Web knowledge platform for elderly patients affected by Non-Communicable Disease (NCDs)

Web knowledge platform for elderly patients affected by Non-Communicable Disease (NCDs)

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Activity details

To address the challenge of prevention and continuity of care (even during and after the COVID-19 outbreak) for the NCD patient community by implementing a "holistic" web platform. The platform will include institutional, validated, and accessible health information (including addressing the issues of chronic disease prevention, lack of adherence to therapies, integrated care, frailty, and lifestyle) from COVID-19 and NCD experts. Professionals with expertise in communication and social media management that could efficiently define the right channels for divulgation and set an appropriate tone of voice to make the information accessible to wider population. It will be published in different formats to increase accessibility and diffusion, to empower a greater range of individuals. More specifically the platform could provide: • Recommendation on preventive measures to minimize the risk of SARS-CoV-2 infection • Recommendation on preventive measures to minimize the risk of NCD-associated health problems • Information on NCD management to empower patients • Official health recommendations on COVID-19 from institutions • Relevant results from scientific publications, written in a simpler, lay-person format • Links to local services and support groups • Psychological support for the emergency (during and after) to both patients and caregivers • Videos from healthcare professionals on how to self-manage NCDs (symptom control and monitoring, diet etc) • Home exercise videos from a physiotherapist specialist in NCDs • Apps for symptom monitoring
Action Group:
Other organisations participating in the commitment: 
University of Porto, Portugal Karolinska institutet, Sweden Istituto Superiore Sanità, Italy Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore
Lead organisation name: 
Upjohn division of Pfizer
Organisation country:
Contact person: 
Alessandro Monaco
Contact person email: 
Activity type:
Start date: 
End date: 
Last update: 13/04/2020

Current Status

Not yet started


Title Planned Deadline Current Status Category Attachments
Web platform online 01/10/2020 Not achieved Products: ICT tools (apps, software)
Questionnaire administration 07/04/2021 Not achieved


Indicator Target indicator Current status
Engagement of NCD population 1000 users partnership generation
Number of individuals who submitted the questionnaire 1000 submitted questionnaire partnership generation