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Second Programme of Community action in the Field of Health 2008-2013
Healthy Ageing Supported by Internet and the Community [HASIC]
HASIC aims to empower older people in Europe to adopt healthy lifestyles which include a healthy diet, physical activity, moderate alcohol consumption and social participation. Together with supportin...
HASIC aims to empower older people in Europe to adopt healthy lifestyles which include a healthy diet, physical activity, moderate alcohol consumption and social participation. Together with supporting older people on an individual level, HASIC aims to develop the quality and cost-effectiveness of services of older people by underlining peer-support, by promoting cooperation of regional service providers and by producing policy recommendations.

Specific objectives are: 1) To develop and pilot HASIC education and handbook for professionals and volunteers to support older people’s healthy lifestyles. 2) To develop and pilot health and well-being promoting peer group activities and mentoring for 65+ target group. 3) To develop and pilot the online platform, through which older people will get virtual support for obtaining or maintaining healthy lifestyle. 4) To promote regional cooperation between services providers in order to enhance the quality and cost-effectiveness of the services.

Start date: 01/01/2014 - End date: 01/07/2016
Keywords : [ Elderly ] [ Lifestyle ]

Call: Promote Health (Hp-2013)
Topic: Elderly
Second Programme of Community action in the Field of Health 2008-2013
Urban Health Centre 2.0: Integrated health and social care pathways, early detection of frailty, management of polypharmacy and prevention of falls for active and healthy ageing in European cities [UHC2.0]
Urban Health Centres 2.0 (UHC2.0) promote innovative integrated health and social care pathways, early detection of frailty, management of polypharmacy and prevention of falls for active and healthy a...
Urban Health Centres 2.0 (UHC2.0) promote innovative integrated health and social care pathways, early detection of frailty, management of polypharmacy and prevention of falls for active and healthy ageing in European cities. The general objective is to develop, implement, and evaluate the UHC2.0 in 5 varied European cities that will act as pilot site, in order to produce and disseminate a transferable and easily implementable model for the innovative UHC2.0. The UHC2.0 should be a platform for the realisation of the priorities of the European Innovation Partnership on Active and Healthy Ageing. In the whole project, a strong communication and optimal dissemination strategy will be realised.



Start date: 01/01/2014 - End date: 01/05/2017

Call: Promote Health (Hp-2013)
Topic: Elderly
Second Programme of Community action in the Field of Health 2008-2013
Strengthening occupational health professionals' capacities to improve the health of the ageing workforces. [e-CAPACIT8]
The general objective of the `e-CAPACIT8` project is to strengthen the capacities of European occupational health professionals (OHPs), so that they can facilitate the process of workers` ageing. The ...
The general objective of the `e-CAPACIT8` project is to strengthen the capacities of European occupational health professionals (OHPs), so that they can facilitate the process of workers` ageing. The primary objective is built on four specific objectives (SOs), namely:

SO 1: to analyse and review the state of the art of the European OHPs` training curricula;
SO 2: to identify and continuously enrol the biggest possible number of stakeholders in the project, throughout its duration;
SO 3: to develop training material for use through the platform;
SO 4: to launch the functional version of the e-learning platform and actively enrol active users.

It is believed that such a formulation of the SOs will foster coherent proceedings during the project, whereas their successful completion will warrant the achievement of the project`s overall aim.
Start date: 01/02/2013 - End date: 01/06/2016

Call: Promote Health (Hp-2012)
Topic: Elderly
Second Programme of Community action in the Field of Health 2008-2013
FEASIBILITY AND EFFECTIVENESS OF THE IMPLEMENTATION OF PROGRAMS TO SCREEN AND MANAGE FRAIL OLDER PATIENTS IN DIFFERENT CLINICAL SETTINGS. [FRAILCLINIC]
To assess the feasibility and effectiveness of programs designed to detect and manage frail older patients in high risk clinical settings, and to avoid functional impairment and other associated adver...
To assess the feasibility and effectiveness of programs designed to detect and manage frail older patients in high risk clinical settings, and to avoid functional impairment and other associated adverse outcomes. These high risk settings will be medical wards (cardiology, oncology/oncohaematology or nephrology), major surgery wards and Emergency Rooms.
As a consequence, our main aim is to improve the poor outcomes of frail older people previously undetected in settings of high risk. These main poor outcomes include functional decline, institutionalization, hospitalization and death, but also under/over or mismanagement driving to avoidable secondary effects of treatment among which include denial of treatment solely on the basis of age or, by opposite, overly aggressive handling for frail patients. This pathway of care should have a relevant impact on the sustainability of health and social systems by preventing functional decline (one of the culprits of the high costs)and avoiding unnecessary interventions and their undesired secondary effects.

Start date: 01/02/2014 - End date: 01/02/2017

Call: Promote Health (Hp-2013)
Topic: Elderly
Second Programme of Community action in the Field of Health 2008-2013
Using Multidimensional Prognostic Indices(MPI)to improve cost-effectiveness of interventions in multimorbid frail older persons. [MPI_AGE]
The project aims to use multidimensional prognostic indices(MPI)that predict survival, based on a Comprehensive Geriatric Assessment (CGA), to improve the cost-effectiveness of health interventions in...
The project aims to use multidimensional prognostic indices(MPI)that predict survival, based on a Comprehensive Geriatric Assessment (CGA), to improve the cost-effectiveness of health interventions in older individuals with multimorbidity and polypharmacy. The best setting-specific MPI-profile in which individual interventions are effective and reference models for allocate resources in healthcare will be identified to promote integrated care pathways of interventions.
The general objective is to reduce unnecessary use of health care resources according to appropriate and tailored, integrated multi-professional, planned interventions to the older subjects.


Start date: 01/02/2014 - End date: 01/02/2017

Call: Promote Health (Hp-2013)
Topic: Elderly