Health promotion and disease prevention:
Temptations to Eat Moderated by Personal and Environmental Self-regulation Tools
This four-year project investigates how personal and environmental approaches may complement each other in order to develop more effective preventive interventions that will encourage young people to develop a healthy lifestyle. The prevalence of obesity amongst European children and adolescents has risen at an alarming rate in the past decades, with major repercussions for their health in the short and long term. Existing prevention programmes to combat the epidemic highlight either a public health or an individual-educational approach. Until now, both approaches have met with limited success.
The project involves partners from the following countries:
The Netherlands, Belgium, Denmark, Finland, Germany, Poland, Portugal, Romania and United Kingdom.
EC contribution: €2.4 million
Start date: 01/02/2009
Clinical outcome into practice:
Development of a European Implementation Score for measuring implementation of research into healthcare practice using vascular disease as an example
This four-year project will focus on stroke due to the emerging evidence of effective new treatments available and because of national initiatives and governmental policies in this area. The European Implementation Score (EIS) measures how well new knowledge is implemented in clinical practice in Europe. The EIS will be used to benchmark the implementation of research results in different health care settings at different levels of the health care system. It will also be used to inform health policy on processes required to close the research-practice gap.
The project involves 6 partners from the following 4 countries:
United Kingdom, Germany, Italy and Sweden.
EC contribution: €2.8 million
Start date: 01/04/2009
Mobility of Health Professionals
This three-year project aims to determine the impact of different types of mobility on national health systems. Migration flows to, from and within the EU will be analysed with regard to underlying motives, circumstances and social context (push-and-pull factors). This research includes comparative studies in major non-European sending and receiving countries and will explore what mobility of health professionals means both for the health system concerned and the individuals and organisations involved. Conceptual models for monitoring systems of health professional mobility will be developed to enable national decision makers to base human resource policies on sound empirical evidence.
The project involves 6 partners from the following 6 countries:
Germany, Belgium, Bulgaria, Poland, the Philippines and the USA.
EC contribution: €2.3 million
Start date: 1/11/2008
International Public Health and Health Systems: