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Cancer prevention and early detection among the homeless population in Europe: Co-adapting and implementing the Health Navigator Model

Objective

Cancer is one the leading causes of death in Europe in the general population with reports noting the cancer-related mortality twice as high in the homeless population. Reasons for this excess are linked to risky health behaviours as well as significant barriers experienced by homeless people when trying to access the often highly fragmented health care systems. Timely and evidence-based preventive strategies including optimizing health care pathways provide a solution to the high cancer mortality and could improve overall health outcomes in this underserved population. The aim of the CANCERLESS project is to deliver an innovative solution as an aggregate intervention based on the combination of the tested Patient Navigator Model and Patient Empowerment Model to create the Health Navigator Model for Europe. The Health Navigator Model is an evidence-based patient-centred intervention which develops patient empowerment through health education and social support and promotes timely access to primary and secondary prevention services. CANCERLESS includes partner organizations with long-standing experience in working in the field of health and social care for the homeless in the south, east, northwest and central Europe, as well as academic institutions and local governments. Using the Consolidated Framework for Implementation as well as the Research and the Reach, Effectiveness, Adoption, Implementation and Maintenance frameworks based on implementation science know-how, the CANCERLESS project aims to reduce the gap in health inequalities for the homeless population by reducing cancer burden, which will, in turn, reduce associated costs across health and social care systems in Europe. Moreover, the CANCERLESS project aims to harness the transformative potential of the integrated care pathways in cancer as well as provide health and social care policy recommendations for the adoption and implementation of the Health Navigator Model across Europe.

Field of science

  • /social sciences/sociology/demography/mortality
  • /medical and health sciences/clinical medicine/cancer

Call for proposal

H2020-SC1-2020-Single-Stage-RTD
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Funding Scheme

RIA - Research and Innovation action

Coordinator

MEDIZINISCHE UNIVERSITAET WIEN
Address
Spitalgasse 23
1090 Wien
Austria
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
EU contribution
€ 592 503,75

Participants (10)

UNIVERSITAT DE VALENCIA
Spain
EU contribution
€ 383 981,25
Address
Avenida Blasco Ibanez 13
46010 Valencia
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
SENIOR EUROPA SOCIEDAD LIMITADA
Spain
EU contribution
€ 298 750
Address
Calle Roger De Lauria, Num. 10 Puerta 7
46002 Valencia
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
CONSEJERIA DE POLITICAS SOCIALES Y FAMILIA COMUNIDAD DE MADRID
Spain
EU contribution
€ 303 750
Address
Calle Los Madrazo 34
28014 Madrid
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
SERVICIO MADRILENO DE SALUD
Spain
EU contribution
€ 79 375
Address
Plaza Carlos Trias Bertran 7
28020 Madrid
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
STICHTING INTERNATIONAL FOUNDATIONFOR INTEGRATED CARE
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 318 125
Address
The Base B, Evert Van De Beekstraat 1-104, Schiphol Airport
1118 CL Schiphol
Activity type
Research Organisations
PRAKSIS ASSOCIATION
Greece
EU contribution
€ 115 500
Address
Stournari 57
10432 Athina
Activity type
Other
FEDERATION EUROPEENNE D'ASSOCIATIONS NATIONALES TRAVAILLANT AVEC LES SANS-ABRI AISBL
Belgium
EU contribution
€ 62 705
Address
Chaussee De Louvain 194
1210 Bruxelles
Activity type
Other
ASTIKI MI KERDOSKOPIKI ETAIREIA PROLIPTIKIS PERIVALLONTIKIS KAI ERGASIAKIS IATRIKIS
Greece
EU contribution
€ 198 125
Address
Fragoklisias 7
151 25 Marousi
Activity type
Research Organisations
ANGLIA RUSKIN UNIVERSITY HIGHER EDUCATION CORPORATION
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 358 205
Address
Bishop Hall Lane
CM1 1SQ Chelmsford
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
UNIVERSITAT POLITECNICA DE VALENCIA
Spain
EU contribution
€ 109 306,25
Address
Camino De Vera Sn Edificio 3A
46022 Valencia
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments