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Correlation II - European Network Social Inclusion and Health [Correlation II] [20081201] - Project
General objectives

The overall aim of Correlation II is to tackle health inequalities in Europe and to improve prevention, care and treatment services, targeting blood-borne infectious diseases (BBID), in particular Hepatitis C and HIV/AIDS among vulnerable and high risk populations (e.g. drug users and young people at risk).

Strategic relevance and contribution to the public health programme

The project will substantially contribute to filling this gap and contributes to the European Health Programme by collecting, developing and disseminating information and prevention strategies regarding BBID.

Methods and means

The project will approach the issue from different angles and with interventions, which have been identified as effective, such as outreach/early intervention, e-health and peer support. The project will:
• Review models of good practice
• Implement field testing’s
• Develop guidance documents
• Develop and implement training modules
• Support and strengthen capacities of health service providers
• Influencing policy agendas by formulating evidence based policy recommendations

Expected outcomes period

The knowledge base of existing evidence and methodologies in the field of BBID will be extended and the quality of health promotions regarding BBID towards vulnerable and risk groups will improve as well as the capacity of service providers and other players in the field of health promotion, prevention, care and treatment.. Policies regarding BBID strategies on European and national level will be influenced. In particular:
• A platform of exchange and mutual support between service providers, peer educators and other stakeholders is established
• A documentation centre with information of existing evidence and methodologies in the field of outreach interventions, e-health and peer support and hepatitis C prevention strategies is provided
• Innovative interventions and training methodologies in the field of outreach, eHealth, peer support, hepatitis C prevention are developed and implemented
• Policy recommendations towards effective, evidence based policies in the field are developed and disseminated

Start date: 01/04/2009
End date: 01/04/2012
Duration: 36 month(s)
Current status: Finalised
Programme title: Second Programme of Community action in the Field of Health 2008-2013
EC Contribution: € 900 000,00