The Campania region has been involved for years in the implementation of an integrated strategy for the prevention of transmitted non-communicable diseases (MCNT), such as cardiovascular diseases (CVDs). The previous Regional Prevention Plan (RPP 2014-2018), as part of Program B-Action B.5.1, taken to identify the 45-60 years age group in conditions of increased risk for CVDs. YOUNG 50 project will transfer the Italian best practice CARDIO 50 project in Lithuania, Romania, Luxembourg among 50 years old. The objectives of CARDIO 50 were to estimate cardiovascular risk among the 50 years old population, identify persons with inadequate lifestyles, new cases of hypertension, hyperglycemia, and hypercholesterolemia, activate an integrated model of assistance to help modify or reduce risk factors among healthy subjects, promote interventions to change unhealthy lifestyles and increase knowledge and perceptions of CVD risks among the general population. The implementation of YOUNG 50 divided into three phases.
In Phase 2, the YOUNG50 program involves Italian regions (such as Campania) as observers in WP4, WP5 and WP7. In WP4, Campania support the identification and categorization of significant factors in terms of prevention activities to promote cardiovascular health. In WP5, Campania contribute to defining country specific procedures and requirements to better adapt the software tool to encourage project implementation. In WP7, it provides information about how to better integrate screening and prevention intervention into regional policy. With the current RPP 2020-2025, approved with regional council decree n.600 of 28-12-2021, the Campania Region has remodeled and re-planned the regional feasibility study of the population program “Identification and taking care of patients at risk of MCNT “- Program B-Action B.5 of the previous regional plan in Free Program 16 “Chronic Non-Communicable Diseases: prevention, early detection and management“. This approach is based on the choice of intervening through population strategies aimed at spreading and facilitating the choice of correct lifestyles, both on interventions on the individual.
In the presence of subjects with already behavioral or intermediate risk factors, the strategic choice is the presence of technical community programs of motivational counseling, directing the subjects towards offers deriving from the programs (e.g., walking groups smoking cessation groups…) or specific (e.g., physical activity prescription). However, in Campania Region we will organize, on the October 2022, a meeting with ULSS 4 VENETO and other participants, such as Luxemburg and Calabria, in relation to activity for YOUNG 50. In this meeting we will discuss on the prevention cardiovascular for young-50 people and we will involve cardiological specialists and general practitioners to invite them to the cardiovascular prevention in this population.