The Ageing Well Network in conjunction with Abbot, held a breakfast meeting to launch the recently published Economist Intelligence Unit Report - ‘Never Too Early – Tackling chronic disease to extend healthy life years’ research report.
The breakfast meeting took place on Wednesday 24th October 2012 at the O’Callaghan Alexander Hotel, Merrion Square , Dublin 2.
Aviva Freudmann, Research Director for Continental Europe, Middle East and Africa at the Economist Intelligence Unit and one of the report’s authors, was in attendance as one of the keynote speakers at the launch.
The report, commissioned by Abbott in 2011, looks at new approaches to disease prevention, early intervention and management of chronic diseases. It provides evidence-based input into the European Union and Member State’s healthy ageing agendas. The research report calls for Governments to embrace life-long prevention and integrated care of chronic diseases to extend healthy life years and specifically to:
· Collect comparable, complete and easily accessible data on chronic diseases to better evaluate their incidence and progression, their wider impact on patients, their families, society and the economy, and to facilitate a better understanding of the interdependence of healthy living and healthy ageing.
· Acknowledge the importance of disease prevention in European healthy ageing strategies, and focus funding and policy efforts on preventative healthcare and not only end of life acute treatment, to generate savings in the long term.
· Facilitate the development of integrated national chronic disease plans which take a holistic approach for effective management of chronic diseases.
The breakfast meeting is part of the European Year of Active Ageing and Solidarity between Generations 2012.
To view the report please visit: http://www.managementthinking.eiu.com/extending-healthy-life-years.html.
To view Aviva Freudmann's presentation, please click here
To view Charles Normand's presentation, please click here
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