UNIVERSITAT DE VALENCIA [ UVEG ]

AVENIDA BLASCO IBANEZ 13 46010 VALENCIA - Spain

Involved in the following projects during the 3rd programme

3rd Health Programme (2014-2020)
Personalised Knowledge Transfer and Access to Tailored Evidence-Based Assets on Integrated Care: SCIROCCO Exchange [SCIROCCO Exchange]
The project builds upon the preliminary achievements of the B3 Action Group on Integrated Care of the European Innovation Partnership on Active and Healthy Ageing (EIP on AHA) that first developed the...
The project builds upon the preliminary achievements of the B3 Action Group on Integrated Care of the European Innovation Partnership on Active and Healthy Ageing (EIP on AHA) that first developed the concept of the B3 Maturity Model. Through the activities of the EU Health Programme funded project SCIROCCO, the Model has been further refined and is supported by a validated online self-assessment tool for integrated care. The ambition of the SCIROCCO Exchange project is to maximise the value and impact of the Model and Tool. The purpose of this hub is to facilitate the process of “matching” the needs of the regions with existing evidence on integrated care, good practices, tools and guidelines and thus facilitate the learning and exchange of good practices. The project will deliver improved coding of available evidence on integrated care and make the learning readily available to potential adopters. The project also explores the readiness of local environment for the adoption of integrated care, using the SCIROCCO online self-assessment tool, in order to understand the local needs and the ground for the transition. This will serve as a basis to design a tailored capacity-building approach and personalised assistance to national and regional health and social care authorities. The project will capture the learning from the process of transferability and knowledge transfer in order to inform improvement planning for integrated care. Finally, the project will also be an opportunity to explore the potential expansion of the SCIROCCO Maturity Model and its online self-assessment tool for integrated care to other relevant areas of active and healthy ageing.
Start date: 01/01/2019 - End date: 31/05/2022

Call: Call for Proposals for Projects 2018
Topic: Scaling up integrated care
3rd Health Programme (2014-2020)
Evidence-Based Guidance to Scale-up Integrated Care in Europe [VIGOUR]
VIGOUR will effectively support care authorities in progressing the transformation of their health and care systems to provide sustainable models for integrated care which will facilitate identificati...
VIGOUR will effectively support care authorities in progressing the transformation of their health and care systems to provide sustainable models for integrated care which will facilitate identification of good practice and scaling-up. This will be achieved through the delivery of an evidence-based integrated care support programme designed to understand and guide 16 care authorities through a staged process of analysis, advice on good practice and training in care system capacity and capability building and implementation approaches at the operational, organisational and strategic levels of stakeholders involved in different localities throughout Europe. In practice, care authorities will be supported in focussing their care integration ambitions, in operationally preparing the implementation of good practice suitably aligned to any prevailing local circumstances, and finally in rolling out these practices to at least one percent of their overall target population in the framework of local scaling-up projects as an integral part of project plans. Knowledge exchange and mutual learning throughout this process will be enhanced by a twinning scheme bringing together VIGOUR “pioneer” care authorities with “followers”. Further care authorities will benefit from the experiences gained by the VIGOUR participants throughout the staged scaling-up process in terms of dedicated webinar and podcast programmes.
Start date: 01/01/2019 - End date: 30/06/2022

Call: Call for Proposals for Projects 2018
Topic: Scaling up integrated care
3rd Health Programme (2014-2020)
SCALING INTEGRATED CARE IN CONTEXT [SCIROCCO]
Grounded in the extensive experience of the European Innovation Partnership on Active and Healthy Ageing (EIP on AHA), SCIROCCO aims to provide a validated and tested tool that facilitates the success...
Grounded in the extensive experience of the European Innovation Partnership on Active and Healthy Ageing (EIP on AHA), SCIROCCO aims to provide a validated and tested tool that facilitates the successful scaling-up and transfer of good practices in integrated care across European regions. SCIROCCO will specifically focus on successful local interventions (good practices) that have demonstrated significant benefits to citizens, communities and service providers and that feature moving towards community-based, integrated health and social care service models.SCIROCCO will deliver an assessment of the contextual requirements necessary for the scale-up of these interventions and the capacity of regions to adopt them. SCIROCCO will also compare the readiness of five European regions to adopt good practices in the provision of integrated care, to demonstrate the effectiveness of the tool in practice.SCIROCCO explores how matching regions that have complementary strengths and weaknesses can deliver two major benefits: a strong basis for successful twinning and coaching that facilitates shared learning and effective knowledge transfer; and practical support for the scaling-up of good practices that promote active and healthy ageing and participation in the community.Finally, SCIROCCO captures the lessons learned from twinning, coaching and knowledge transfer activities as a significant contribution to supporting the broader implementation and scaling-up of local integrated care interventions in Europe, in line with the European Commission's 'European Scaling-up Strategy in Active & Healthy Ageing'.
Start date: 01/04/2016 - End date: 30/11/2018

