Health education / Projects

Second Programme of Community action in the Field of Health 2008-2013
Promotion of young people’s mental health through technology-enhanced personalization of care [PRO-YOUTH]
The general objective of PRO-YOUTH is the promotion of mental health of young people aged 15 to 25 through personalized stepped care integrating prevention, early diagnosis, immediate intervention and...
The general objective of PRO-YOUTH is the promotion of mental health of young people aged 15 to 25 through personalized stepped care integrating prevention, early diagnosis, immediate intervention and appropriate management of eating disorder (ED) related mental health problems. Specifically, the project aims at the improvement of young people`s quality of life, by reducing the number of individuals affected by ED and minimizing the burden and duration of suffering for those affected. Moreover, PRO-YOUTH focuses on reducing inequalities, reaching underserved populations, and de-stigmatising mental disorders by psychoeducation and peer support. Young people`s self-management skills are strengthened and they are encouraged to seek the best and most effective health care assistance. The inclusion of different settings, contexts, and stakeholders together with the respective capacity building will provide a knowledge base that better enables young people and their health care providers to adopt proven strategies to promote mental health and prevent mental illness.
Start date: 01/04/2011 - End date: 01/04/2014

Call: Promote Health (Hp-2010)
Topic: Health education
First Programme of Community action in the field of public health (2003-2008)
Implementation of EUDAP Project (European Drug Addiction Prevention trial) at a population level [EUDAP 2]
Project overall objective is to prevent the transmission of HIV and other infections in high-risk group and bridging population in project area. Whereas project purpose is to develop and strengthen sp...
Project overall objective is to prevent the transmission of HIV and other infections in high-risk group and bridging population in project area. Whereas project purpose is to develop and strengthen specially targeted network of LTCs for HIV/AIDS prevention among IDUs and bridging population in the project area by addressing issues of awareness on HIV and other infections and decreasing risk behaviour of target groups.

Start date: 01/05/2006 - End date: 01/01/2010

Call: Health Determinants (Hd 2005)
Topic: Health education
First Programme of Community action in the field of public health (2003-2008)
The State of Reproductive Health and Fertility in the European Union [REPRODUCTIVE HEALTH REPORT]
To create a comprehensive report that describes the current state of sexual and reproductive health (SRH) in men and women, including fertility, within the EU.
Start date: 01/06/2008 - End date: 01/06/2011

Call: Health Information (Hi 2007)
Topic: Health education
Second Programme of Community action in the Field of Health 2008-2013
Mobile Sexuality - towards a new European strategy in sex education and prevention of STDs [SAFESEX]
To empower European youth by giving them access to high quality sex education and a downloadable mobile guide with the latest information on sexuality and STIs at their fingertips, thus enabling them ...
To empower European youth by giving them access to high quality sex education and a downloadable mobile guide with the latest information on sexuality and STIs at their fingertips, thus enabling them to make qualified and informed choices in their everyday lives about sexuality. The ambition is to make youth able to better understand their own as well as others` sexuality, and be more accepting of themselves and tolerant of others, in addition to enabling them to avoid situations that may escalate to sexual bullying or abuse or simply unprotected sex. Hopefully this will make young people more comfortable with themselves and around others, and able to avoid STIs and unplanned pregnancies.
Ultimately, the goals are to achieve lower prevalence of STIs and unplanned pregnancies, as well as to demonstrate to the European health professional sector the efficiency of the open and candid approach to sexual health education.
Start date: 01/06/2010 - End date: 01/06/2012

Call: Promote Health (Hp-2009)
Topic: Health education
Second Programme of Community action in the Field of Health 2008-2013
"Healthy and Active Ageing: Our challenge" [HealthAge]
Objectives: the three main objectives of the conference, along with the pillars of the 2nd Health Programme are the following:

1. Explore the conditions and capitalise on existing experiences (policy...
Objectives: the three main objectives of the conference, along with the pillars of the 2nd Health Programme are the following:

1. Explore the conditions and capitalise on existing experiences (policy, legal, technological, financial and organisational) necessary for high-quality and safe healthcare for an ageing population. The conference will present and discuss innovative models enabling healthy and active ageing through improved access to care and social support structures. The purpose of the conference is to connect scientific know how with models of practical implementation introducing innovative holistic approaches bringing together users, knowledge institutes, the private sector and public authorities in a structured way. Healthcare policies in Ageing rely on innovative healthcare models, which are both cost-efficient and user adapted. Eindhoven as a likely EIP AHA reference site (one of five selected), has ample experience with such implementation models.

2. Discuss approaches to increase the participation of an ageing population in socio-economic activities, comprising supporting policy framework with public-private partnership constellations. Holistic models will be discussed to support preventive measures which increase the healthy life years will be presented and discussed. One of the problems faced at the moment is user acceptance and user friendliness of policies and applications and products. Through Co Creation models and concepts a more demand driven approach can be organised bringing together all relevant stakeholders from the very beginning of processes through so called testing activities in Living Labs

3. Identify and disseminate best practices, information and knowledge on health issues including models supporting innovative and safe health care for elderly and social inclusion initiatives. Also to strengthen various clusters and networks, also linking in with the dissemination activities under various EU cooperation projects. One of the reference projects will be the NWE Health Cluster on Ageing but also the RECAP project which is a very good example of a regional integrated Care Portal being set up.

In the conference the following themes will be highlighted:
o Implementation / organization perspective: highlighting best practice and innovative approaches and models in the organization, planning, management and evaluation, e.g. the shared services concept where different players in care, cure and wellbeing institutions as well as municipalities work together
o Policy, regulatory and governance perspective: framework and models supporting healthy and active ageing, including public-private-partnership models and healthcare policies
o Safety perspective: Health care data systems (e.g. patient files)
o Financial perspective: financing services, including the recourse to volunteering schemes with non-paid care services from family members or other volunteers and increasing the economic and volunteering activities of an ageing population
o Patients’ perspective: adapting healthcare to patients’ needs, e.g. programmes, regimes and approaches to stimulate physical exercises, a healthy diet, safe home environment, social interaction to improve the physical and mental well-being

Start date: 01/06/2014 - End date: 01/06/2015

Call: Generate And Disseminate Health Information And Knowledge (Hi-2013)
Topic: Health education