European Health Award 2017

Winner & shortlisted projects

4 October 2017, Bad Hofgastein, Austria

We would like to congratulate the winning project: Gen-Equip Project.

The Gen-Equip project -  Equipping European Primary Care Health Professionals to Deal with Genetics - is a European initiative to provide free, online education in genetics to health professionals, particularly general practitioners, nurses and midwives providing primary care.  The main aim is to improve healthcare of patients who have or are at risk of a condition with an underlying genetic cause.

Gen-Equip Project

Winning project video

Shortlisted projects 2017

Project 1: Education Against Tobacco (EAT)

Through EAT more than 1,500 medical students from 28 German, four Austrian and two Swiss medical schools educate 23,800 adolescents effectively in the classroom setting per year, educate hundreds of prospective physicians for tobacco cessation in inpatient settings and conduct the largest school-based tobacco prevention trials worldwide.

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Project 2: EUropean Refugees - HUman Movement and Advisory Network (EUR-HUMAN)

EUR-HUMAN aimed to rapidly enhance Primary Health Care capacity across Europe to address refugee and migrant health needs and safeguard them from risks including minimising cross-border care risks. An evidence-based, validated approach was utilised, well-tailored to their needs and matched to available service.

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Project 3: The European Competence Network on Mastocytosis (ECNM)

The ECNM is a multi-center network and high-level initiative of EU experts working in the field of mastocytosis. The general aim of the ECNM is to improve recognition, diagnosis and therapy in patients with mastocytosis in Europe and other countries. The ECNM has succeeded in developing widely accepted guidelines for the diagnosis and management of patients with mastocytosis.

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Project 4: Innovative patient centred health care services – advantages of establishing a close CE network in coeliac disease patient health care (Focus IN CD)

Focus IN CD project will demonstrate the development of an innovative health service model and will gain data to develop e-learning tools for health care professionals (HCPs) and patients, to close existing knowledge gaps and to improve patient support.

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Project 6: The impact on maritime transport of health threats due to biological, chemical and radiological agents including communicable diseases (EU SHIPSAN ACT)

EU SHIPSAN ACT focused on the impact of maritime transport on health threats due to biological, chemical and radiological agents including communicable diseases. The project aimed to strengthen an integrated strategy and sustainable mechanisms at the EU level for safeguarding the health of travellers and crew of passenger and cargo ships, and preventing the cross-border spread of diseases to improve citizens' health security.

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