Call: Call for Proposals for Projects 2015
Topic: Support for the implementation and scaling up of good practices in the areas of integrated care, frailty prevention, adherence to medical plans and age-friendly communities
3rd Health Programme (2014-2020)
Frailty management Optimisation through EIP AHA Commitments and Utilisation of Stakeholders input [FOCUS]
Our purpose is to critically reduce the burden of frailty in Europe by assisting those partners within the European Innovation Partnership for Active Healthy Ageing (EIPAHA) with commitments focusing ...
Our purpose is to critically reduce the burden of frailty in Europe by assisting those partners within the European Innovation Partnership for Active Healthy Ageing (EIPAHA) with commitments focusing on early diagnosis/screening and/or management of frailty to achieve scalability. We have selected EIPAHA because it constitutes a critical instrument for the EU and because it composes the widest representation of initiatives about frailty in Europe.
Our project offers both a service and a network. The service consists of evidence-based guidelines to critically help the selected group of partners to satisfactorily achieve their goals. The network intends to prolong the service in the long term.
To achieve that purpose (WP4) we will define the roadmap, in that we will i) describe the state of art (review of the scientific literature), ii) get a picture of the status of the affected commitments within EIPAHA (barriers, enablers, etc.), and iii) obtain information of the needs of stakeholders. With this real-world landscape in hand, WP5 will define indicators and use a scientifically sound method, comparative effectiveness research, to draw conclusions regarding the most adequate and customized approach to assist commitments in achieving success. Inequalities, cultural conditions or cross-border issues will be considered as representative of the diversity in Europe. Guidelines and toolkits will be issued with the perspective of sustainability. WP6 will constitute the “Platform for Knowledge Exchange” (PKE), which will both facilitate and perpetuate exchange between partners and stakeholders to achieve synergies and guide progression. PKE will act as a repository and as an instrument for dissemination too. WP7 will be a practical test to verify the usability and performance of guidelines in real EIPAHA commitments.
Relevance derives from the wide prevalence of frailty in Europe, consistently the focus throughout the work programme.

Start date: 01/05/2015 - End date: 30/04/2018

Call: Call for Proposals for Projects 2014
Topic: Adherence, frailty, integrated care and multi-chronic conditions
3rd Health Programme (2014-2020)
Social Engagement Framework for Addressing the Chronic-disease-challenge [SEFAC]
SEFAC supports the actions in the European regions, in alignment with national/EU efforts to reduce the burden of major chronic disease and to increase the sustainability of health systems. SEFAC fost...
SEFAC supports the actions in the European regions, in alignment with national/EU efforts to reduce the burden of major chronic disease and to increase the sustainability of health systems. SEFAC fosters the involvement of volunteers in a broad community approach initiated by social and health care. The focus of SEFAC is on positive health, prevention, empowerment and self-management, using group and individual approaches, face-to-face and online, supported by user friendly ICT tools.

Four regions in varied European countries will actively participate as SEFAC pilot sites. Citizens of circa 50 years and older, who have a major chronic disease or who want to prevent chronic disease, and social/health professionals, pharmacists and volunteers will co-create communities for the promotion of health, and prevention and (self) management of chronic diseases.

In 4 pilot regions (Rijeka in Croatia, Treviso in Italy, Rotterdam in the Netherlands, and Cornwall in the UK), a total of 1000 citizens (250 per pilot) will be involved through community meetings. In total 360 participants (90 per pilot) will actively participate in a range of prevention and disease management activities; i.e. a series of group activities in addition to individual (volunteer reinforced) care pathways and the use of ICT tools. Stakeholders in the 4 pilot regions will be trained to implement prevention and self-management activities with help of volunteers using a ‘Social engagement toolkit’.

