Non-communicable diseases currently have a large impact at a global level, being the main cause of morbidity and mortality in developed and developing countries. Also, the main determining factors of non-communicable diseases are factors that can be modified through healthcare policies (the consumption of tobacco, diet, physical activity, and the consumption of alcohol, etc).
The mission of the Group of Evaluation of Health Determinants and Health Policies is to reduce the impact of non-communicable diseases on the population.
The group’s main lines of research are:
- The characterisation of the determining factors in health and in non-communicable diseases.
- The evaluation of the impact implemented healthcare policies have on health.
- The development of statistical models for forecasts and predictions of mortality rates and the prevalence of lifestyle habits.