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First Programme of Community action in the field of public health (2003-2008)
Exposure at UMTS electromagnetic fields: study on potential adverse effects on hearing [EMFNEAR]
EMFnEAR is an exploratory project with an anticipatory function which addresses the study of the potential health effects of UMTS phones on the hearing system of animals and humans, which is a highly ...
EMFnEAR is an exploratory project with an anticipatory function which addresses the study of the potential health effects of UMTS phones on the hearing system of animals and humans, which is a highly sensitive biological system to exogenous and endogenous agents and the first one to be affected by the microwaves. The EMFnEAR results represents the first international and European statement about this type of hazards for hearing. EMFnEAR, based on the experimental study of the effects of UMTS on humans and animals, to allow investigations on inter-species variability and in different species, in order to limit uncertainties, to establish a more reliable data set and to improve the scientific basis for extrapolation from animal data to humans. The EMFnEAR resultl gives a contribution to the revision of Council Recommendation 1999/519/EC on the limitation of exposure of the general public to electromagnetic fields in the frequency region around UMTS 2 GHz.
Start date: 15/12/2004 - End date: 15/06/2007
Call: Health Information (Hi 2004)
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First Programme of Community action in the field of public health (2003-2008)
Improving the knowledge base for Public Health [EUPHA GRAZ 2005]
- to encourage and support in close cooperation with DG Health and Consumer Protection efforts within the public health and scientific communities to contribute to a sustainable information and knowle...
- to encourage and support in close cooperation with DG Health and Consumer Protection efforts within the public health and scientific communities to contribute to a sustainable information and knowledge system for public health development in the European Union in connection with the 2005 EUPHA conference in Graz; - to provide a forum for discussing the programme of Community action in the field of public health at the 2005 EUPHA Conference in Graz; - to encourage the development of an information and knowledge network by linking activities of the EUPHA sections with activities of the `Working Parties` supported by the EU public health action programme; - to establish and operate an internet platform for exchanging information and knowledge on tackling major health determinants within the health promotion and health services sectors; - to summarise and communicate the discussions and the results of the 2005 EUPHA conference in Graz.
Start date: 15/12/2004 - End date: 15/06/2006
Call: Health Information (Hi 2004)
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First Programme of Community action in the field of public health (2003-2008)
EU Public Health Outcome Research and Indicators Collection [EUPHORIC]
This multi-disciplinary project is oriented to policy authorities and policy makers and aims to build a consortium of participating countries in order to: cooperate on benchmarking of the outcomes of ...
This multi-disciplinary project is oriented to policy authorities and policy makers and aims to build a consortium of participating countries in order to: cooperate on benchmarking of the outcomes of selected health performances; exchange information on quality standards, best practice and effectiveness in public health, by developing and maintaining EU networks; verify the hypothesis that the possibility of developing common outcome indicators in Europe exists; identify common EU elements suitable for a political EU platform oriented at best practice guarantees for the EU citizens.
Specific aims of the proposed project are to: • collect detailed information on health outcome indicators;
• develop a standardised methodology;
• assess quality of care of selected health procedures;
• provide objective, transparent, high quality and standardised information easy accessible to users (doctors, health staff, health administrative, decision makers, policy makers, EU people);
• provide assistance to EU countries for the development and implementation of a common monitoring system of standardised outcome indicators in the prospective of a common public health planning in Europe;
• investigate validity of routinely collected data;
• create an inventory of reference structures for the procedures whose outcomes are evaluated in the project itself.

The study hopes to involve all the EU Member States and applicant Countries. All the EU countries, even those not yet included in the project, will be invited to participate. The project aims to bring together activities undertaken in relative isolation and complement them to achieve positive results for the people of the Community, contributing to the strengthening of solidarity and cohesion in the Community. The project may provide the opportunity to further develop the citizens` dimension of Community health policy. The project is developed on the basis of a three years plan.
Start date: 15/12/2004 - End date: 15/12/2008
Call: Health Information (Hi 2003)
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First Programme of Community action in the field of public health (2003-2008)
EUROMEDSTAT-Database [EMS-db]
To build a Library of EU Pharmaceutical Care Indicators (with metadata).To build a comprehensive list of European medicines with information about their price, expenditure and utilisation and make thi...
To build a Library of EU Pharmaceutical Care Indicators (with metadata).To build a comprehensive list of European medicines with information about their price, expenditure and utilisation and make this information available on the web.To verify the feasibility of a European database of GPs prescriptions with indications for which the medicines are prescribed and characteristics of the patients receiving the medicines.
Start date: 15/12/2004 - End date: 15/06/2007
Call: Health Information (Hi 2003)
Topic: 
First Programme of Community action in the field of public health (2003-2008)
A comprehensive health information and knowledge system for evaluating and monitoring perinatal health in Europe (Phase 2) [EURO-PERISTAT 2]
The project has four principal objectives: 1. Expand and adapt the PERISTAT indicators to the new member states; 2. Establish new indicators for four themes identified for further development by PERIS...
The project has four principal objectives: 1. Expand and adapt the PERISTAT indicators to the new member states; 2. Establish new indicators for four themes identified for further development by PERISTAT; 3. Develop methods for compiling high quality indicators and use them to collect data from member states and new member states; 4. Design a reporting methodology to target key audiences, and use it to produce a comprehensive report on reproductive health in the perinatal period with data from the most recent period.
Start date: 15/12/2004 - End date: 15/12/2007
Call: Health Information (Hi 2003)
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