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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)
DETERMINANTS OF SUCCESSFUL IMPLEMENTATION OF SELECTIVE PREVENTION OF CARDIO-METABOLIC DISEASES ACROSS EUROPE [SPIM EU]
The SPIM EU project aims at contributing to the reduction of cardio-metabolic morbidity and mortality in EU Member States by establishing the feasibility of implementing innovative selective preventio...
The SPIM EU project aims at contributing to the reduction of cardio-metabolic morbidity and mortality in EU Member States by establishing the feasibility of implementing innovative selective prevention actions in primary care. In addition, the SPIM EU project will provide a toolbox for tailoring selective prevention actions in all EU Member States. The evidence based guideline of the Dutch College of General Practitioners represents an innovative approach for efficiently implementing selective prevention by a stepwise identification process of persons at high risk in the general population. However, successful implementation of this approach in EU Member States with different health care systems calls for tailoring of this action.The SPIM EU project includes five Work Packages (WP4-WP8), in addition to three horizontal Work Packages. WP4 includes the mapping of existing selective prevention programs in all EU Member States, and their strengths and weaknesses. In WP5 a systematic literature review will be conducted to summarize the knowledge from the literature about facilitating and hampering factors in implementing selective prevention programs and to identify determinants of their uptake and compliance. WP6 includes a survey among primary health care professionals and a sample of the general population in five EU Member States [SWE, DNK, NLD, CZE, GRE] to gain more insight into the task perceptions and attitudes towards selective prevention actions. In WP7 the results of WP4-WP6 will be collated and synthesized into tailored designs for implementing selective prevention actions (inspired by the Dutch guideline) in the five fore-mentioned EU Member States with the aim to test their feasibility. The feasibility tests are the core element of WP8. This will result in a toolbox of measures to tailor the implementation of selective prevention actions in all EU Member States taking their respective social, cultural, political and health care system contexts into account
Start date: 01/05/2015 - End date: 31/07/2018

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