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Knowledge & Resources

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Looking back at the Baltic Sea Youth Declaration 2020. Follow-up on recommendations to PA Health

The report on the follow-up of the Baltic Sea Youth Declaration 2020 lists the recommendations given to the PA Health in the EUSBSR and how the NDPHS as a PA Health coordinator has acted on them. The document lists concrete actions that have been achieved so far and what are the future plans and commitments of the PA Health in order to amplify the voices of young people in our region.

Topic: Active and healthy ageing, Health in All Policies/Economy of Well-being
Keywords: Active and healthy ageing, PA Health, Economy of well-being, Mental health, EUSBSR
2022

“Ageism and Different Narratives of Ageing” – Tune in Health

What is ageism? What are the leading factors on the change in how we see and feel about ageing and ageing populations? Can a person have SELF-ageism? In this episode we are getting to know what is meant by ageism and how the narratives could be changed for a more positive look on ageing. Episode’s expert guest is Tiina Tambaum, a well published spokesperson in Estonia on the topics of healthy ageing and educational gerontology. Tiina is a research fellow at the Estonian Institute for Population Studies, Tallinn University and she teaches Educational Gerontology at the Institute of Educational Sciences.

Topic: Active and healthy ageing
Keywords: Active and healthy ageing, Ageing population, Ageism, Podcast, Conversation
2022

“How Can the Economy of Well-being Lead to Resilient Communities and Societies?” – Tune in Health

How are we doing as individuals, communities and as nations, and how sustainable is that for the future? In this conversation, we discuss the Economy of Well-being that puts people and their wellbeing at the centre of policy and decision-making. We start with Finland – one of the frontrunners of implementing the Economy of Well-being. The guest expert is Anni Marttinen, Chief Economist at SOSTE – Finnish Social Welfare and Health Association.

Topic: Health in All Policies/Economy of Well-being
Keywords: Economy of well-being, Health in All Policies, Cross-sectoral collaboration, Finland, EUSBSR Annual Forum
2022

“Ukraine Humanitarian Crisis: People Living with HIV/AIDS” – Tune in Health

In this episode we are discussing the urgent needs of Ukrainians living with HIV and how the treatment and care have been ensured for the Ukrainians who have been forced to leave their country and for the ones who have remained in Ukraine. Episode’s expert guests are Magdalena Ankiersztejn-Bartczak from Polish Foundation for Social Education (FES), Ute Hiller from Berliner Aids-hilfe and Holger Wicht from Deutsche Aids-hilfe.

Topic: HIV, tuberculosis & associated infections
Keywords: HIV/AIDS, War, Ukraine, Humanitarian crisis, Refugees
2022

AgeFLAG: Roadmap to improve the health and wellbeing of the ageing population

The Roadmap produced through the AgeFLAG seed money project presents the first practical actions towards establishing the NDPHS as a thought leader on active and healthy ageing. The presented activities contribute to the flagship process on active and healthy ageing of Policy Area Health within the EU Strategy for the Baltic Sea Region.

Topic: Active and healthy ageing
Keywords: AgeFLAG, Active and healthy ageing, Ageing population, PA Health, EUSBSR, Ageism
2022

The hidden problem: reduce older adults’ harmful alcohol consumption

Drinking alcohol at an older age has become a progressively prevalent cultural practice. Heavy episodic drinking is in the rise and hazardous drinking resulting in hospitalisation or death have increased. This policy brief presents five knowledge-based policy recommendations to prevent and care for older people with harmful alcohol consumption patterns.

Topic: Active and healthy ageing, Alcohol and substance use
Keywords: Active and healthy ageing, AgeFLAG, Alcohol use, Health and social care, Older adults
2021

Conference recording “Connecting minds across the ages” 23 November 2021

The online conference Connecting minds across the ages asked: why is age-based discrimination and prejudice so widespread and how do we overcome it? The conference was organised as a Side Event to the Partnership Annual Conference 2021.