We will apply the CDC-Framework for Program Evaluation including the perspectives of the end-users (citizens who want to prevent/self-manage chronic disease), as well as social/health care providers, pharmacists, volunteers and other stakeholders; a cost-effectiveness analysis will be performed. Using the learnings of this project, a SEFAC toolbox for implementation in European regions will be developed, including policy briefs providing policy makers and public authorities with key points for action.
Start date: 01/05/2017 - End date: 30/04/2021

Call: Call for Proposals for Projects 2016
Topic: Support to Member States and stakeholders to address the chronic disease challenge
3rd Health Programme (2014-2020)
Strengthen Community Based Care to minimize health inequalities and improve the integration of vulnerable migrants and refugees into local communities [Mig-HealthCare]
Mig-HealthCare will produce a roadmap to effective community based care models to improve physical and mental health care services, support the inclusion and participation of migrants and refugees in ...
Mig-HealthCare will produce a roadmap to effective community based care models to improve physical and mental health care services, support the inclusion and participation of migrants and refugees in European communities and reduce health inequalities. Through the roadmap Mig-HealthCare will test implementation feasibility of community based care models in different settings and countries through pilot testing and assessment. Mig-HealthCare responds to all the current Work Program priorities and especially to the ones regarding the creation of innovative, efficient and sustainable health systems and facilitating access to better and safer healthcare services. Mig-HealthCare implements a participatory approach and recognizes differences between refugee/migrant groups and MS. The roadmap and toolbox will include guidelines and tools using ICT technology to reorient health care services to a community level. It will create networks of cooperation on all aspects that influence community health care including mental health and community integration characteristics. The project methodology is participatory and includes focus groups/interviews and surveys with all the target groups (vulnerable migrants/refugees, service providers, local community stakeholders), review of the current state of the art, collection and assessment of best practice, the development of an algorithm & prediction model, pilot implementation and creation of evidence based guidance and recommendations. Mig-HealthCare will: (1) Describe the current physical and mental health profile of vulnerable migrants/refugees including needs, expectations and capacities of service providers (2) Develop a comprehensive roadmap/toolbox for the implementation of community based care models including prediction models, best practice examples, algorithms and tailored made health and mental health materials (3) Pilot test and assess community care models and produce guidance and recommendations.
Start date: 01/05/2017 - End date: 30/06/2020

Call: Call for Proposals for Projects 2016
Topic: Migrants’ health: Best practices in care provision for vulnerable migrants and refugees
3rd Health Programme (2014-2020)
ENHANCING HEALTH SYSTEMS SUSTAINABILITY BY PROVIDING COST-EFFICIENCY DATA OF EVIDENCED BASED INTERVENTIONS FOR CHRONIC MANAGEMENT IN STRATIFIED POPULATION BASED ON CLINICAL SOCIO-ECONOMIC DETERMINAN [EFFICHRONIC]
EFFICHRONIC project aims to provide evidence on the positive return of investment and relevant data on cost-efficiency of the application of the CDSMP in 5 different European countries (France, Italy,...
EFFICHRONIC project aims to provide evidence on the positive return of investment and relevant data on cost-efficiency of the application of the CDSMP in 5 different European countries (France, Italy, The Netherlands, Spain & UK) paying special attention to those factors (health & medical related but also social, cultural, economic) linked with a higher burden of chronic disorders in European society.
Five specific objectives have been defined: 1) To carry out multidimensional analysis and elaborate stratification methodologies to identify vulnerable groups/individuals in the 5 countries/regions involved, in order to maximize the impact of the CDSMP when implemented; 2) To design specific strategies to reach the targeted individual/groups in order to involve them in the program implementation; 3) To implement the programme in the 5 regions countries, including the appropriate actions to involve at least 500 individuals of the stratified/identified populations in each setting (N=2500); 4) To generate a comprehensive framework for the impact assessment (including cost-efficiency and health economics assessemnt) and implement specific methodologies to provide evidence-based comparative data on the positive return of the investment in such preventive and management empowerment programmes in a specific population; 5) To elaborate on the conclusions obtained to define policy recommendations and concrete guidelines to contribute to the scaling up of EFFICHRONIC methodology and intervention strategy to other regions and countries in Europe
Start date: 01/06/2017 - End date: 30/11/2020

