Non Communicable diseases
The priority in the area of prevention of and integrated care for non-communicable diseases is on transferring and/or scaling-up of existing good and best practices. The main objective is to support the pan-EU collaboration between health and/or social services actors are national, regional or locals levels with a view to supporting Member States to reach the UN/WHO voluntary global targets on non-communicable diseases as well as the Sustainable Development Goal 3.4.
In order to be able to measure the results, indicators will be agreed with the Member States which are planning to participate in the project and published in the guide for applicants.
The implementation of the best practices will be closely monitored by the Steering Group on Promotion and Prevention in order to use the lessons learned for subsequent priority setting and best practice transfers.
Integrated care seeks to improve patient experience, outcomes of care and effectiveness of health systems (known as "triple aim") through linkage or coordination of services and providers along the continuum of care. Integrated care is multidimensional. For patients with chronic conditions in particular, integrated care aims at improving or maintaining an individual's functional status, prolonging life and enhancing its quality by reducing discomfort caused by symptoms. To do this successfully, healthcare must overcome its fragmentation and also link actively with social cases.
The action proposed under Call B is a vehicle to support care authorities with reforms and modernisations of their health and care systems. The proposed action will aim at
In more concrete terms, this may concern how to proceed with putting in place the essential design principles and building blocks for integrated care that were identified by the EU HSPA group and implement: