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.
Coronary heart disease mortality among Finnish working aged men and women decreased by approximately 80% from years 1969/1972 to 2012. About two thirds of the reduction could be explained by changes in smoking prevalence, serum cholesterol, and systolic blood pressure.
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.