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Second Programme of Community action in the Field of Health 2008-2013
EUNAAPA_FY2014 [EUNAAPA_FY2014]
The EUropean Network for Action on Aging and Physical Activity (EUNAAPA), established in 2005, and formalised at the end of the EUNAAPA Project (DG SANCO 200536; 2006-2008). It is a thematic, collabor...
The EUropean Network for Action on Aging and Physical Activity (EUNAAPA), established in 2005, and formalised at the end of the EUNAAPA Project (DG SANCO 200536; 2006-2008). It is a thematic, collaborative network, currently consisting of 150 members working in the field of Physical Activity and Aging from 26 different countries and from different disciplines specifically science, professionals (e.g. physiotherapists), elderly representatives, policy. The EUNAAPA mission is to improve the health, wellbeing and independence of older people throughout Europe by the promotion of evidence based physical activity.

The vision of EUNAAPA is optimal health and quality of life for older people in Europe through physical activity and it aims to use evidence-based strategies to improve health and quality of life among older people in Europe through physical activity.

The EUNAAPA objectives are to:
1. identify, disseminate and promote evidence-based practice in physical activity for all older people in Europe;
2. select or develop evidence-based guidelines for practice in the area of aging and physical activity;
3. provide information, and expert advice to policy makers, providers and professionals in the fields of aging, physical activity, and health;
4. influence the development of educational curricula and standards of competence for professionals involved in the provision of physical activity for older people;
5. develop synergies among researchers, providers and professionals in the fields of aging, physical activity, and health;
6. support policymakers in intersectorial approaches to the promotion of physical activity among all older people;
7. cooperate with other organizations relevant to the promotion of physical activity among all older people;
8. involve older people in the development and implementation of network activities.

EUNAAPA’s mission, vision and objectives are transformed into a multi annual roadmap and annual work plans designed with and communicated to the key stakeholders through a variety of dissemination tools including the website (www.eunaapa.org), newsletter and presentations.
Start date: 01/01/2014 - End date: 01/01/2015

Call: Promote Health (Hp-2013)
Topic: Lifestyle
Second Programme of Community action in the Field of Health 2008-2013
Healthy Ageing Supported by Internet and the Community [HASIC]
HASIC aims to empower older people in Europe to adopt healthy lifestyles which include a healthy diet, physical activity, moderate alcohol consumption and social participation. Together with supportin...
HASIC aims to empower older people in Europe to adopt healthy lifestyles which include a healthy diet, physical activity, moderate alcohol consumption and social participation. Together with supporting older people on an individual level, HASIC aims to develop the quality and cost-effectiveness of services of older people by underlining peer-support, by promoting cooperation of regional service providers and by producing policy recommendations.

Specific objectives are: 1) To develop and pilot HASIC education and handbook for professionals and volunteers to support older people’s healthy lifestyles. 2) To develop and pilot health and well-being promoting peer group activities and mentoring for 65+ target group. 3) To develop and pilot the online platform, through which older people will get virtual support for obtaining or maintaining healthy lifestyle. 4) To promote regional cooperation between services providers in order to enhance the quality and cost-effectiveness of the services.

Start date: 01/01/2014 - End date: 01/07/2016
Keywords : [ Elderly ] [ Lifestyle ]

Call: Promote Health (Hp-2013)
Topic: Lifestyle
Second Programme of Community action in the Field of Health 2008-2013
Healthy Children in Healthy Families [ Healthy Children]
The aim of this project is to improve overall health within children, young people and their families having unhealthy habits and lifestyles.
The project is implemented in geographical areas character...
The aim of this project is to improve overall health within children, young people and their families having unhealthy habits and lifestyles.
The project is implemented in geographical areas characterized by a high degree of immigrants and among people from lower social classes in communities facing great social challenges.
In line with the Second Health Programme and this annual work plan, it is the general objective of the project to develop a “community health counsellor” concept and associated training programme, enabling persons from informal community networks and organizations like youth clubs, local schools, sport clubs and ethnic associations to promote health among children, young people and their families. The training program focuses on the development of community-based knowledge, (inter)cultural understanding, coaching, communication- and empowerment skills and strategies for activities aimed at specific target groups.
Start date: 01/02/2010 - End date: 01/02/2013

Call: Promote Health (Hp-2009)
Topic: Lifestyle
Second Programme of Community action in the Field of Health 2008-2013
EUROpean Treatment & Reduction of Acute Coronary Syndromes cost analysis [EUROTRACS]
General objective
The present proposal`s main objective consists of utility analysis (cost-effectiveness) in terms of cost per Quality-Adjusted Life Year (QALY) saved in two fields: 1) Three populati...
General objective
The present proposal`s main objective consists of utility analysis (cost-effectiveness) in terms of cost per Quality-Adjusted Life Year (QALY) saved in two fields: 1) Three population interventions (and their combinations) designed to prevent coronary artery disease incidence aimed at reducing smoking, dyslipidaemia, and hypertension population prevalence, and 2) optimal use of coronary angiography and percutaneous intervention procedures in the management of patients with acute coronary syndrome (ACS) with special emphasis on the elderly (>64 years) to minimize the inequalities in this patient subgroup that has higher mortality than patients <65 years.


Start date: 01/06/2013 - End date: 01/06/2015

Call: Promote Health (Hp-2012)
Topic: Lifestyle
First Programme of Community action in the field of public health (2003-2008)
European Health and Life Expectancy Information System (EHLEIS) [EHLEIS]
The project aims to monitor and explore gender gaps and inequalities in health expectancies between EU Member States and identify explanatory factors for convergent or divergent trends.
Start date: 01/07/2007 - End date: 01/07/2010

Call: Health Information (Hi 2006)
Topic: Lifestyle