A 40% reduction in early mortality and a 30% reduction of neoplastic and cardio-vascular disease morbidity among the inhabitants of the Pomeranian region are the aims of the “Health for Pomeranians 2005-2013” program. The representatives of the Medical University of Gdańsk and the Office of the Marshal of the Pomorskie Voivodeship signed the Declaration about this program on February 21st, 2005.
The program was designed by a multi-disciplinary team of experts representing the institutions involved in creating and carrying out healthcare policies in the Pomeranian Voivodeship: the Office of the Marshal of the Pomorskie Voivodeship, Office of the Pomorskie Voivodeship, Medical University of Gdańsk and the Pomeranian Branch of the National Health Fund. Based on an epidemiologic analysis, priority was assigned to the diseases that caused the highest morbidity and mortality in our voivodeship. As a result, work groups were assigned to complete reports about the diagnosis, treatment, monitoring and prevention of diabetes, neoplastic diseases, mental diseases, cardio-vascular and nervous system diseases as well as issues in healthcare for mothers and children.
Currently this program is carried out on the basis of an expanded Declaration signed on February 21st, 2007 by the Regional Statistical Office in Gdańsk and the Convention of the County Executives (Starostowie) of the Pomeranian Voivodeship, in addition to the previous signatories: the Office of the Marshal of the Pomorskie Voivodeship, Office of the Pomorskie Voivodeship, Medical University of Gdańsk and the Pomeranian Branch of the National Health Fund.