Chronic diseases can be prevented. In this way more people live longer and healthier lives.

Chronic Diseases: Everyone’s Business

Chronic diseases affect 8 out of 10 people aged over 65 in Europe. Joint Action on Chronic Diseases and Promoting Healthy Ageing across the Life Cycle (JA-CHRODIS) aims to capture the best of this knowledge and make it accessible across Europe.

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The Finnish Institute for Health and Welfare (THL) studies risk factors for chronic diseases and possibilities to prevent chronic diseases. THL monitors the development of diseases and risk factors in the population and develops preventive methods. THL also gives recommendations on the prevention of diseases at individual and population levels.