The Project

Governmental and funding organisations in a number of European Member States and other countries have expressed the ambition to learn more systematically about the organisation of care from other settings with the support of research and other organisations.

Learning from other countries how health services can be organised is a key element in the widely shared ambition to identify and implement successful strategies for improving care, both for individuals and populations, not the least for vulnerable citizens and patient groups.

The overall aim of the TO-REACH project is to do the groundwork for establishing a joint European research programme on health services and systems that contributes to the resilience, effectiveness, equity, accessibility, sustainability and comprehensiveness of health services and systems.

To achieve this aim, TO-REACH will have two main work streams:

  1. To prepare, conceptually and methodologically, an international research programme on cross-border learning from good models of care and the conditions needed to transfer and implement these from one setting to another.
  2. To enhance sustainable cooperation among funding bodies and their links with other existing or new funders’ networks to facilitate such a joint international research programme.