YOUNG50 #Stay Healthy - Cardiovascular Risk Prevention

The Conference, “YOUNG50 project: CARDIO50 screening in Europe”

Will be held on Tuesday, 31 January, 2023, from 14:30 to 17:30 The topic of the conference will be cardiovascular disease prevention at regional, national and European level, through Local Healthcare Authority, Azienda ULSS6’s experience of transferring the CARDIO50 model to other partner countries in the European Union. The meeting…

YOUNG50 project ongoing in Luxembourg

The Luxembourg Health Directorate is work along with the Department of Precision Health / Population Health Expertise Unit (DoPH/PHE) of the Luxembourg Institute of Health (LIH) to ensure the implementation and monitoring of the YOUNG50 project in Luxembourg. The project is based on the active participation of general practitioners wishing…

Development of the YOUNG50 smartphone app

As an innovative feature of the YOUNG50 project, the Coordinating Team at Azienda ULSS6 Euganea has commissioned the development of a new YOUNG50 smartphone application, which is close to being launched through the Apple and Android stores. It is designed to facilitate and enhance the collection of follow-up data by…

September 29th: World Heart Day

World Heart Day is celebrated on 29 September with the aim of informing and making citizens aware of the importance of preventing cardiovascular diseases. The theme of the 2022 campaign is “Use your heart for every heart” and wants to draw attention to the importance of obtaining: equality in access…

Prevention is the most powerful weapon to keep the heart healthy

The Italian Alliance for Cardio-Cerebrovascular Diseases and the Italian Ministry of Health published a brochure entitled “How to prevent the cardiovascular diseases” which insists on the 3 main weapons to keep the heart healthy: a) prevention; 2) contrast to risk factors; 3) promotion of healthy lifestyles. This initiative aims to…

Are you doing research on preventive cardiology?

Submit your abstract and clinical cases for ESC Preventive Cardiology Congress 2023 Thursday, 13 April – Saturday, 15 April 2023  Malaga – Spain. ESC Preventive Cardiology is the annual congress of the European Association of Preventive Cardiology (EAPC), the leading community for healthcare professionals involved in preventive cardiology, covering public…

Internationalisation processes in Italian regional healthcare systems – Leveraging international experiences to tackle cardiovascular health – Campania and the Young50 project

Stakeholder meeting Young50 project in Naples, 12 October 2022 – replicating the Cardio50 model. In the context of the Young50 EU project, ProMIS and Campania Region organized the Stakeholder meeting “The Internationalisation processes of the Italian Regions Health Systems. Facing the cardiovascular health in Campania according the International experiences: the…

Presenting Young 50 screening program and best practice to the Public Health Bureaus 8th of June 2022

On the 8th of June 2022, the Centro Poliklinika team, participating in the Cardiovascular risk screening program for active prevention in fifty-year-olds, presented the objectives of Young 50 to a network of Public Health Bureaus. During the meeting, it was described how the program was adopted in the local setting and how the screening model was developed in Lithuania. The main activities on how to affect behavioral and medical risk factors of cardiovascular diseases during the program were described. The meeting was held remotely (online, using Teams).

Public Health Bureaus are public health care municipal offices established to implement public health functions assigned to municipalities by legal acts. During the meeting, over 80 representatives represented Public Health Bureaus, municipalities, and the Ministry of health. The object of the meeting was to identify bureaus willing to join the Young 50 project and overtake the best practices. It also discussed the financial and parts of the Young50 program that could be transferred.

The main functions of the public health bureaus are health promotion in the municipal community, health monitoring in the municipality, and communicable disease prevention in the municipality, and it lines perfectly with the Young50 project goals.

Public health monitoring in Lithuania is a purposefully organized and systematic collection, storage, and processing of information on the level of public health and risk factors that impact public health and cardiovascular prevention is one of the main priorities.

 After collecting comprehensive data on public health and factors that impact it, bureaus determine public health problems and priorities for public health improvement; also, based on objective information, we will plan and implement local public health promotion and prevention programs. Therefore after successfully transferring the Young50 program to Lithuanian settings, MoH, together with bureaus, is considering further project development.

Public health promotion – health education, spreading information about public health, promoting and forming a healthy lifestyle, and reducing behavior-based health risk factors will take place in the next steps of program development.



This project was funded by the European Union’s Health Programme (2014-2020).

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