Instituto Nacional de Saúde Dr. Ricardo Jorge
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 Health Promotion and Chronical Diseases


The department of Health Promotion and Chronic Diseases (DPSDC) develops activities in the areas of health promotion and prevention of chronic diseases. This department is responsible for:

Conducting research on the etiology, determinants and pathogenesis of chronic diseases with major impact in the Portuguese population;
Developing effective methodologies of community intervention and evaluation;
Establishing standard values for biological parameters nationally;
Contributing to monitoring of individual and collective health;
Disseminating scientific knowledge and improving health literacy, namely in health promotion and in prevention strategies for chronic disorders.