From 13th to 14th February, Treviso (Italy) was the host selected for this workshop.

The CHRODIS-PLUS Joint Action was launched in September 2017 to address the burden caused by chronic diseases, as well as ensuring sustainability and response from European healthcare systems. To this end, a total of 42 beneficiaries from 20 European countries are collaborating in this initiative to implement proposals and generate lessons learnt which contribute to accept and put into practice the CHRODIS-PLUS results in other European regions.

The Basque Country is represented in this Joint Action by Kronikgune and Osakidetza. Between 2017 and 2020, 14 national policies and 2 European policies will be analysed. The purpose is to raise the awareness of decision makers on how to improve healthcare systems to address chronic diseases. Also, 22 innovative actions based on a series of policies, strategies and experiences launched under the European CHRODIS projects, will be implemented; in addition to the results designed as the “Integrated care model for multi-morbid patients” or the “Quality Criteria Recommendations” within this project.

Pilot regions will implement actions based on the following pillars:

  • Health promotion and primary prevention as a way to reduce the burden of chronic diseases;
  • Patient empowerment;
  • Approaching functional impairment and quality of life as the main consequences of chronic diseases; and
  • Sustainability of healthcare systems and ageing from an epidemiological point of view.

Kronikgune and Osakidetza are responsible for the design of the common strategy for the implementation of CHRODIS-PLUS actions. In recent months, both organisations have prepared a guide which describes the methods and techniques facilitating the adoption, implementation and sustainability of the actions undertaken in pilot regions.

The workshop held in Treviso gathered over 70 consortium members including those who are responsible for the implementation of CHRODIS-PLUS pilot programme actions. The aim of this workshop was to work alongside the pilot projects in a common implementation strategy presented by Kronikgune and to test the methodology proposed through specific case studies. More specifically, the implementation strategy was explained in detail, proposed techniques were put to the test and work was carried out to familiarise participants with the proposals.

The participants, divided into teams on the basis of the themes which will be implemented in CHRODIS-PLUS, exchanged opinions related to the suitability of the techniques proposed. Likewise, they shared proposals to improve the implementation strategy presented.

The results obtained at the workshop will be used to enhance the implementation strategy, which will be agreed upon by all the members over the coming weeks. Once the strategy is decided, the pilot regions will start defining and working on the phase prior to the implementation of actions expected by September 2018.

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