Prevention and Care for Chronic diseases
People with little formal education and non-western migrants suffer more frequently from chronic diseases such as diabetes, heart disease, anxiety disorders and depression. Moreover, these groups often develop more serious conditions and complications.
Pharos´s Prevention and Care programme aims to improve the effectiveness of care and prevention for people with low literate people and non-western migrants suffering from chronic conditions. The focus is on supporting the primary care system in disadvantaged neighbourhoods.
Prevention and early detection require a strong primary care system, with a central role for GPs, nurse practioners and/or health centres. In cooperation with the Dutch College of General Practitioners (NHG), the National Association of General Practitioners (LHV) and the Centre for Healthy Living (CGL), Pharos collects and disseminates good examples of cooperation between prevention and care, between public health, GP services and the social domain.