27 April 9h30-11h45, EUREGHA morning seminar “Mental health in the young: good practices and new initiatives”
- Published on Tuesday, 18 April 2017
According to WHO, 10-20% of children and young adults experience mental illnesses worldwide. Half of all mental disorders begin before they reach the age of 14 and three-quarters develop by mid-20s. If left untreated, these conditions have a great impact on children’s development, including their educational achievements and a potential to live fulfilling lives. The purpose of this event is to showcase good regional and local practices in the field of mental health in the young and to identify challenges as well as solutions that could lead to knowledge exchange and cooperation at European level.
During the event, we will have the opportunity to hear from and discuss with representatives from the EU-Compass for Action on Mental Health and Well-being (in 2017 they highlight work on mental health at schools as well as prevention of suicides), Mental Health Europe (MHE), as well as to learn about good practices in Region Östergötland (SE), Region Skåne (SE) and Flemish Region (BE).
EUREGHA, together with the Skåne European Office, look forward to welcoming you on 27 April!
Co-organised by EUREGHA and Skåne European Office
27 April 9h30-11h45
Skåne European Office, Rue du Luxembourg 3, 1000 Brussels
9h00 Coffee and registration
9h30 Welcome from EUREGHA
9h40 The EU-Compass for Action on Mental Health and Wellbeing
Claudia Marinetti, Programme manager, Eurohealthnet (Consortium partner of EU-Compass)
9h55 New initiatives and experiences in the field of mental health in the young
Alva Finn, Human Rights and Policy Officer, Mental Health Europe (MHE)
10h10 Mental Health among the young, good practice from Region Östergötland
Charlotte Lindqvist, Healthcare strategist, Region Östergötland, Sweden
10h30 Mental Health among the young, good practice from Region Skåne
Anja Nyberg and Thilia Nyberg, Region Skåne, Sweden
11h00 Promoting self-education and mental health of young people in Flanders: the 'NokNok - webtool' and 'Warm cities'
TBC,Fanya Verhenne, Flemish Institute for Health promotion and Disease prevention (VIGeZ), Flemish Region, Belgium
11h15 Q&A session
11h45 End of meeting
- Published on Wednesday, 12 April 2017
As an introduction, Wallyn explained that Belgium has a liberal system of primary care service provision with a large therapeutic freedom for physicians and freedom of choice for patients. She further explained that this liberal system is a challenge to get an integrated care approach organised considering the increasing number of patients with chronic diseases.
Later on, the presentation focused on the creation of framework conditions for the reform as well as the preparation of legislation, re-allocation of personnel and resources, alignment of different movements between professional actors and sectors, necessary for a successful transition.
Flanders Agency for Health and Care carried out a self-assessment exercise applying the maturity model for integrated care developed by Scaling Integrated Care in Context (SCIROCCO). The aim was to assess the maturity of the Flanders’ health system reform to adopt integrated care as well as to identify how confident they are in the process of change management. The tool can also be used as a benchmark for own progress and can be shared with other regions.
The diagram presents maturity dimensions in 12 domains:
- Readiness to change;
- Structure and governance;
- Information and eHealth services;
- Standardisation and simplification;
- Finance and funding;
- Removal of inhibitors;
- Population approach;
- Citizen empowerment;
- Evaluation methods;
- Breadth of ambition;
- Innovation management, and
- Capacity building.
Spider diagram: Results from self-assessment
Solvejg Wallyn shared with the audience that the Scirocco Self-Assessment Tool is a very easy to use tool and can give you a first look overview on where you stand. It helps to capture the lessons learnt and could be used to measure evolution of own system. There are also tutorials available on how to use the tool.
- Published on Monday, 10 April 2017
After opening speeches from Arnaud Senn, DG SANTE European Commission, and Maria Luisa Moro, director of Agenzia Sanitaria e Sociale Emilia-Romagna Region, the general SUNFRAIL project objectives and the SUNFRAIL Tool were presented.
SUNFRAIL aims at 1) designing an innovative, integrated model for the prevention and management of frailty and care of multimorbidity; 2) validating the model: assess existing systems and services targeting frailty and multimorbidity; 3) assessing the potential for the adoption/replication and sustainability of the model in different organizational contexts; and 4) promoting the dissemination of the results.
Subsequently, the SUNFRAIL Tool was presented. The tool consists of a questionnaire, containing nine questions addressing both the biophysical, psychological and socio-economic aspects of frailty. The SUNFRAIL tool was presented alongside the process of verification of its applicability in the current professional practice, its understandability by the older subjects and the process of generating an alert and possible care pathways.
During the second part of the event, project partners, who are also Reference Sites in the EIP-AHA, presented good practices in early identification of frailty and multimorbidity. The region of Piedmont (IT) presented an advanced learning program for Family and Community Nurses together with CONSENSO project, a successful attempt to scale up the practice. A good practice identified in Southern HSC Trust in Northern Ireland (UK) is Acute Care at Home Service, which is a consultant-led community service for acute, non-critical care in community setting.
Emilia-Romagna region (IT) presented a predictive model to classify patients by risk profile (high risk of hospitalisation and frailty) and ways to take care of them. PERSSILAA project about personalised ICT supported services for independent living and active ageing was showcased by a representative from Campania Region (IT). The Medical University of Lodz (PL) presented the Vulnerable Elders Survey (VES-13) as a screening tool for comprehensive geriatric assessment. Centre Hospitalier Universitaire of Montpellier (FR) introduced to the audience Allergy Diary focusing on the implementation of multi-sectoral care pathways using emerging technologies with real world data, for individualized and predictive medicine stressing the importance of self-care in rhinitis and asthma multimorbidity.
To read more about each good practice, please follow the links in the article. The PPT presentations will be made available here.
- Published on Wednesday, 08 March 2017
During the event, you will have an opportunity to familiarise yourself with the SUNFRAIL Tool for the identification of frailty and multimorbidity, and to hear more about good practices for the identification of frailty and multimorbidity collected by the project partners. The agenda for the event can be found following this link. Other project outputs can be accessed here.
Date: 5 April, 15:30 – 17:30
Venue: Room 1C, Albert Borschette Conference Centre, European Commission, 36 Rue Froissart, 1040 Brussels
Registration: Please register here by 27 March
- Published on Wednesday, 15 February 2017
The Work Package (WP) on multimorbidity will steer the discussion on how a comprehensive care model for multimorbid patients can be implemented. Further talks will centre around what needs to be considered for the exchange and transfer of good practices in health promotion and disease prevention. The last point in the thematic session will present the lessons learnt in the prevention and care of chronic diseases. The case studies will be on diabetes, complementing on what was presented during the last JA-CHRODIS workshop at the European Parliament in November 2016.
The second day will gather many prominent figures in health including, but not limited to, Commissioner Andriukaitis, the head of the Health division at OECD Colombo, Spanish Minister of Health, etc. They will be involved in discussions such as how policy makers can use JA-CHRODIS results to address the chronic disease challenge and the ageing society. Furthermore, the ways in which JA-CHRODIS can help address the sustainability of our health systems will be explored.
The conference agenda and registrations are available following this link.