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Second Programme of Community action in the Field of Health 2008-2013
European Public Health Alliance [EPHA_FY2012]
EPHA is a change agent - Europe`s leading NGO advocating for better health. Our mission is to bring together the public health community to provide thought leadership and facilitate change; to build p...
EPHA is a change agent - Europe`s leading NGO advocating for better health. Our mission is to bring together the public health community to provide thought leadership and facilitate change; to build public health capacity to deliver equitable solutions to European public health challenges, to improve health and reduce health inequalities.

Our vision is of a Europe with universal good health and well-being, where all those living within our borders have access to a sustainable and high quality health system: A Europe whose policies and practices contribute to health, both within and beyond its borders.

Our values are: Equity, Solidarity, Sustainability, Universality, Diversity, Good Governance

EPHA`s work within the political and economic environment of the European Union is unique - bringing the voice of public health and the public interest into the policy-making arena, contributing to the delivery of the Health Strategy and advocating for citizens` health across policy areas in the Commission adds value to the institutional agenda and facilitates the decision-making process.
Start date: 01/01/2012 - End date: 01/01/2013

Call: Promote Health (Hp-2010)
Second Programme of Community action in the Field of Health 2008-2013
European Porphyria Network: providing better healthcare for patients and their families [APHP-EPNET_FY2012]
Our mission is to improve the lives of porphyria patients by improving the diagnosis and treatment of these rare conditions. EPNET has been funded by the EU Commission (DG SANCO, PHEA programme)since ...
Our mission is to improve the lives of porphyria patients by improving the diagnosis and treatment of these rare conditions. EPNET has been funded by the EU Commission (DG SANCO, PHEA programme)since 2007. The objective is to establish an effective network of specialist porphyria centres throughout the EU. Currently, EPNET consists of 28 EU specialist centres from 17 European countries that work together to develop an up-to-date approach to the management of patients and families with porphyria that conforms to uniform standards. We also have members from Australia, New Zealand, South Africa and the USA.
Evidence from the last years shows that this network and its activities have a positive effect on the quality of diagnosis, number of patients diagnosed and treatment choices (shown through the collection of data, enquiries to the drug database and external quality scheme). However, porphyria centres and/or clinical experts are still not present in all EU countries; therefore the care is not equal in all member states. An objective for 2012 will be to work with national plans, the laboratory network and the cross boundary directive to find a method to reach out to patients in countries currently outside EPNET e.g. Bulgaria, Greece, Portugal, Croatia and others.
EPNET focuses on: provision of information to patients (in their own languages) and healthcare professionals (HCPs); use of external quality assessment to develop quality standards for diagnosis and clinical advice; a web-based registry to collect data about the porphyrias to inform clinical practice and healthcare planning; dissemination of information on safety of drugs. Progress is communicated to partners through regular meetings and reports. Information on the porphyrias and drug selection is made available to patients, public health authorities and HCP`s at www.porphyria-europe.org; www.drugs-porphyria.org.
Start date: 01/01/2012 - End date: 01/01/2013

Call: Promote Health (Hp-2010)
Second Programme of Community action in the Field of Health 2008-2013
The Association of Schools of Public Health in the European Region [ASPHER_FY2012]
Founded in 1966, ASPHER is the key independent organisation in Europe dedicated to strengthening the role of Public Health (PH) by improving the education and training of PH professionals for practice...
Founded in 1966, ASPHER is the key independent organisation in Europe dedicated to strengthening the role of Public Health (PH) by improving the education and training of PH professionals for practice and research. It represents the scientific and academic components of the PH workforce education and advanced training.

ASPHER members are collectively committed to PH capacity building. Whilst respecting the European diversity of national and regional contexts in which each school of PH operates, ASPHER promotes structured processes of sharing evidence-based PH, models of innovation and good practice, and mobilizing schools of PH (SPHs) to be pro-active in shaping the PH core competencies.

ASPHER`s strategic vision includes the promotion of the highest standards of education and training for practice increasingly involving cross-sectional intervention and global as much as EU wide and national issues. A key role of advocacy and communication to promote and incorporate European values into the wider PH movement is also assumed by ASPHER.

ASPHER mission and vision correspond to the findings of the ASPHER 2015 project (2009), and they are also reflected in the 10 Theses on the future work of ASPHER as proposed by its incoming President-Prof.Helmut Brand:

1.Secure the future of SPHs in times of economic crisis.
2.Help the Health Systems in the European Region to integrate an educated PH workforce.
3.Cooperate with international organisations like EU and WHO in capacity building of the PH workforce.
4.Cooperate with the European PH Association in the development and advocacy of European PH.
5.Expand the educational basis of SPHs to Lifelong Learning.
6.Expand the organisational basis of ASPHER by integrating new SPHs.
7.Support the seven ASPHER working groups to secure ongoing developments.
8.Build and secure a high standard in PH Education through exchange of best practice examples, integration of new educational methods and accreditation.
9.Promote research in SPHs through collaborative projects and networks.
10.Develop Alumni Networks of SPHs to Social Networks.
Start date: 01/01/2012 - End date: 01/01/2013

Call: Promote Health (Hp-2010)