ADVANTAGE, the new Joint Action on Frailty, has been launched at the end of January 2017.
The main objective of this JA is to establish a common European framework for addressing the problem of frailty, which is the main condition associated with the risk of developing disabilities. This objective includes the design of strategies adapted to the preconditions, interests and priorities of each Member State. This approach will enable the development of policies adapted to local conditions, but within a common homogeneous framework.
22 Member States are represented in this JA through more than 40 organisations. The JA contributes to the work of the European Commission on health issues related to ageing. Among these issues, disability stands out in particular because it is a major determinant of loss of quality of life. Dealing with its main risk factor (fragility) and designing a joint plan for addressing it from a European perspective will contribute substantially to addressing this priority.
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