On 13th May AGE participated in the kick-off meeting of SUSTAIN, a 4-year European research project coordinated by the VU University Amsterdam and the Dutch National Institute for Public Health and environment. The project will aim to improve integrated care for older people living at home with multiple health and social care needs, and to ensure that improvements are applicable and adaptable to other health systems and regions in Europe.
To that end, SUSTAIN will in particular aim to:
- improve established integrated care initiatives (in Austria, Estonia, Germany, Netherlands, Norway, Spain, United Kingdom) through an implementation plan developed in co-creation with local key stakeholders; evaluate the implementation processes;
- assess the applicability and adaptability of improved integrated care initiatives to other health systems and regions in Europe;
- design and implement dissemination strategies on how to improve existing integrated care initiatives, including a roadmap targeted at policy-makers and decision-makers tasked with designing, establishing and maintaining systems of integrated care that focus on older people with complex needs.
AGE will play a transversal role in the project and aim to bring its knowledge on participatory and rights-based approach to enhance a better access to health and long-term care services.
For more information please contact Maude Luherne, project and policy email@example.com