EHMA COVID-19 Webinar featuring To-Reach on 1st September 2020
31 August 2020
To-Reach’s partner EHMA has launched this year the COVID-19 Webinars. In light of the pandemic, the EHMA webinars want to highlight the importance of bringing experts together, exchanging practices and finding common or shared answers to tackle key public health issues.
With this new webinar series, EHMA brings together all the key stakeholders involved in health management to tackle some of the most important issues related to this global crisis. Topics will include how to manage primary care during the COVID–19 outbreak, control recommendations for hospitals, internal procurement, and more.
The next webinar will be featuring To-Reach’s framework and how it can be pivotal in better understanding and addressing the pandemic.
Date & Time: Tuesday, September 1, 2020, at 1:30 PM Brussels Time
Overview: The COVID-19 emergency has highlighted the importance of policymaking and research working together in order to have better outcomes. Research is key in supporting health systems and addressing challenges, identifying the areas that need improvement, and strengthening and facilitating the transfer of innovation between countries. COVID-19 has rapidly introduced changes in protocols, services, and transferability of successful innovations. However, even before this pandemic health systems faced common challenges including the increasing cost of healthcare; shortages and uneven distribution of health professionals; health inequalities and inequities in access to healthcare; and growing demand for healthcare from ageing populations and rises in chronic diseases and multi-morbidities. A framework that studies the importance of research implementation for service and policy innovation and to make innovation transferability effective has been developed by the TO-REACH* project. Its Strategic Research Agenda has identified the key research areas that could help to effectively understand the health system’s capacity issues and overcome structural barriers. This EHMA webinar will discuss how what the TO-REACH framework is and how it can play a vital role in addressing COVID-19 challenges and highlight areas where we can put more effort and resources to achieve quality and equitable care. The national perspective of Romania will be presented as an example of this, and we will also hear about how stakeholders are being mobilised and coordinated throughout the European Union.
*The TO-REACH project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No 733274.
Speakers: Sabrina Montante, Senior Advisor- EU Affairs, ISS – National Institute of Health of Italy and TO-REACH project coordinator, Brussels and Marius Ungureanu, MD PhD, Director of Education – Department of Public Health, Babeș-Bolyai University, Romania