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3rd Health Programme (2014-2020)
Joint Action supporting the eHealth Network [eHAction]
Ageing population and increased prevalence of chronic conditions combined with limited human and financial resources are putting health systems under increasing strain. Digital tools, however, bring a...
Ageing population and increased prevalence of chronic conditions combined with limited human and financial resources are putting health systems under increasing strain. Digital tools, however, bring an opportunity to improve health care sector. Integrating eHealth into health policy and aligning eHealth investments with health requirements is of high importance, especially when recommendations and practices can be transferred across countries. Targeting Members Sates and Countries of the EU and eHealth stakeholders, as well as the general public, this project aims to improve health care with the use of ICT. eHAction is the Joint Action supporting the eHealth Network, which, in its Multiannual Work Programme 2018-2021, sets targets for exploring eHealth to facilitate the management of chronic diseases and multi-morbidity, by increasing sustainability and efficiency of health systems, and by facilitating personalized care and empowering the citizen. Specifically, it will work to find ways to empower people by giving them an active role in managing their health care data and processes, to use health data in an innovative way and to enhance continuity of care through the use of interoperable and cross-border solutions. The eHAction is in line with the Third Programme of EU actions in the field of health contributing to foster health in Europe by promoting the use of eHealth in a structured policy framework.
Start date: 01/08/2018 - End date: 31/07/2021
Call: Joint Actions 2017
Topic: 3.2 Promote the voluntary uptake of health innovation and e-Health by increasing the interoperability of patient registries and other e-Health solutions; support cooperation on e-He...
Topic: 3.2 Promote the voluntary uptake of health innovation and e-Health by increasing the interoperability of patient registries and other e-Health solutions; support cooperation on e-Health in the Union, in particular on registries, and its uptake by health professionals. This will serve the voluntary network on e-Health set up by Directive 2011/24/EU.
3rd Health Programme (2014-2020)
European Joint Action on Vaccination [EU-JAV]
Vaccination is a valuable investment in health with highly positive return for the sustained development of populations. It is a preventive tool involving much less cost than the cost of targeted dise...
Vaccination is a valuable investment in health with highly positive return for the sustained development of populations. It is a preventive tool involving much less cost than the cost of targeted diseases and their consequences. Vaccination is a truly complex cross sectoral issue, as pertaining to basic immunology discovery, benefit/safety evaluation and epidemiological surveillance, to public health policies and health system planning, to forecasting and financing, to health professionals’ education and health literacy, to cultural identities and social norms. By involving a wide variety of stakeholders, the EU-JAV project aims at building concrete tools to improve vaccination coverage in EU and therefore improve population health. EU-JAV will also capitalise on the numerous existing initiatives and projects, to challenge and strengthen the European cooperation of Member states on vaccination while contributing to sustainably integrate EU-JAV achievements in health policies of European countries. The JA Vaccination proposes to address several important issues, common to many countries such as establishing a sustained cooperation of relevant Member State authorities, defining basic principles for vaccine demand forecasting, developing a concept and prototype for a data warehouse for EU-wide sharing of vaccine supply and demand data among dedicated stakeholders, defining common stages and criteria for priority-setting of vaccine research and development, developing a concept and prototype for a vaccine R&D priority setting framework, defining structural, technical and legal specifications as regards data requirements for electronic vaccine registries/databases/immunisation information systems and providing a framework to cooperate on confidence from research to best practices and implementation. To achieve this ambitious concrete actions, the project gathers 20 partners from 20 different countries as well as international organisations and relevant stakeholders.
Start date: 01/08/2018 - End date: 31/07/2021

Call: Joint Actions 2017
Topic: 2.2 Support capacity-building against health threats in Member States, including, where appropriate, cooperation with neighbouring countries: develop preparedness and response plann...
Topic: 2.2 Support capacity-building against health threats in Member States, including, where appropriate, cooperation with neighbouring countries: develop preparedness and response planning taking into account, and coordinating with, global initiatives, components of generic and specific preparedness planning, public health response coordination, non-binding approaches on vaccination; address the increasing health threats resulting from global population movements; develop guidelines on protective measures in an emergency situation, guidelines on information and guides to good practice; contribute to the framework for a voluntary mechanism, including the introduction of optimal vaccination coverage to effectively combat the resurgence in infectious diseases and for joint procurement of medical countermeasures; develop coherent communication strategies.
3rd Health Programme (2014-2020)
THALassaemia In Action [THALIA]
Thalassaemia, a previously fatal childhood genetic disease, can today be effectively prevented and appropriately treated, as a result of medical and scientific advances in the last three decades. Howe...
Thalassaemia, a previously fatal childhood genetic disease, can today be effectively prevented and appropriately treated, as a result of medical and scientific advances in the last three decades. However, thalassaemia’s prioritisation on national health agendas and the development of national plans for its effective control in the EU has been hampered by the many challenges involved, mainly related to its rarity and migration.