Topic: Active and healthy ageing
Keywords: AgeFLAG, Active and healthy ageing, Inclusivity, Ageism, Public attitudes, Intergenerational contacts
2021

Conference highlights “Connecting minds across the ages” 23 November 2021

The highlights from the online conference Connecting minds across the ages, discussing ageism, intergenerational contacts and inclusivity in service design and policymaking. The conference was organised as a Side Event to the Partnership Annual Conference 2021.

Topic: Active and healthy ageing
Keywords: AgeFLAG, Active and healthy ageing, Inclusivity, Ageism, Public attitudes, Intergenerational contacts
2021

Joint report on national needs and priorities to improve health and wellbeing of the ageing population in the Baltic Sea Region

The joint regional needs assessment report presents the four regional priorities for further action to improve health and wellbeing of the ageing population. The report is produced within the context of the AgeFLAG project as an input for the roadmap for regional action based on the priorities identified in national needs assessments.

Topic: Active and healthy ageing
Keywords: Regional needs, AgeFLAG, Active and healthy ageing, Labour participation, Integrated care, Lifelong learning, PA Health, EUSBSR
2021

AgeFLAG Policy Lab: Outcomes

An AgeFLAG workshop named “Policy Lab”, organised in February 2021, brought together regional health experts to co-create future NDPHS activities to promote active and healthy ageing. This report presents the outcomes of the policy lab and presents an input for the regional roadmap to guide the NDPHS work on ageing.

Topic: Active and healthy ageing
Keywords: Regional needs, AgeFLAG, Active and healthy ageing, Labour participation, Integrated care, Lifelong learning, PA Health, EUSBSR
2021

AgeFLAG Policy Lab 2: Outcomes

The second AgeFLAG workshop was organised in September 2021 to discuss and co-create potential NDPHS actions to promote active and healthy ageing. The workshop focused on integrated care, labour participation, and life-long learning. This report presents the outcomes of the policy lab and input to the regional roadmap to guide the NDPHS work on ageing.

Topic: Active and healthy ageing
Keywords: Regional needs, AgeFLAG, Active and healthy ageing, Labour participation, Integrated care, Lifelong learning, PA Health, EUSBSR
2021

National needs and priorities to improve health and wellbeing of the ageing population in Finland

The Finnish national needs assessment report presents the five national priorities for promoting active and healthy ageing. This report has been developed in connection to AgeFLAG -project and as input to the regional roadmap to guide NDPHS work on ageing.

Topic: Active and healthy ageing
Keywords: National needs, Finland, AgeFLAG, Active and healthy ageing, Labour participation, Integrated care, Lifelong learning, PA Health, EUSBSR
2020

National needs and priorities to improve health and wellbeing of the ageing population in Estonia

The Estonian national needs assessment report presents the five national priorities for promoting active and healthy ageing. This report has been developed in connection to AgeFLAG -project and as input to the regional roadmap to guide NDPHS work on ageing.

Topic: Active and healthy ageing
Keywords: National needs, Estonia, AgeFLAG, Active and healthy ageing, Labour participation, Integrated care, Lifelong learning, PA Health, EUSBSR
2020

Preventing premature deaths in the Northern Dimension area

The policy brief reports key findings of a study that analysed official mortality data on premature deaths under 70 years of age in the North of Europe. The majority of premature deaths are avoidable by effective health promotion, disease prevention, and evidence based medical treatment.

Topic: Non-communicable diseases
Keywords: Potential years of life lost, PYLL, Premature mortality, Health promotion, Disease prevention, NCD EG
2020

Three perspectives on alcohol consumption and older adults

The research review reports key results from three studies applying three different perspectives on alcohol and substance use in older adults. It condenses the experience of the three studies, covering drinking patterns, client profiles in healthcare settings and challenges to home care, into lessons learned.

Topic: Active and healthy ageing, Alcohol and substance use
Keywords: AgeFLAG, Alcohol use, Older adults, Active and healthy ageing, Health and social care
2020

National needs and priorities to improve health and wellbeing of the ageing population in Poland

The Polish national needs assessment report presents the five national priorities for promoting active and healthy ageing. This report has been developed in connection to AgeFLAG -project and as input to the regional roadmap to guide NDPHS work on ageing.