Call: Call for Proposals for Projects 2016
Topic: Support to Member States and stakeholders to address the chronic disease challenge
3rd Health Programme (2014-2020)
Appropriate care paths for frail elderly patients: a comprehensive model [APPCARE]
Ageing problems are a common challenge for Europe and health systems: higher frail population in need of long term care, chronic conditions requiring complex response from a wide range of health profe...
Ageing problems are a common challenge for Europe and health systems: higher frail population in need of long term care, chronic conditions requiring complex response from a wide range of health professionals, often characterized by fragmented and not appropriated care.
+65 patients access to ER more frequently; they stay longer to ER usually ending into ordinary admission, with an increasing risks of hospital-related adverse outcomes.
APPCARE project aims at creating a new model for the management of frail elderly people including
-standardized application of Comprehensive Geriatric Assessment (CGA)
-homogeneous and coordinated care pathway, shared among all the involved care givers, traced by the geriatrician on the basis of CGA and performed through the establishment of a care management program
particular hospital admission care path for +75 patients, with short intensive observation period
-close link hospital-territorial care
-frailty prevention program
to demonstrate how an innovative and comprehensive management of complex and co-morbid clinical situations, may maintain patient’s functional status in its clinical trajectory, optimizing health care systems. APPCARE will design the model on the basis of best practices already tested in the involved territories, to evaluate scalability of these existing strategies.
Relevance to 3^ Health Progr.: APPCARE model is built up in order to achieve a complete and coordinated standard of care for frail patients, where all the involved caregivers agree and follow a homogeneous care path traced by geriatric specialist. This is perfectly in line with the addressed topic, reflecting the EIPAHA strategic plan.
It answers the calls for
better cooperation and communication between primary healthcare professionals and geriatric professionals to deal with problems of frailty and comorbidity
reduction of unnecessary hospitalization and prevention of the related adverse outcomes
early diagnosis and screening for frailty risk facto
Start date: 01/07/2015 - End date: 30/06/2019

Call: Call for Proposals for Projects 2014
Topic: Adherence, frailty, integrated care and multi-chronic conditions
3rd Health Programme (2014-2020)
Joint Action on Rare Cancers [JARC]
This Joint Action on Rare Cancers (JARC) will be aimed at:

1. prioritising rare cancers (RCs) in the agenda of the Europe (EU) and Member States;
2. developing innovative and shared solutions for ...
This Joint Action on Rare Cancers (JARC) will be aimed at:

1. prioritising rare cancers (RCs) in the agenda of the Europe (EU) and Member States;
2. developing innovative and shared solutions for European Reference Networks (ERNs) on RCs, in the areas of quality of care, innovation, education and state of the art definition on prevention, diagnosis and treatment.
The objectives of JARC will be achieved by creating a platform for competent national authorities as well as institutions, scientific and professional societies and patient organisations, to produce consensus-based recommendations, with a special view to the new ERNs, seen as a great opportunity for improvement of RC patient outcomes in the EU.
Following the results of the RARECARE project, all the 12 families of RCs will be considered. Consensus-based recommendations about RCs will be provided to improve: 1) epidemiological surveillance of RCs; 2) quality of healthcare, primarily through the new ERNs; 3) the availability of clinical practice guidelines on RCs; 4) innovation, also by optimizing clinical research regulations as well as practices and semantics regarding patient data and tissues; 5) medical and patient education; 6) health policy measures on RCs at the EU and national level; 7) patient empowerment (which will be pursued across all items dealt with by JARC). All EU stakeholders in the field of RCs and rare diseases will be involved.
JARC will carry forward the aims of the Third Health Programme by improving chances of EU RC patients to have access to appropriate healthcare, primarily through optimal shaping of ERNs. Thus, all this should result in reduced healthcare inequalities, increased innovation in health, increased sustainability of health systems, decreased health migration and reduction of gaps in rare cancers survival across EU countries.

Start date: 01/10/2016 - End date: 30/09/2019

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