THALassaemia In Action (THALIA) focuses on Europe, targeting patients with thalassaemia and other haemoglobinopathies, healthcare professionals and policymakers and aims to attain four general objectives, based on TIF’s main pillars of activities:

1. Continue and strengthen the education of patients/parents and healthcare professionals, as well as the patients’ capacity, competency and networking within and across countries and regions of Europe. This is to be achieved via the development of e-learning tools and the launching of capacity building courses and training seminars.

2. Raise awareness on thalassaemia and the importance of optimal care amongst the public at large, as well as among THALIA target groups at national and European level. This will be attained using an array of online tools, activities and publications.

3. Prioritise haemoglobin disorders and their control (prevention and management) at European level. This will be accomplished by establishing and training national patients’ associations in EU priority countries, creating an EU Electronic Health Record and entering into policy dialogue with policymakers at national and European level.

4. Support research programmes and studies focused on the clinical management of Thalassaemia. This is to be achieved via the publication of guidelines on the clinical management of Thalassaemia, participating in scientific conferences and providing medical specialists in priority countries with fellowships.

Knowledge is our power.
Start date: 07/06/2018 - End date: 06/06/2022

Call: Operating grants 2018-2021
Topic: 3rd Health Programme (2014-2020)
3rd Health Programme (2014-2020)
Joint Action Health Equity Europe [JAHEE]
The effects of health inequalities within and between EU MS are widely recognized,and reducing health inequalities is on the agenda of many MS. Moreover new challenges like the huge migration flows an...
The effects of health inequalities within and between EU MS are widely recognized,and reducing health inequalities is on the agenda of many MS. Moreover new challenges like the huge migration flows and the economic crisis and austerity policies that affect EU citizen’s everyday life are worsening the scenario. Despite an increasing concern and awareness on health inequalities, a wide gap exists in Europe in terms of political response.
The Joint Action Health Equity Europe will represent an important opportunity for MS to work jointly to address health inequalities and underlying social determinants of health.
The general objective of the project is to improve health and well-being of the EU citizens and achieve greater equity in health outcomes across all groups in society by a focus on socio-economic determinants of health and lifestyle related health inequalities. A particular priority will be given to migrants, since poor health and lack of access to health services can be an obstacle to integration.
This Joint Action aims to: deliver a policy framework with a menu of actions and recommendations for national, regional and local uptake and implementation; develop better policies improve monitoring, governance, implementation and evaluation; implement good practices and facilitate exchange and learning; identify factors of success, barriers and challenges and how to overcome them.
The Joint Action will contribute meeting two objectives of the Third health Program by introducing the equity lens in “Objective1: Promoting health, preventing diseases and fostering supportive environments for healthy lifestyles taking into account the ‘health in all policies” and in “Objective4: Facilitating access to better and safer healthcare for Union citizens”.
This Joint Action will follow a three-step approach that will facilitate: identification of policy options to tackle health inequalities; implementation of feasible and effective actions in all MS involved; elaboration and dissemination of further recommendations and guidelines.
Start date: 01/06/2018 - End date: 31/05/2021

Call: Joint Actions 2017
Topic: 1.1 Cost-effective promotion and prevention measures in line, in particular, with the Union strategies on alcohol and nutrition, and including actions to support the exchange of evi...
Topic: 1.1 Cost-effective promotion and prevention measures in line, in particular, with the Union strategies on alcohol and nutrition, and including actions to support the exchange of evidence-based and good practices for addressing risk factors such as tobacco use and passive smoking, harmful use of alcohol, unhealthy dietary habits and physical inactivity, taking into account the public health aspects of underlying factors, such as those of a social and environmental nature, with a focus on Union added value.
3rd Health Programme (2014-2020)
Operating Grant 2018 - 2021 [SHE Network]
The overall aim of SHE is to improve the health of children and young people in Europe, including reducing health inequalities, through a setting focus on schools. SHE supports its members to further ...
The overall aim of SHE is to improve the health of children and young people in Europe, including reducing health inequalities, through a setting focus on schools. SHE supports its members to further develop and sustain school health promotion in each EU Member State by providing a European platform for school health promotion. SHE contributes to national and regional development and implementation of school health promotion, as well as the development of new knowledge and evidence. For the period 2018-2021 three specific objectives are formulated based on the mission and purpose of SHE: 1) By the end of 2021 the functioning of national and regional health promoting school networks and the implementation of health promoting schools has been supported by sharing good practices, expertise and skills and reinforcing the position of SHE national and regional coordinators; 2) By the end of 2021 the professional competence development of the SHE members and other stakeholders has been supported by the delivery of the SHE support programme; 3) By the end of 2021 the visibility and access to evidence based information on school health promotion has increased by the delivery of SHE publications and presentations. Methods to achieve these objectives are: organising annual meetings and capacity building workshops; maintaining SHE website, helpdesk, share information through newsletters and social media and encourage regional and cross-border cooperation. Developing online school twinning tool, teacher training material on health & wellbeing; the SHE online school manual; developing an e-learning tool, organising the SHE academy, support publications and consultancy visits. Making SHE leaflets, factsheets, an online glossary and representing SHE at international conferences; developing European standards and indicators for health promoting schools.
Start date: 01/06/2018 - End date: 31/05/2022

Call: Operating grants 2018-2021
Topic: 3rd Health Programme (2014-2020)