Topic: Active and healthy ageing
Keywords: National needs, Poland, AgeFLAG, Active and healthy ageing, Labour participation, Integrated care, Lifelong learning, PA Health, EUSBSR
2020

The prevalence of psychoactive substance use among acutely hospitalised patients in Oslo and Moscow – a cross-sectional, observational study

The use of psychoactive prescription medication is increasing in the general population, which is a cause of concern particularly among older people. The manuscript published in BMJ Open presents the findings of a blood sample analysis that determined the frequency of psychoactive substance use among acutely hospitalised patients. The Expert Group on Alcohol and Substance Use has contributed to the study.

Topic: Alcohol and substance use
Keywords: Psychoactive substance use, Oslo, Moscow, Hospitals, Blood sample analysis, ASA EG
2020

National needs and priorities to improve health and wellbeing of the ageing population in Latvia

The Latvian national needs assessment report presents the five national priorities for promoting active and healthy ageing. This report has been developed in connection to AgeFLAG -project and as input to the regional roadmap to guide NDPHS work on ageing.

Topic: Active and healthy ageing
Keywords: National needs, Latvia, AgeFLAG, Active and healthy ageing, Labour participation, Integrated care, Lifelong learning, PA Health, EUSBSR
2020

National needs and priorities to improve health and wellbeing of the ageing population in Lithuania

The Lithuanian national needs assessment report presents the five national priorities for promoting active and healthy ageing. This report has been developed in connection to AgeFLAG -project and as input to the regional roadmap to guide NDPHS work on ageing.

Topic: Active and healthy ageing
Keywords: National needs, Lithuania, AgeFLAG, Active and healthy ageing, Labour participation, Integrated care, Lifelong learning, PA Health, EUSBSR
2020

National needs and priorities to improve health and wellbeing of the ageing population in Russia

The Russian national needs assessment report presents the five national priorities for promoting active and healthy ageing. This report has been developed in connection to AgeFLAG -project and as input to the regional roadmap to guide NDPHS work on ageing.

Topic: Active and healthy ageing
Keywords: National needs, Russia, AgeFLAG, Active and healthy ageing, Labour participation, Integrated care, Lifelong learning, PA Health, EUSBSR
2020

National needs and priorities to improve health and wellbeing of the ageing population in Sweden

The Swedish national needs assessment report presents the five national priorities for promoting active and healthy ageing. This report has been developed in connection to AgeFLAG -project and as input to the regional roadmap to guide NDPHS work on ageing.

Topic: Active and healthy ageing
Keywords: National needs, Sweden, AgeFLAG, Active and healthy ageing, Labour participation, Integrated care, Lifelong learning, PA Health, EUSBSR
2020

Multimorbidity and ageing in the countries of the Northern Dimension area

The policy brief presents the facts on the ageing and multimordibity in Northern Europe and the Baltic Sea Region, explores the problems, challenges and opportunities, and provides a set of actionable recommendaitons for the different groups of stakeholders, from the policymakers to the general public. The document is a result of an online conference Multimorbidity and Ageing in the Northern Dimension Area held on 23 September 2020.

Topic: Active and healthy ageing, Primary health care
Keywords: Active and healthy ageing, Chronic diseases, COVID-19, eHealth, Integrated care, Multimorbidity, Older adults, Primary health care
2020

Predictors of tobacco smoking among acutely ill patients in a Moscow hospital: a cross-sectional study

Tobacco smoking is a major preventable risk for non-communicable diseases. The manuscript published in Tobacco Prevention and Cessation investigates predictors of tobacco smoking among acutely ill patients admitted to a Moscow hospital, and the association between smoking and alcohol use. The Expert Group on Alcohol and Substance Use has contributed to the study.

Topic: Alcohol and substance use
Keywords: Tobacco, Smoking, Harmful alcohol use, Hospitals, Moscow, ASA EG
2020

Harmful alcohol use among acutely ill hospitalised medical patients in Oslo and Moscow: A cross-sectional study

The manuscript published in Drug and Alcohol Dependence estimates the prevalence of harmful alcohol use in relation to socio-demographic characteristics among acutely ill medical patients, and examines identification measures of alcohol use. The Expert Group on Alcohol and Substance Use has contributed to the study.

