MACVIA-France is built on the experience of MACVIA-LR (Languedoc Roussillon, 2013 Reference Site), and of new members across France to propose a new project. MACVIA-France took advantage of the new French regions (Region Occitanie: former Languedoc-Roussillon and Midi-Pyrénées (LR-MP), January 1, 2016).
The Region Languedoc Roussillon (LR) was the umbrella organisation for an interconnected and integrated project on AHA covering the 3 pillars of the EIP on AHA. MACVIA-LR was built around chronic diseases, ageing and disability. All activities (A1: electronic pharmaceutical file, A2: falls prevention initiative, A3: frailty and its social aspects (CARSAT-LR), B3: chronic respiratory diseases (AIRWAYS ICPs), chronic diseases with multimorbidities and oral health in particular, C2 and D4) are included in MACVIA-LR which has strong political commitment and includes all stakeholders (public, private, patients, policy makers). MACVIA-LR has the vision that the prevention and management of chronic diseases is essential for AHA promotion and for the reduction of disability. The main objective of MACVIA-LR was to develop innovative solutions for a network of Living Labs in order to improve the care of patients affected by chronic diseases in the Languedoc-Roussillon area and to disseminate innovation.
MACVIA-France follows and expands the activities of MACVIA-LR.
The Gerontopôle in Toulouse created in response to a mission letter sent by French Minister of Health on February 2007 with 3 objectives responding to the needs of the elderly:
(i) Frail elderly: Allowing access to diagnosis, innovation and clinical research.
(ii) Healthy elderly: Creation of an Institute of Ageing for the development and validation of strategies of prevention and education.
(iii) Dependent elderly: Integration of the Gérontopôle and the geriatric care pathway in order to develop clinical research, including for patients with dementia.
Ville de Nice and the living lab 27 Delvalle.
INSERM, U1168, Paris, and UVSQ, UMR-S 1168, Université Versailles St-Quentin-en-Yvelines, France: Ageing and chronic diseases. Epidemiological and public health approaches,
Leadership and Governance
MACVIA-France is under the leadership of the Fondation des maladies chroniques et du vieillissement actif – Languedoc-Roussillon (FMAC VIA – LR) », NOR : MENS1500573A, arrêté du 9-9-2015, MENESR (Ministère de l'Éducation Nationale, de l'Enseignement Supérieur et de la Recherche). This abides by the rules of the Fondations Partenariales (Article L. L719-13 du Code de l’Education). The founding members are the University Montpellier, the University hospitals of Montpellier and Nîmes and the Région Occitanie.
MACVIA-France governance includes founding members of the Fondation FMC VIA–LR and of the MACVIA-France Excecutive Committee (Gérontopole, Toulouse, Ville de Nice, Paris).