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3rd Health Programme (2014-2020)
Empowering Hospital [Emp-H]
This multicentre project aims to foster health promotion interventions and environments suitable for patients, their families, and health professionals. The strategy is based on the Health Promoting H...
This multicentre project aims to foster health promotion interventions and environments suitable for patients, their families, and health professionals. The strategy is based on the Health Promoting Hospitals (HPH) framework with a strong emphasis on evidence based prevention.
The ultimate goal of this project is achievement of measurable improvements in population health through comprehensive promotion of healthy behaviours in diverse and complementary categories of individuals.
The project would focus on vulnerable patients presenting with acute manifestation of an underlying chronic condition, and on those they have stronger bonds with. Both patients and their families are assumed—in line with theory and evidence—to feel more susceptible to illness and more open to realize

Start date: 01/05/2015 - End date: 30/04/2018

Call: Call for Proposals for Projects 2014
3rd Health Programme (2014-2020)
TOBACCO CESSATIION GUIDELINES FOR HIGH RISK GROUPS [TOB-G]
TOB-G project aims to develop and implement an innovative and cost effective approach to prevent chronic diseases related to tobacco dependence. The specialized guidelines for high risks groups will b...
TOB-G project aims to develop and implement an innovative and cost effective approach to prevent chronic diseases related to tobacco dependence. The specialized guidelines for high risks groups will be developed according to ENSP’s evidence based and good practices in tobacco cessation and with ERS TCC scientific material on smoking health hazards. High risk populations are considered those who suffer from cardiovascular diseases, COPD, type 2 diabetes, adolescents & pregnant women.The developed guidelines will contain strategies and recommendations designed to assist health professionals in delivering and supporting effective treatment of dependence on tobacco. Recommendations will be made as a result of scientific reviews and evidence of good practices from scientific groups that will consist of health professionals of different expertise. To monitor the quality of the approach a pilot implementation of the tobacco cessation will be conducting for each group. The assessment of the effectiveness of the tobacco cessation guidelines will be the primary aim of the scientific groups and will be measured by the number of people quitting smoking after the pilot implementation. Since the tobacco cessation guidelines will be addressed to health professionals, the partnership will develop and implement an e-learning training for guidelines use.The project fits perfectly the objectives and priorities of the 3rd Health Programme, as it will assist health professionals to provide guidance and targeted prevention to high risk populations engaged to the unfavourable lifestyle of smoking. Training primary care physicians addresses the lack of specialist doctors in EU and increases access to tobacco cessation specialists. TOB-G project will enhance the overall European capacity in the treatment of tobacco dependence, thus, in the prevention of chronic diseases, through offering smoking cessation tools, appropriately assessed and fitted to the specific needs of high risk groups.
Start date: 01/06/2015 - End date: 30/11/2017

Call: Call for Proposals for Projects 2014
3rd Health Programme (2014-2020)
Innovative Prevention Strategies for type 2 Diabetes in South Asians Living in Europe [InPreSD-SA]
South Asians populations living in Europe have an extremely high risk of type 2 diabetes (T2D). More than 5 million people of South Asian origin live in Europe. Half of this population is likely to de...
South Asians populations living in Europe have an extremely high risk of type 2 diabetes (T2D). More than 5 million people of South Asian origin live in Europe. Half of this population is likely to develop T2D. Moreover, its onset will be at a younger age and it will be more detrimental to cardiovascular health than in European origin populations. Consequently, the need to halt the T2D epidemic among these populations is a priority in many Member States. The evidence base for effective prevention in these groups is limited, but growing. A small number of recently conducted trials have given important insights into how to reduce the T2D risk of these groups, starting with people with pre-diabetes. Overall, the effectiveness of these behavioural interventions has been modest, and seems to be lower than observed in European origin populations. The aim of the proposed project, InPreSD-SA, is to build on the findings of these recent trials in order to accelerate knowledge production and the process of implementation of research findings by bringing together European experts in this field. The focus will be dietary behaviour. We plan to conduct in-depth analyses of the findings from these trials and other interventions studies with particular focus on the behavioural strategies employed. Our analysis will include consideration of the role of the environment in supporting healthy behaviour. Furthermore, we will critically evaluate dietary goals employed in current behavioural interventions, for different subgroups of the population. The findings from these analyses will specify HOW to support South Asian people in the uptake and maintenance of a healthy diet and WHAT to focus on. InPreSD-SA will be a coordinated effort to target the excessive risk for T2D in South Asian populations in Europe. The results will considerably advance our ability to address this major health challenge.
Start date: 01/09/2015 - End date: 31/08/2018

Call: Call for Proposals for Projects 2014