Topic: Alcohol and substance use
Keywords: Harmful alcohol use, Oslo, Moscow, Hospitals, ASA EG
2019

Preventable premature deaths (PYLL) in Northern Dimension partnership countries 2003-2013

To implement health promotion and disease prevention, reliable and timely information on population’s health, its determinants and their distribution are needed. The manuscript on the Potential Years of Life Lost (PYLL) published in the European Journal of Public Health presents the trends in preventable premature loss of life, its causes and developments between 2003-2013 in Northern Europe and the Baltic Sea Region. The manuscript is based on research carried out by the Expert Group on Non-Communicable Diseases.

Topic: Non-communicable diseases
Keywords: Health in All Policies, Potential years of life lost, Premature mortality, PYLL
2019

Antimicrobial resistance of Escherichia coli isolates from outpatient urinary tract infections in women in six European countries including Russia

In the Northern Dimension Antibiotic Resistance Study (NoDARS), Finland, Germany, Latvia, Poland, Russia and Sweden collected urine samples from outpatient women (aged 18-65 years) with symptoms of uncomplicated urinary tract infection (UTI) to investigate the levels of antimicrobial resistance among E. coli isolates. This manuscript published in Journal of Global Antimicrobial Resistance presents the outcomes of the study.

Topic: Antimicrobial resistance
Keywords: Antimicrobial resistance, NoDARS, AMR EG, Antimicrobial susceptibility testing
2019

Large variation in ESBL-producing Escherichia coli carriers in six European countries including Russia

The manuscript published in European Journal of Clinical Microbiology & Infectious Diseases presents the fecal carriage prevalence of extended-spectrum β-lactamase production in E. coli (EP-EC) and/or Klebsiella prenunomiae (EP-KP) and risk factors associated with carriage among adult study subjects in Finland, Germany, Latvia, Poland, Russia and Sweden. The manuscript presents the findings of the Northern Dimension Antibiotic Resistance Study (NoDARS).

Topic: Antimicrobial resistance
Keywords: Antimicrobial resistance, AMR rates, NoDARS, AMR EG
2018

Better prevention, identification and reporting of work-related and occupational diseases and emerging risks

The report presents the findings of the research on the identification, incidence and reporting of work-related diseases, occupational diseases and emerging risks in the NDPHS Partner Countries. The Better Prevention -project was carried out by the Expert Group on Occupational Safety and Health.

Topic: Occupational safety and health
Keywords: Occupational diseases, Work-related diseases, Emerging risks, Better prevention
2018

NorthernGLASS: Sharing experiences on early implementation of the Global Antimicrobial Resistance Surveillance System

The report shares experiences from eight of the NDPHS Partner Countries on the early implementation of the Global Antimicrobial Resistance Surveillance System GLASS. It provided feedback on the supportive material for early implementation of GLASS developed by the WHO, and on the countries’ process of the early implementation.

Topic: Antimicrobial resistance
Keywords: Antimicrobial resistance, GLASS, AMR surveillance, AMR EG
2018

Reliable Occupational Accident Registration – Indicator for Prevention

The report provides background information on the situation regarding occupational accidents at workplaces based on surveys carried out in the Nordic and Baltic States. It was produced through Realloc Accidents -project, which was carried out by the NDPHS Expert Group on Occupational Safety and Health.

Topic: Occupational safety and health
Keywords: Occupational safety, Occupational accidents, Workplaces
2015

Report: Integrated Care for Older People with Chronic Conditions

This report is about the profound changes that the chronic care model and its implications are having on health systems and in a broader sense on the overall care of older people. The report describes social and health care services especially to older patients with multiple diseases in Sweden, Norway, Denmark and Finland.

Topic: Integrated care
Keywords: Integrated care, Ageing population, Regional needs, Primary health care, Chronic diseases, Older adults, Health promotion
2014