Chronic Diseases / Projects

Second Programme of Community action in the Field of Health 2008-2013
European Haemophilia Network [EUHANET]
The objective of this project is to establish the European Haemophilia Network (EUHANET) to harmonise and improve the care received by European citizens with inherited bleeding disorders. The European...
The objective of this project is to establish the European Haemophilia Network (EUHANET) to harmonise and improve the care received by European citizens with inherited bleeding disorders. The European Health Professionals and Patient Organisations will work together to enhance the quality of the delivered care. Criteria will be developed for the definition of levels of care provided by haemophilia centres and these will be applied to centres throughout Europe. A new public Haemophilia Central website will provide all the information relevant to patients with inherited bleeding disorders and their carers. EUHANET will also support collaboration between the expanded and developed pharmacovigilance system, the European Haemophilia Safety Surveillance System (EUHASS), and the new prospective Rare Bleeding Disorders Database (RBDD).
Start date: 01/06/2012 - End date: 01/12/2015

Call: Promote Health (Hp-2010)
Topic: Chronic Diseases
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: Chronic Diseases
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
Topic: Chronic Diseases
First Programme of Community action in the field of public health (2003-2008)
European Health and Life Expectancy Information System (EHLEIS) [EHLEIS]
The project aims to monitor and explore gender gaps and inequalities in health expectancies between EU Member States and identify explanatory factors for convergent or divergent trends.
Start date: 01/07/2007 - End date: 01/07/2010

Call: Health Information (Hi 2006)
Topic: Chronic Diseases
First Programme of Community action in the field of public health (2003-2008)
Electronic standard coding and mapping of services for long-term care [eDESDE-LTC]
eDESDE-LTC aims at developing an operational system for coding, mapping and comparing services for long-term care (LTC) across EU. The system will include
- standard classification of main types of ...
eDESDE-LTC aims at developing an operational system for coding, mapping and comparing services for long-term care (LTC) across EU. The system will include
- standard classification of main types of care for persons with LTC needs,
- an instrument for mapping and standard descriptions of services,
- a webpage,
- a training package.

Start date: 01/07/2008 - End date: 01/02/2011

Call: Health Information (Hi 2007)
Topic: Chronic Diseases