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Second Programme of Community action in the Field of Health 2008-2013
"Active Ageing citizens at the center of EU health policy".6th European Patients' Rights Day [Active Ageing & health policy]
The proposed European Conference, which will take place in the framework of the 6th European Patients` Rights Day aims at reaching the following objectives:

GENERAL OBJECTIVES:
1. increase awareness ...
The proposed European Conference, which will take place in the framework of the 6th European Patients` Rights Day aims at reaching the following objectives:

GENERAL OBJECTIVES:
1. increase awareness and information on the active participation of ageing citizens in the enforcement of their patients` rights in all EU countries with their double role of:
- empowered patients who know how to manage their own disease and how to deal with the health care system
- active citizens who act in the community (through trainings, self-help, empowerment of other old people, etc.) and participate in the governance of health-care systems.

2. demonstrate how the active role of "empowered ageing patients/users" can contribute to face the challenges resulting from the crisis of the European social and "demographic" model, maintaining the health care universalism.

3. promote the active participation of ageing people in health-care policy and services in order to enhance well-being in old age and avoid that diseases can be cause of their (and their families) social exclusion.

SPECIFIC OBJECTIVES:
1. bring together a wide range of stakeholders throughout Europe:
- to reflect on what is currently being done regarding ageing patients` rights
- to discuss how the involvement of ageing patients/users in citizens` organisations dealing with health, can contribute to the well-being of the whole community, as well as to a better management of the crisis faced by healthcare services in all EU countries.

2. contribute, thanks to the collection and sharing of best practices from all EU countries:
- to the development and/or improvement of public policies for the active involvement of ageing patients/users in the health policy and for the empowerment of ageing patients/users
- to reveal the concrete benefits of this approach.

3. promote a broader alliance between citizens` and patients` organisations as well as with other important health care stakeholders such as health professional (doctors, nurses, pharmacists) health institutions, health care structures etc., identifying together Guidelines that can be used at European and national level.

Start date: 11/05/2012 - End date: 11/05/2013

Call: Generate And Disseminate Health Information And Knowledge (Hi-2010)
Topic: Elderly
Second Programme of Community action in the Field of Health 2008-2013
Advancing Care Coordination & TeleHealth Deployment Programme [ACT]
Coordinated Care (CC) & TeleHealth (TH) services have the potential to deliver quality care to chronically ill patients. These systems can reduce economic burden of chronic care & maximise delivery of...
Coordinated Care (CC) & TeleHealth (TH) services have the potential to deliver quality care to chronically ill patients. These systems can reduce economic burden of chronic care & maximise delivery of clinical support, despite shortage of skilled professionals within European healthcare systems. The value of TH services is highlighted in the Cochrane Review 2010 by Inglis et al on Telemonitoring in HF & COPD Cochrane Review 2011 by McLean et al, & the Whole System Demonstrator (WSD) findings announced in Dec. 2011.
CC&TH services have not yet progressed substantially beyond pilots & test installations. Such services require new behaviours, routines & ways of working directed at improving health outcomes, administrative efficiency, cost effectiveness & user experience (patient & health professional). Translating evidence into practice is complex & requires significant organisational change, ss well as overcoming related barriers.
The ACT programme is the first of its kind, in line with EIP objectives of deploying integrated care for chronically ill patients.
Start date: 15/02/2012 - End date: 15/10/2014

Call: Promote Health (Hp-2012)
Topic: Elderly
Second Programme of Community action in the Field of Health 2008-2013
European Health and Life Expectancy Information System [EHLEIS]
The Healthy Life Years (HLY) indicator is a Summary Measure of Population Health (SMPH) indicating the number of remaining years that a person is expected to live free of disability. HLY was included ...
The Healthy Life Years (HLY) indicator is a Summary Measure of Population Health (SMPH) indicating the number of remaining years that a person is expected to live free of disability. HLY was included as a Structural Indicator in 2005 with the main purpose to monitor health trends and gaps in Europe.
The objective is to increase the utility of HLY through the consolidation and further development of the EHLEIS information system, increased comparability with US and Japanese SMPH and greater use by MS in national policy-making. The JA will: (i) compute and disseminate HLY through an online information system and annual country reports, (ii) monitor EU trends in LE and HE to identify public health priorities, (iii) develop methods for computing comparable HE by socio-economic status, (iv) contribute towards identifying the main determinants of healthy life in Europe,(v) integrate the former Task Force on Health Expectancies (TFHE) into an annual meeting to further engage MS with HLY, and (vi)propose a blue print for a common international SMPH with the US and Japan.

Start date: 21/04/2011 - End date: 21/06/2014

Call: Generate And Disseminate Health Information And Knowledge (Hi-2010)
Topic: Elderly
Second Programme of Community action in the Field of Health 2008-2013
Active Ageing with Type 2 Diabetes as Model for the Development and Implementation of Innovative Chronic Care Management in Europe [MANAGE-CARE]
General Objective:
MANAGE-CARE aims to prevent costly complications and frailty in elderly with type 2 diabetes, enabling them to live independent, healthy and active lives as long as possible. This...
General Objective:
MANAGE-CARE aims to prevent costly complications and frailty in elderly with type 2 diabetes, enabling them to live independent, healthy and active lives as long as possible. This will be achieved by driving innovation and change in the current treatment approach, shifting from diabetes management (disease-specific care trajectory) to chronic care management (non-disease focused model). A roadmap for implementation of the model will be developed, providing also guidelines for development of chronic care models in a broader context.

Start date: 23/05/2013 - End date: 23/05/2016

Call: Promote Health (Hp-2012)
Topic: Elderly
Second Programme of Community action in the Field of Health 2008-2013
Fighting against the Alzheimers's disease and related disorders [Presidency 2008]
The general objective of the conference is to get a high level political commitment at the EU level to fight against the Alzheimer`s disease and related disorders which is a major public health threat...
The general objective of the conference is to get a high level political commitment at the EU level to fight against the Alzheimer`s disease and related disorders which is a major public health threat.
Start date: 30/10/2008 - End date: 30/08/2009
Keywords : [ Alzheimer ] [ Elderly ]

Call: Promote Health (Hp-2008)
Topic: Elderly