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3rd Health Programme (2014-2020)
Supporting health coordination, assessments, planning, access to health care and capacity building in Member States under particular migratory pressure (SH-CAPAC) [SH-CAPAC]
The general objective of the project is to support EU Member States (MS) under particular migratory pressure in their response to health related challenges. Specific objectives of the project are to s...
The general objective of the project is to support EU Member States (MS) under particular migratory pressure in their response to health related challenges. Specific objectives of the project are to support MS’s coordination, assessments, planning of a public health response, fostering access to health care and capacity building efforts through training of health workers. Target countries are Bulgaria, Croatia, Greece, Hungary, Italy, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia (first arrival and transit countries); Austria, Belgium, Denmark, France, Germany, Malta, Sweden, The Netherlands (traditional destination countries); and Portugal, Poland, Spain (new destination countries). The ultimate beneficiaries are registered and unregistered refugees asylum seekers and other migrants, while direct beneficiaries are the health systems of each EU MS and their health workers. The project will contribute to meeting the objectives and priorities of the Annual Work Programme 2015. SH-CAPAC is being submitted by 7 European health institutions, 6 of them have developed the EU-funded MEM-TP project under the same lead institution (EASP, Spain). The partners will function as a collective entity for developing the necessary instruments and tools through a division of labour; carrying out regional advocacy and capacity building activities; conducting site visits to target countries for specific technical assistance; coordination activities with national health authorities and other relevant national stakeholders as well as with relevant international organisations and the EU. The project comprises 6 WP -including different tools and instruments to be developed- which are organized as a set of processes that will be structured as complementary, intertwined and synergistic streams of work, mutually reinforcing each other. They are intended primarily to support MS to strengthen their health systems for addressing the health needs of the refugee, asylum seekers and other migrant populations.
Start date: 01/01/2016 - End date: 31/12/2016

Call: Support Member States under particular migratory pressure in their response to health related challenges
Topic: Health Care
3rd Health Programme (2014-2020)
Improving health care for adults and children with intellectual disabilities. [SOEEF2016]
Official WHO statistics show that people with intellectual disabilities have a poorer overall health status, have lower educational access, experience barriers in daily life, particularly in access to...
Official WHO statistics show that people with intellectual disabilities have a poorer overall health status, have lower educational access, experience barriers in daily life, particularly in access to health care and health education [SEC(2006)410]. Key risk factors for poor health issues have been documented such as no specialized disability training for health professionals, a lack of physical activity, limited access to basic health care services, and an overall lack of understanding on Intellectual Disability by the medical/clinical community.
In summary we can point out that people with intellectual disabilities*:

• have a wide range of chronic and acute health issues and conditions. In many instances, more frequent and severe symptoms than the general population.
• are twice as likely to have significant visual problems and at much younger age.
• are hardly ever engaged in vigorous physical activity and find it difficult to make themselves understood when speaking with health professionals.
• health conditions are may be similar to the general population, the impacts can be greater on those with ID.
• Experience higher mortality rates as a result of higher rates of cardiovascular diseases.

The general objective of SOEEF is to provide year around training and competition as well as well-being and health care initiatives for athletes across the EU 28.Furthermore the goal is to expand the network of trained coaches and health care professionals through training model, seminars and meetings. The ultimate goal is to engage more athlete, families, service providers and further stakeholders into Special Olympics programs to guaranty the growth of sport, well-being and health opportunities throughout the EUan as well as have positive impact on health and well-being of people with ID in general.

Start date: 01/01/2016 - End date: 31/12/2016

Call: Health Programme Adhoc Call for invited (named) beneficiaries
Topic: Health Care