Towards a joint European research programme on health systems
Over the last decade, European health systems have faced growing common challenges: ageing related issues and continuous financial pressures
call for innovative solutions on how to organise health care in an equitable and efficient manner. To address this situation there is an urgent
need to bring innovation and research evidence, to identify more effective and sustainable ways to organize, manage, finance, and deliver high quality care to European citizens.
TO-REACH is a coordination and support action (CSA) to prepare a joint European research programme aimed at producing research evidence supporting health care services and systems to become more resilient, effective, equitable, accessible, sustainable and comprehensive (in Europe, and abroad).
- To produce the Strategic Research Agenda of the future joint research programme;
- To broaden the coalition of committed Member States and funding bodies;
- To design an efficient “structure” of the research network.
27 April 2018
The TO-REACH Consortium is glad to share with you the first issue of our project newsletter, released on 26th April 2018. On a regular basis, we will share with our subscribers updates and news about the core findings and activities of TO-REACH, upcoming actions, initiatives and more. Read More »1 Comment
19 April 2018
What will health services look like in the future? How will the health system of the future work? Will every service be personalized? Will everyone be able to afford it? Will we be able to navigate through a complex health system?
The future of health will be influenced strongly by the results of research, leading to innovation and improvements. A joint European research programme on health systems, which we are developing within the To-Reach consortium, will thus have an impact on how efficiently we are able to improve health and decrease the burden of disease. The research done through such a programme will potentially have an impact on many of us, more or less professionally tied to the health sector. Most importantly, such research will have a significant impact on patients and citizens in general.
Considering the broad impact of a future research agenda, it is important to give an opportunity to all stakeholders to contribute to its creation. The project is taking advantage of a number of approaches to involve stakeholders, one of them is also to carry out an open on line survey. Read More »2 Comments
Workshop Report – Identifying and transferring innovation in comparative Health Services and Systems Research
9 February 2018
On 29th January 2018, To-Reach and Health First Europe co-organised a joint workshop entitled Identifying and transferring innovation in comparative Health Services and Systems Research. Hosted by MEP Patrizia Toia (S&D, Italy) at the premises of the European Parliament in Brussels, the event was the first opportunity for project consortium representatives to publicly present the concept and objectives of To-Reach to the Brussels-based EU health policy audience. Read More »1 Comment