4 APPS AWARDED TODAY IN BRUSSELS AS BEST PRACTICES IN THE 2ND EUROPEAN CIVIC AWARD ON CHRONIC PAIN PROMOTED BY ACTIVE CITIZENSHIP NETWORK-CITTADINANZATTIVA (06 November 2019)
4 best practices activities have been awarded today in Brussels, thanks to the second edition of the “EU Civic prize on Chronic Pain”, promoted by the Italian NGO Active Citizenship Network-Cittadinanzattiva during the annual symposium on the “Societal Impact of Pain” (SIP).
Active Citizenship Network (ACN) launched the project ”EU Civic Prize on Chronic Pain - Collecting good practices” to give evidence of the existing good practices in Europe in terms of struggle against pain, and based on the selection of the practices presented by different healthcare stakeholders. The prize provided an occasion for demonstrating what the community can offer in terms of good practices as well as sharing experiences useful for raising awareness about the condition, enhancing the body of knowledge of positive cases and success, and strengthening commitment on this topic. Throughout 2018 and 2019, this initiative has allowed us to collect 40 Good Practices coming from 12 different countries: Spain (13), Italy (10), Portugal (5) Belgium (3), France (2), Malta (1), Sweden (1), Germany (1), The Netherlands (1), Ireland (1), UK (1), and an extra EU country (1 from the Dominican Republic).
Delivering patient value throughout the healthcare system
Focus on Digital Health and Personalized Medicine
Patient access to digital health innovation must be a shared responsibility of all the stakeholders involved in the health sector: private and public bodies have to collaborate.
In view of the next European elections, we ask more certainties that Digital Health and Personalized Medicine will be considered by the European Institutions among the priorities for the next years.
“European Consumer Union”: New EU consumer organization officially presented at the EU Parliament
“European Consumer Union”, the new EU umbrella consumer association, was officially presented in Brussels to the EU Institutions (EU Commission, members of the European parliament and of the European Economic Social Committee) and other relevant stakeholders.
The launch event took place last 5th of March at the EU Parliament in the conference entitled “Towards EU election: Strengthening the European Union for a more effective consumer protection,” hosted by Italian MEP Viotti, S&D.
Delivering patient value throughout the healthcare system: a debate on citizens' expectations
The civic society and patients’ advocacy groups committed to improve health and well-being across Europe are aware that the political context following the upcoming European elections could be characterized by less or no significant EU action on health. This is not how it should be. Citizens and patients are political actors who understand and recognize the advantages of having a strong and harmonized European health policy.
Patient safety in Europe: spreading innovation and promoting civic participation in healthcare for a zero-tolerance approach to hospital infections (05 February 2019)
An event promoted by Active Citizenship Network-Cittadinanzattiva on February 4th and 5th, 2019, in Brussels.
In order to effectively fight against healthcare associated infections (HAIs) and antimicrobial resistance (AMR), it is necessary to adopt innovative solutions together with a decisive action aiming at raising awareness of this issue among the public. Therefore, it is pivotal to engage groups advocating for patients’ rights. This is the message that emerges from a two-day event devoted to patient safety, organized on the 4th and 5th of February in Brussels by Active Citizenship Network, the European network of Cittadinanzattiva, with the support of Copma. Indeed, recent data released by the European Center for Infectious Diseases (ECDC) have reported that the problem of antibiotic-resistant infections is worsening. In Europe, about 33,000 deaths per year are caused by this kind of infections, and almost a third of these occur in Italy. Here, despite the high incidence of this phenomenon, there is a very low level of awareness of the risks associated with HAIs and AMR. Proper prevention practices, together with the adoption of innovative solutions, could significantly curb HAIs, and consequently economically benefit the national health system. As a matter of fact, the costs for treating each single infection range from 5.000 to 9.000 euros.
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