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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: Support
3rd Health Programme (2014-2020)
A Roadmap OUT of mEdical deserts into supportive Health WorkForce initiatives and policies [ROUTE-HWF]
ROUTE-HWF aims to reduce inequalities in access to healthcare among countries and regions in Europe by supporting EU Member States in designing and implementing their policies related to regional medi...
ROUTE-HWF aims to reduce inequalities in access to healthcare among countries and regions in Europe by supporting EU Member States in designing and implementing their policies related to regional medical deserts. It will do so by: (1) providing a definition and taxonomy of the concept of medical deserts, (2) developing guidelines on how EU Member States can monitor and measure medical deserts (as defined and categorized in the developed taxonomy) at national and subnational levels, (3) providing in-depth insights on factors driving “desertification” and of HWF policy responses and approaches to medical deserts, (4) providing an optimal mix of HWF policy responses and approaches to medical deserts per category of the taxonomy on medical deserts, and (5) developing a roadmap which will support EU Member States in designing and implementing their health workforce policies, actions and initiatives related to medical deserts.

Divided over 3 horizontal WPs and 5 core WPs, the following methods will be used to achieve these aims: a literature study, a country survey among 33 European countries, a database search, five national workshops (NL, FI, ES, PL, HR) with 10 participants each, six in-depth case studies, and a 1,5 day consensus building workshop with 66 participants from 33 countries.

The elements of the ROUTE-HWF roadmap will be strongly rooted in practice and support public authorities and health professionals at national and subnational levels in (a) better understanding the characteristics of medical deserts in their country or region, (b) better monitoring and measuring medical deserts, including the effects of policy measures, and (c) improving the design and implementation of policies to move out of medical deserts in their country or region, by providing a rationale for a mix of policy measures, taking into account relevant contextual factors (including possible legal and other barriers).

Start date: 01/03/2021 - End date: 29/02/2024

Call: Call for Proposals for Project Grants under the Annual Work Programme 2020 of the 3rd EU Health Programme
Topic: Support