUS: CHRODIS PLUS, during its 36 months of operation will contribute to the reduction of this burden by promoting the implementation of policies and practices that have been demonstrated to be successful. The development and sharing of these tested policies and projects across EU countries is the core idea behind this action.

The cornerstones of CHRODIS PLUS: This Joint Action raises awareness that in a health-promoting Europe – free of preventable chronic diseases, premature deaths and avoidable disabilities – initiatives in regards to chronic diseases should build on four cornerstones:
health promotion and primary prevention as a way to reduce the burden of chronic diseases patient empowerment tackling functional decline and quality of life as the main consequences of chronic diseases making health systems sustainable and responsive to the ageing of our populations associated with the epidemiological transition


  • Federal Public Service Health, Food chain safety and Environment (Coordinator)
  • National Center of Public Health and Analyses, Sophia
  • Croatian Institute of Public Healt
  • The Danish Committee for Health Education
  • European Chronic Diseases Association
  • European Federation of Neurological Associations
  • European Association of Service Providers for Persons with Disabilities
  • Flemish Region
  • European Brain Council
  • EuroHealthNet
  • National Institute for Health and Welfare
  • Finnish Institute of Occupational Health
  • Technical Research Institute Finland
  • The French National Cancer Institute
  • Technical University of Drezda
  • University of Ulm
  • Otto von Guericke University Magdeburg
  • University Hospital Regensburg
  • Aristotle University of Thessaloniki
  • Centre for Research and Technology Hellas
  • National Oncology Institute
  • Semmelweis University
  • The Directorate of Health
  • Health Service Executive Government Agency
  • Institute of Public Health in Ireland Limited
  • Foundation IRCCS Carlo Besta Neurological Institute
  • Catholic University of the Sacred Heart
  • Local Health Services of Turin
  • Ministry of Health Italy
  • National Institute of Health
  • Vilnius University
  • The Hospital of Lithuanian University of Health Sciences Kauno Klinikos
  • Institute of Hygiene
  • Vilnius University Hospital Santaros Klinikos
  • European Patients’ Forum
  • Ministry for Health, Government of Malta
  • National Institute for Health and Environment
  • National Institute of Geriatrics, Rheumatology and Rehabilitation
  • Ministry of Health of Portugal
  • 4Faculty of Medicine, University of Belgrade
  • Institute of Public Health of Serbia
  • The Ministry of Health of the Slovak Republic
  • National Institute of Public Health Slovenia
  • Agency for Health Quality and Assessment of Catalonia
  • Institute of Health Sciences of Aragon
  • International Centre of Excellence in Chronicity Research
  • Anadusian Regional Ministry of Health
  • Cantabria Health Council
  • Institute of Salud Carlos III

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