National conference on Health2030 “Ageing healthily”

The Health in Old Age conference took place on 17 February 2020. 

Forum Konferenzteilnehmende im Gespräch

“Ageing healthily” is one of the four objectives of the Health 2030 strategy adopted by the Federal Council in December 2019. The conference focused on three main themes in presentations, a panel discussion and discussions with the 250 participants:

  • Prevention of non-communicable diseases
    In his opening address, Federal Councillor Alain Berset emphasised the value of investing in prevention in every phase of life. “If we can extend the healthy lifespan by up to three years we will have gained a great deal – both in terms of people’s quality of life and for our health system.”
  • Differentiated images of old age
    Delphine Roulet Schwab explained in her presentation that we need to rethink the way we approach old age: “We need to concentrate on what elderly people can do, on their skills, and not on what they are no longer able to do.”
  • Behavioural economics in health research and prevention
    Sam Hanes, a behavioural economist (Behavioural Insights Team, UK), presented the latest findings from this field of research and talked about experience with new approaches in the United Kingdom.

Round-table discussions enabled the participants to exchange views on selected aspects of the implementation of Health 2030.

Imagery of the Health2030 conference of February 17, 2020

Last modification 17.01.2024

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