PreveMitig-Age – Development and evaluation of interventions aimed at the prevention and mitigation of age-related health conditions

The overall population is rapidly aging, and this is expected to translate into a dramatic increase in the burden of non-communicable diseases (NCD). The “Global strategy and action plan on ageing and health” of WHO provides a policy framework to align health systems to the needs of older populations. In particular, It puts a special emphasis on lifestyle changes and mitigation of the effects of social and environmental stressors. The present project aims to contribute to the topic through the development and evaluation of interventions aimed at the prevention and mitigation of age-related health conditions.

Workpackages

  • WP1 Evaluation of strategies for the mitigation of the effects of heatwaves
  • WP2 Implementation of an intervention for the promotion of healthy lifestyles
  • WP3 Identification, analysis, and evaluation of best practices for the promotion of healthy aging
  • WP4 Evaluation of the effectiveness of lifestyle interventions in patients admitted to long-term care

Team

Francesco Barone Adesi, Carmen Aina, Francesco Della Corte, Fabrizio Faggiano, Elena Grossini, Cinzia Mainini, Cristina Meini, Massimiliano Panella, Luca Ragazzoni, Patrizia Zeppegno, Carmela Rinaldi, Diego Concina, Anil Babu Payedimarri, Alessandro Pecere, Jordy Bollon, Sara Bortoluzzi, Chiara Airoldi.

Partnership

Research area: Why do we age, Prevention and treatment pathways

Principal Investigator (PI) and CO-PI:

Francesco Barone Adesi (PI) – Associate professor - Department of Translational Medicine - UPO