Forum for Science, Industry and Business

Sponsored by:     3M 
Search our Site:

 

International Forum Gastein calls for applications for the 2013 European Health Award

16.04.2013
In the run-up to the sixteenth annual European Health Forum Gastein conference which will take place from 2 to 4 October 2013, the International Forum Gastein has again announced the annual search for a winner of its European Health Award. The award of €10,000 Euros will be sponsored by the Austrian Federal Ministry of Health and FOPI, the association of research-based pharmaceutical and biotechnology companies in Austria.
The International Forum Gastein initiated the European Health Award on the occasion of the European Health Forum Gastein´s tenth anniversary in 2007. The Award is intended to celebrate achievements in health policy initiatives of European importance that have contributed to meeting health challenges across Europe.

“The purpose of the European Health Award is to highlight and reward European cross-boarder initiatives that can contribute in a clear and significant way to improving health and treatment“, says EHFG President Professor Helmut Brand. “Today´s health problems are more multifaceted and complex than ever. Demographic change, technological advances and scarce resources are the cornerstones defining future health policy in Europe.”

The 2012 award went to the “European Health Literacy Project (HLS-EU)”. Good health literacy is vital for people to make sound health decisions during the course of their everyday lives, however until recently the European region was lacking an evidence base on health literacy. To address this issue, a consortium of nine partners led by Maastricht University coordinated the European Health Literacy survey and established the international network ‘Health Literacy Europe’ and national advisory boards on health literacy in eight countries. The survey results showed that on average 47% of those surveyed had limited health literacy, highlighting the problem as an important policy challenge facing Europe.

The 2011 award was won by “Child Safety Report Cards”, a pioneering system for monitoring and reducing injuries to children, while in 2010 the winner was the “Chronic Diseases Alliance“, a project which united ten European public and professional health organisations active in tackling the four main risk factors for chronic non-communicable diseases in order to build a common preventive approach. In 2009 the award went to the “European Practice Assessment” (EPA) project: a pan-European development for quality management in primary care that developed a set of indicators enabling physicians to improve the organisation and management of their practices and exchange knowledge and experience. In 2008 the CAWT Project, an Irish cross-border cooperation project for improving the quality of nephrological care, won the award. In 2007 the “European Alliance against Depression”, committed to supporting sufferers of depression and preventing suicides, was the first initiative to receive the prize.

The selection criteria

• A health policy initiative of European importance that focuses on public health or health care delivery addressing an important threat to the health of the population

• The initiative must demonstrate a benefit to the health and health care of the population in terms of prevention, improving quality of care, access, efficiency and cost effectiveness of care.

• The initiative shall be already in the implementation phase in at least two European countries, although it does not have to be completed at the time of application.

• Expected outcomes and improvements have to be demonstrated and at least initial results must be presented and be measurable.

• The health policy initiative has to be transferable to other European countries.

Submitted projects will be evaluated by a renowned jury consisting of representatives from the fields of health care, science, politics and economics.

Applications to be considered for the award must be submitted by Friday, 31 May 2013. Information and an application form can be found at http://www.ehfg.org/de/healthaward.html.

Photos from the award ceremony at the EHFG 2012: http://www.ehfg.org/gallery/congress2012/day-1-03.10.2012/opening-plenary/

EHFG Press Office:
Dr Birgit Kofler
B&K Kommunikationsberatung GmbH
Phone Vienna office: +43 1 319 43 78 13
Mobile: +43 676 636 89 30
E-Mail: press@ehfg.org
Skype: bkk_birgit.kofler

Mag. Thea Roth | idw
Further information:
http://www.ehfg.org/de/healthaward.html

Further reports about: EHFG Gastein Merit Award health care health problem health services risk factor

More articles from Awards Funding:

nachricht Radio astronomers score high marks in the competition for EU funding
12.01.2017 | Max-Planck-Institut für Radioastronomie

nachricht Europe wide cooperation on spinal cord injury research receives 1.34 Million Euros grant
12.12.2016 | DFG-Forschungszentrum für Regenerative Therapien TU Dresden

All articles from Awards Funding >>>

The most recent press releases about innovation >>>

Die letzten 5 Focus-News des innovations-reports im Überblick:

Im Focus: Interfacial Superconductivity: Magnetic and superconducting order revealed simultaneously

Researchers from the University of Hamburg in Germany, in collaboration with colleagues from the University of Aarhus in Denmark, have synthesized a new superconducting material by growing a few layers of an antiferromagnetic transition-metal chalcogenide on a bismuth-based topological insulator, both being non-superconducting materials.

While superconductivity and magnetism are generally believed to be mutually exclusive, surprisingly, in this new material, superconducting correlations...

Im Focus: Studying fundamental particles in materials

Laser-driving of semimetals allows creating novel quasiparticle states within condensed matter systems and switching between different states on ultrafast time scales

Studying properties of fundamental particles in condensed matter systems is a promising approach to quantum field theory. Quasiparticles offer the opportunity...

Im Focus: Designing Architecture with Solar Building Envelopes

Among the general public, solar thermal energy is currently associated with dark blue, rectangular collectors on building roofs. Technologies are needed for aesthetically high quality architecture which offer the architect more room for manoeuvre when it comes to low- and plus-energy buildings. With the “ArKol” project, researchers at Fraunhofer ISE together with partners are currently developing two façade collectors for solar thermal energy generation, which permit a high degree of design flexibility: a strip collector for opaque façade sections and a solar thermal blind for transparent sections. The current state of the two developments will be presented at the BAU 2017 trade fair.

As part of the “ArKol – development of architecturally highly integrated façade collectors with heat pipes” project, Fraunhofer ISE together with its partners...

Im Focus: How to inflate a hardened concrete shell with a weight of 80 t

At TU Wien, an alternative for resource intensive formwork for the construction of concrete domes was developed. It is now used in a test dome for the Austrian Federal Railways Infrastructure (ÖBB Infrastruktur).

Concrete shells are efficient structures, but not very resource efficient. The formwork for the construction of concrete domes alone requires a high amount of...

Im Focus: Bacterial Pac Man molecule snaps at sugar

Many pathogens use certain sugar compounds from their host to help conceal themselves against the immune system. Scientists at the University of Bonn have now, in cooperation with researchers at the University of York in the United Kingdom, analyzed the dynamics of a bacterial molecule that is involved in this process. They demonstrate that the protein grabs onto the sugar molecule with a Pac Man-like chewing motion and holds it until it can be used. Their results could help design therapeutics that could make the protein poorer at grabbing and holding and hence compromise the pathogen in the host. The study has now been published in “Biophysical Journal”.

The cells of the mouth, nose and intestinal mucosa produce large quantities of a chemical called sialic acid. Many bacteria possess a special transport system...

All Focus news of the innovation-report >>>

Anzeige

Anzeige

Event News

12V, 48V, high-voltage – trends in E/E automotive architecture

10.01.2017 | Event News

2nd Conference on Non-Textual Information on 10 and 11 May 2017 in Hannover

09.01.2017 | Event News

Nothing will happen without batteries making it happen!

05.01.2017 | Event News

 
Latest News

Water - as the underlying driver of the Earth’s carbon cycle

17.01.2017 | Earth Sciences

Interfacial Superconductivity: Magnetic and superconducting order revealed simultaneously

17.01.2017 | Materials Sciences

Smart homes will “LISTEN” to your voice

17.01.2017 | Architecture and Construction

VideoLinks
B2B-VideoLinks
More VideoLinks >>>