IPH presenting at closing conference of the European Joint Action on Chronic Disease (CHRODIS) today
Dr Helen McAvoy (IPH) will be presenting at the 'Joining forces and moving forward for better health policies across Europe' Conference in Brussels today.
The purpose of this report is to document the work undertaken to date by the Irish Partners on the CHRODIS project with a particular focus on the outputs of Work Package 5 on health promotion and activities in the last year (2015 to 2016) of the Joint Action (JA)-CHRODIS project.
JA-CHRODIS is a European collaboration that brings together over 60 associated and collaborating partners from national and regional departments of health and research institutions, from 26 EU Member States. These partners work together 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.
Diabetes is an increasingly common health condition associated with disabling and potentially fatal complications. The number of people living with diabetes has increased significantly in recent decades to approximately 420 million people worldwide. Factors driving this increase include rising levels of obesity, low levels of physical activity, ageing populations and widening health inequalities.