04 Knowledge Platform

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Background and Outcomes

This work package (WP4) will build a Platform for Knowledge Exchange (PKE) where decision-makers, caregivers, patients, and researchers across the EU can find and share the best knowledge on chronic diseases. The PKE will include:

  1. A clearinghouse of excellent chronic disease practices and policies across Europe, selected on the basis of criteria agreed by experts across the EU;
  2. An online tool to allow users to evaluate practices, interventions and policies using assessment criteria established by JA-CHRODIS;
  3. An online helpdesk with expert consultants to advise users on the development, implementation and evaluation of chronic disease practices.


Work package 4 will support other thematic work packages in the process of identifying good practice assessment criteria by using a modified Delphi methodology.

Five expert panels will be asked to identify good practice criteria in relation to 1) health promotion and prevention practices (WP5), 2) interventions targeted at multimorbid patients (WP6), 3) organisational interventions and 4) patient-driven interventions. The fifth expert panel will test how all of the criteria proposed can be applied to assess practices related to diseases such as diabetes (WP7).

The criteria will be applied to identify good practices or good practice guidelines in each of the other thematic work packages.

WP4 Partners

Work Package leader

Aragon Health Sciences Institute (IACS), Spain


Enrique Bernal: ebernal.iacs@aragon.es

Ramón Launa: rlaunag.iacs@aragon.es

Associated Partners

  • Araid Foundation (ARAID), Spain
  • Directorate of Health (DOHI), Iceland
  • Directorate-General of Health (DGS), Portugal
  • EuroHealthNet (EHNet)
  • European Institute of Women’s Health (EIWH), Ireland
  • European Patients Forum (EPF)
  • Federal Centre for Health Education (BZgA), Germany
  • Institute of Health Carlos III (ISCIII), Spain
  • Ministry of Health (MINSAL), Italy
  • Ministry of Health, Social Services and Equality (MSSSI), Spain
  • National Center of Public Health and Analyses (NCPHA), Bulgaria
  • National Health Institute Doutor Ricardo Jorge (INSA), Portugal
  • 1st PHA of Attica / “Sotiria” Hospital (YPE), Greece
  • University of Zaragoza (UNIZAR), Spain
  • Vilnius University Hospital Santariskiu Klinikos (VULSK), Lithuania

Collaborating Partners

  • Ministry of Health (Belgium)
  • National Institute of Public Health (Czech Republic)
  • Pharmaceutical Group of the European Union
  • WHO Europe
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