Within the Joint Action for the prevention and treatment of chronic diseases CHRODIS PLUS, RIVM has developed a set of recommendations for intersectoral cooperation to strengthen health promotion and prevention in municipalities. RIVM also developed a practical Toolkit that supports employers in creating a healthy workplace focused on sustainable employability of employees.

Set of recommendations

The set of recommendations is based on the analysis of success factors of 20 good examples of intersectoral collaboration and prevention of chronic diseases. It also provides information on which strategies to apply and why. See this short version of the recommendations which is available in several languages. 


The Toolkit for Employers consists of seven themes that are all important for the health and sustainable employability of their employees. Each theme contains different strategies, and for each strategy, suggestions are given for concrete measures to improve the health of employees within that theme.

An overview of all deliverables by RIVM within CHRODIS PLUS is available at this webpage.


Since 2017, the Joint Action CHRODIS-PLUS has been helping countries address the growing burden of chronic diseases. The Joint Action will be completed this month. CHRODIS PLUS has implemented 21 pilot projects to test tools and good practices in addressing chronic diseases. To promote long-term sustainability and integration of good practices into policy, 16 policy dialogues have been organised. The lessons learned from all these projects are summarised in this document. The Joint Action CHRODIS-PLUS brought together 50 partners, including EuroHealthNet, from 21 European countries. It is co-funded by the European Commission health programme. The results can be found at chrodis.eu.