Health Inequalities / Projects

3rd Health Programme (2014-2020)
ENSP - The Network - United for a Tobacco Free Europe [ENSP FY 2018-2021]
In Europe smoking inequalities are generally very large due to education, occupation and income level; smoking and other forms of tobacco consumption are considered the single most important cause of ...
In Europe smoking inequalities are generally very large due to education, occupation and income level; smoking and other forms of tobacco consumption are considered the single most important cause of preventable morbidity and premature mortality worldwide, with tobacco being the major single cause for premature deaths in the European Union (EU). Special Eurobarometer 458/2017 indicates that over a quarter (26%) of European citizens are currently smoking, and an increase in consumption amongst young people aged 15-24 is observed since 2014 (from 24% to 29%). Smoking within the EU is estimated to cause 700.000 deaths annually, half of which are among 35–69-year-olds. As smoking is responsible for half the difference in deaths across socio-economic groups, tobacco control has a major role to play in reducing health and social inequalities. Efforts to reduce tobacco-related deaths and illness in the EU are made by the newly adopted binding legislation, the Tobacco Products Directive (TPD), and the ongoing implementation of the WHO Framework Convention on Tobacco Control (FCTC).
ENSP plays a major role in the EU to prevent the tobacco industry from biasing and slowing down the tobacco control community effort. Key objectives for 2018-2021 are:
1. To assist and support at EU level the European Institutions with the complete implementation of tobacco control legislation, through the effective transposition and enforcement of the TPD (2014/40/EU) and the implementation of the WHO FCTC - through solid scientific evidence and awareness raising
2. To strengthen advocacy capacity at the EU MS National level, and more particularly to empower Civil Society organisations (Tobacco Control coalitions and NGOs), Policy Makers, academics, experts, etc.
3. To reduce health inequalities due to tobacco use at the micro level
4. To enhance the sustainability of ENSP to ensure the strategic long-term development, return on EU investment and continuation of activities post the 2018-2021 OG
Start date: 15/05/2018 - End date: 14/05/2022

Call: Operating grants 2018-2021
Topic: Health Inequalities
3rd Health Programme (2014-2020)
EUROPEAN PATIENTS' FORUM - OPERATING GRANT 2015-2017 [EPF FY 2015-2017]
EPF’s 2015-2017 Programme has two overarching objectives derived from the strategic goals defined in our 2014-2020 Strategic Plan.1. To strengthen the patient perspective and impact in EU health-rel...
EPF’s 2015-2017 Programme has two overarching objectives derived from the strategic goals defined in our 2014-2020 Strategic Plan.1. To strengthen the patient perspective and impact in EU health-related policy, programmes and decision-making through evidence-based, results-oriented advocacy2. To reinforce the capacity of patients and patients’ organisations to contribute effectively to better health and social care and to enhance their accountability and mutual solidarity.These will be achieved through targeted policy, communication, membership, capacity building and partnership activities and deliverables framed around two thematic priorities: patient empowerment and equitable access to quality care, reflecting the EPF Strategic Plan and stringent governance /consultation structure. Emphasis will also be placed on growing EPF’s youth group, the needs of patients from vulnerable groups and non-discrimination on the grounds of health. The WP 2015-17 will reflect the health-related priorities of the EU Institutions and contributes directly to the implementation of the 3rd Public Health Programme Objective 3, supporting public health capacity building and contributing to innovative, efficient, and sustainable health systems; and objective 4, facilitating access to better and safer healthcare. It contributes specifically to the implementation of key EU legislation on -cross-border healthcare, patient safety, pharmacovigilance falsified medicines, clinical trials and medical devices, as well as to the EU’s priorities on eHealth and HTA. Particular focus is given to supporting capacity of patient organisations to get involved in implementation processes at national level and obtaining feedback. We will collaborate closely with health stakeholder allies in the public health arena, mutually supporting relevant dossiers. The WP’s processes, outputs, and impact, measured against our two over-arching objectives and specific indicators will be evaluated on an on-going basis.
Start date: 16/12/2014 - End date: 15/12/2017

