SHARE Data for National Health Strategies

The Swiss SHARE team cooperated with the Federal Office of Public Health. The office used SHARE data for a report on healthy aging in Switzerland[1]. Specifically, SHARE data allowed insights into chronic diseases, multimorbidity, health behavior (such as physical activity, smoking, drinking and weight), social activity and quality of life. The resulting report is part of the national strategy against addiction and of the national strategy for the prevention of non-communicable diseases. Furthermore, the Federal Office of Public Health considers SHARE as a data source for their future monitoring of non-professional care givers.