This will be achieved through the delivery of an evidence-based integrated care support programme designed to understand and guide 16 care authorities through a staged process of analysis, advice on good practice and training in care system capacity and capability building and implementation approaches at the operational, organisational and strategic levels of stakeholders involved in different localities throughout Europe. In practice, care authorities will be supported in focussing their care integration ambitions, in operationally preparing the implementation of good practice suitably aligned to any prevailing local circumstances, and finally in rolling out these practices to at least one percent of their overall target population in the framework of local scaling-up projects as an integral part of project plans. Knowledge exchange and mutual learning throughout this process will be enhanced by a twinning scheme bringing together VIGOUR “pioneer” care authorities with “followers”. Further care authorities will benefit from the experiences gained by the VIGOUR participants throughout the staged scaling-up process in terms of dedicated webinar and podcast programmes.
RSCN implication in the project: RSCN brings together all European Innovation Partnership on Active and Healthy Ageing Reference Sites, and Candidate Reference Sites, across Europe into a single forum to promote cooperation & Scaling up support for transferring innovative practices in allergic rhinitis and asthma multimorbidity in the elderly. Through the inclusion of RSCN in the consortium, the project has first-hand access not only to regions which are innovation leaders, but also to slower-performing regions in the area of integrated care. This is of crucial importance for several work strands in the proposed action such as the search for best practices, the updating of existing guidance material, and the conduction of twinning activities.
RSCN leads Tasks 2.3 on the “Twinning Scheme” and Task 3.2 on “Wider Scaling-up Guidance“, roles for which it is predestined due to its experience from coordinating a network of 74 Reference Sites of the EIP on AHA. Key players of RSCN have outstanding expertise gained in a very successful twinning approach associated with an App which is deployed in 23 countries with a partnership with WHO that has received international recognition.
Call: HP-PJ-2018 (3rd Health Programe)
Topic: PJ-01-2018 – Scaling up integrated care
Type of Action: HP-PJ
Duration: 36 months