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Shaping EUROpean policies to promote HEALTH equitY

Objective

Health inequities have been increasing in Europe, particularly in a context of an ageing society and economic crisis. In countries with different levels of infrastructures and health system preparedness, inequities create significant policy challenges.
The main goal of this project is to advance knowledge of policies that have the highest potential to enhance health and health equity across European regions with particular focus on metropolitan areas.
To achieve this goal, the project will develop tools – based on a population health index – to evaluate the health and wellbeing of European population. This index will be informed by evidence on the relationship between multiple determinants (e.g. demographic, social, economic, environmental, lifestyle, and health care) and health outcomes in the past 15 years. It will be constructed using a multicriteria model structure, following a socio-technical approach: integrating the technical elements of a multicriteria value model and the social elements of interdisciplinary and participatory processes. The index will be applied to evaluate the population’s health in 273 NUTS 2 European regions and 9 selected pilot metropolitan areas (covering populations of 28 EU countries). The space-time analysis and comparison of the population health index will be enabled by a user-friendly web-based Geographic Information System.
The population health index will be used to foresee and discuss the impact of multilevel policies and combinations of policies in population health and health equity across European regions, thus providing a basis for policy dialogue. Multicriteria resource allocation models, conflict analyses, analysis of policies’ feasibility, and scenario analyses will then assist in providing evidence on which policies have the highest potential to improve health and reduce health inequities at different geographical levels, and in suggesting alternative policy options for health policy development and regulation.

Field of science

  • /natural sciences/earth and related environmental sciences/physical geography/cartography/geographic information systems

Call for proposal

H2020-PHC-2014-single-stage
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Funding Scheme

RIA - Research and Innovation action

Coordinator

UNIVERSIDADE DE COIMBRA
Address
Paco Das Escolas
3001 451 Coimbra
Portugal
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
EU contribution
€ 775 277,50

Participants (14)

Agencia de Salut Publica de Barcelona
Spain
EU contribution
€ 268 777,50
Address
Plaça Lesseps 1
08023 Barcelona
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
Department of Health
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 239 327,50
Address
Quarry House, Quarry Hill
LS2 7UE Leeds
Activity type
Research Organisations
UNIVERSITE PARIS NANTERRE
France
EU contribution
€ 292 250
Address
200 Avenue De La Republique
92001 Nanterre Cedex
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
INSTITUTO SUPERIOR TECNICO
Portugal
EU contribution
€ 387 645
Address
Avenida Rovisco Pais 1
1049-001 Lisboa
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
UNIVERSITEIT MAASTRICHT
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 362 596
Address
Minderbroedersberg 4-6
6200 MD Maastricht
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
UNIVERSITY COLLEGE LONDON
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 291 682,50
Address
Gower Street
WC1E 6BT London
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
KAROLINSKA INSTITUTET
Sweden
EU contribution
€ 58 375
Address
Nobels Vag 5
17177 Stockholm
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
BEUTH-HOCHSCHULE FUER TECHNIK BERLIN
Germany
EU contribution
€ 65 250
Address
Luxemburger Strasse 10
13353 Berlin
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
UNIVERZITA KARLOVA
Czechia
EU contribution
€ 57 960
Address
Ovocny Trh 560/5
116 36 Praha 1
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
ETHNIKO KAI KAPODISTRIAKO PANEPISTIMIO ATHINON
Greece
EU contribution
€ 70 460
Address
6 Christou Lada Str
10561 Athina
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
CONSORZIO PER IL SISTEMA INFORMATIVO (CSI PIEMONTE)
Italy
EU contribution
€ 47 385
Address
Corso Unione Sovietica 216
10134 Torino
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
EKONOMICKA UNIVERZITA V BRATISLAVE
Slovakia
EU contribution
€ 16 753,75
Address
Dolnozemska Cesta 1
85235 Bratislava
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
VRIJE UNIVERSITEIT BRUSSEL
Belgium
EU contribution
€ 24 750
Address
Pleinlaan 2
1050 Brussel
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
AZIENDA SANITARIA LOCALE TO3
Italy
EU contribution
€ 40 990
Address
Via Martiri Xxx Aprile 30
10093 Collegno
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)