News & Updates

Update and Agenda – Innovations in Health and Social Care – Enhancing Health and Wellbeing in Europe (3 December 2019)

As previously shared, the TO-REACH Consortium is organising together with the Finnish Institute for Health and Welfare (THL) and Academy of Finland, the conference ‘Innovations in Health and Social Care – Enhancing Health and Wellbeing in Europe‘. 

The conference, taking place on Tuesday 3rd December 2019, is organised under under the auspices of the Finnish Presidency of the European Union.

We’re glad to share the final agenda for the event, which will bring together representatives from different policy areas, as well as stakeholders from public and private sector, and academia.

Programme

9.00–9.30 Registration

9.30–10.30 Plenary Session

Chair: Nick Fahy, University of Oxford / European Observatory on Health Systems and Policies

  • Liisa-Maria Voipio-Pulkki, Director General of Strategic Affairs, Ministry of Social Affairs and Health, Finland
  • Pekka Rissanen, Deputy Director General, Knowledge and Data, Finnish Institute for Health and Welfare
  • Martin Seychell, Deputy Director General for Health and Food Safety, European Commission 
  • Pilar Aguar Fernandez, Head of Unit, Health Innovations, Research and Innovation, European Commission
  • Walter Ricciardi, Public Health Professor, Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore, TO-REACH Project Coordinating Team and Chair of the Mission Board on Cancer
  • Usman Khan, Executive Director, European Patients Forum

10.30–11.00 Coffee break

11.00–13.00 Parallel Working Groups

First round at 11.00–12.00, second round at 12.00–13.00; participants can attend two working groups.

  • Working Group 1: Implementing patient-centered integrated care from health to well-being
  • Working Group 2: Paying for value and innovation
  • Working Group 3: Digitalisation of European health systems
  • Working Group 4: European health and care workforce for the future

13.00–14.00 Lunch buffet

14.00–14.45 Wrap up from chairs and rapporteurs of Working Groups

14.45–15.15 Coffee break

15.15–16.00 Open discussion and closing remarks

  • Markus Perola, Vice Chair of the Research Council for Biosciences, Health and the Environment, Academy of Finland
  • Silvio Brusaferro, President of the Italian National Institute of Health, TO REACH Project Coordinating Team

Date and time: Tuesday 3 December 2019 from 10:00 to 16:00 (CET)

Venue: Stanhope Hotel Brussels by Thon Hotels, Rue Du Commerce 9, Brussels, Belgium

Registration

The event is by invitation only. For more information, please contact: Riikka Rossi, THL
+358 29 524 7436
[email protected]

More info and details:
https://thl.fi/en/web/thlfi-en/whats-new/events/thl-s-eu-2019-side-events/supporting-health-and-social-care-innovation

TO-REACH responds to European Commission Consultation on Horizon Europe

On Friday 6th September 2019, the TO-REACH Consortium responded to the European Commission public consultation ‘ Horizon Europe Co-design 2021-2024’, focused on co-designing and shaping the future EU research and innovation investment framework. The consultation collected inputs from across Europe and beyond, informing the Commission’s work towards the definition of a ‘Strategic Plan’ for Horizon Europe, which will guide the work programmes and calls for proposals for Horizon Europe’s first four years (2021-2024). The consultation and its results will be further discussed during the European Research and Innovation Days in Brussels from 24 to 26 September 2019.

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Save the date – Innovations in Health and Social Care – Enhancing Health and Wellbeing in Europe (3 December 2019)

The TO-REACH Consortium is glad to share the ‘save the date‘ for its upcoming event ‘Innovations in Health and Social Care – Enhancing Health and Wellbeing in Europe‘. The conference will be organised in collaboration with the Finnish Institute for Health and Welfare (THL), Academy of Finland and under the auspices of the Finnish Presidency of the European Union.

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Join our Online Consultation – Deadline Extended to 26th July 2019

Discover our Strategic Research Agenda and join the SRA Online Consultation

The TO-REACH Consortium is pleased to share its draft Strategic Research Agenda (SRA). The SRA has the ambition to address the increasing challenges faced by health systems, directed to those research areas of major relevance in the coming years. 

In particular, the TO-REACH SRA provides a European strategy to advance our knowledge and understanding of the adoption, implementation and potential scale-up of service and policy innovations while also addressing their translation to other settings within and across countries. 

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Check out the TO-REACH project video!

The TO-REACH Consortium is glad to share the first version of our dissemination video, featuring statements from Walter Ricciardi, PI of TO-REACH and President of the Italian National Institute of Health (ISS); Natasha Azzopardi Muscat, President European Public Health Association; and Irene Norstedt, Acting Director DG Research – Health Directorate.

Discover our project objectives and activities, get to know our consortium and know more about the latest update from TO-REACH! Read More »

TO-REACH @ #EPH2018

On Friday 30th November. The TO-REACH consortium organised a session dedicated to our project at the European Public Health Conference 2018, taking place in Ljubljana between 28th November and 1st December 2018. The session was chaired by Usman Khan, European Health Management Association. Read More »

Join the TO-REACH session at #EPH2018

The TO-REACH consortium is organising a session dedicated to our project at the European Public Health Conference 2018, taking place in Ljubljana between 28th November and 1st December 2018.

The session, taking place on Friday 30th, 16:20 – 17:50, will be chaired by Walter Ricciardi, PI of TO-REACH and President of the Italian National Institute of Health (Istituto Superiore di Sanità). Read More »

Discover the first TO-REACH Newsletter

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 »

Shape the European research programme on health systems with the To-Reach online consultation

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 »