Call: Call for Proposals for Framework Partnership Agreement for Operating Grants 2014
Topic: Health Inequalities
3rd Health Programme (2014-2020)
European network to reduce vulnerabilities in health [Vulnerability NW]
The proposal creates a new, open ‘European network to reduce vulnerabilities in health’, bringing together NGOs and academic partners from 17 EU Member States and 2 EFTA/EEA countries. Our goal is...
The proposal creates a new, open ‘European network to reduce vulnerabilities in health’, bringing together NGOs and academic partners from 17 EU Member States and 2 EFTA/EEA countries. Our goal is to contribute to decreased EU-wide health inequalities and to more responsive health systems that are better equipped to deal with vulnerability factors that increase health inequalities.The economic crisis has demonstrated that everyone could be ‘vulnerable’ at a given moment in their life. Many members of ‘vulnerable groups’ such as (undocumented) migrants or asylum seekers, sex workers, drug users, Roma, the homeless etc. are actually quite resilient. Consequently, the concept of 'vulnerability' is more useful, inclusive and more precise than the term ‘vulnerable groups’. In order for health systems in Europe to be sustainable and resilient, they need to be able to cover the whole population without any gaps and effectively deal with multiple vulnerabilities.The founding members of the Network seek to gain greater capacity and skills through mutual learning about how to improve health service delivery, patient empowerment, common data collection and advocacy. As a result, people facing multiple vulnerabilities will get access to higher quality care in the health programmes run by Network members and the skills and knowledge they need to get easier access to good quality care in mainstream healthcare systems. The Network will undertake a common data collection process to generate robust data, analysed and validated by a leading epidemiologist. This data will be valuable for academics to review and acquire greater understanding about how vulnerabilities contribute to health inequalities. It will also be a new resource for local, regional, national and EU health authorities, enlarging the evidence base on reducing vulnerabilities in health and identifying ways that health systems could become more responsive and adapted.
Start date: 17/12/2014 - End date: 16/12/2017

Call: Call for Proposals for Framework Partnership Agreement for Operating Grants 2014
Topic: Health Inequalities
3rd Health Programme (2014-2020)
EPHA multi annual work program [EPHA FPA 2018-2021]
Proposal for annual OPG to support Europe's largest civil society public health network in core activities and actions in support of all of the objectives of the European Union 3rd Health Programme.

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Proposal for annual OPG to support Europe's largest civil society public health network in core activities and actions in support of all of the objectives of the European Union 3rd Health Programme.

EPHA will contribute to the realisation of all four objectives of the 3HP; EPHA activities for the period 2018-2021 will contribute to 20 of the 23 thematic priorities in Annex I of Regulation 282/2014.

The overarching objective driving EPHA’s entire policy and advocacy effort is: To promote good health and well-being, to reduce disease and health inequalities in European policies and programmes.
Operationalised by two further strategic objectives:
- Public health objectives and the reduction of health inequalities will be taken into account (‘mainstreamed’) through all relevant EU policies and programmes, with the EU institutions making a shift to a Governance for Health approach.
- EPHA generates new ideas to protect and improve public health, reduce health inequalities and ensure universal access to good quality care in sustainable health systems, and anchors them with European policy-makers.

The aims are further supported by specific objectives, followed by activities, milestones, deliverables and impact indicators for each of the priority work areas selected by the membership:
1.Prevention of chronic, non-communicable Diseases (incl food and agriculture, alcohol, tobacco )
2.Universal Access to Affordable Medicines
3.Action on Antimicrobial Resistance
4.Inclusive Digital Health
5.Healthy Trade Policy
6.Improving access to health/care for vulnerable groups (incl Roma)
7.Financing Public Health
8.Capacity building & Organisational Development (incl Solidarity Corps)

EPHA’s approach systematically mainstreams key concerns across all of these areas, including tackling health inequalities and improving access to healthcare, specific issues including mental health, health workforce, data protection, integrative care, children and youth and gender equality.
Start date: 28/05/2018 - End date: 27/05/2022

Call: Operating grants 2018-2021
Topic: Health Inequalities