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MACVIA-France Fighting chronic diseases for active and healthy ageing in France


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).



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