On November 21st, from 12:00 to 13:00, the AHEAD project consortium partners - among which there is also Active Citizenship Network-Cittadinazattiva - will organise a webinar about tackling and preventing medical deserts with the use of the Medical Deserts Diagnostic Tool they developed, which can be used by citizens and policymakers for evidence-based policy measures to address medical deserts.
To join the webinar, please register here.
The above-mentioned tool includes interactive maps that visualize indicators related to different aspects of medical desertification in the focus countries of our project, i.e. Italy, Moldova, the Netherlands, Romania and Serbia. It also includes an updated working definition of medical desertification, as well as medical desertification index calculation methodology, which researchers can apply to their own research and/or context.
During the interactive webinar will be shared the updated working definition of medical deserts (based on the consotium’s research and will be explained how researchers, policy makers and other interested parties can use the Medical Deserts Diagnostic Tool and maps for evidence-based policy solutions to identify, tackle and prevent medical deserts.
The event will be moderated by Stefan Mandic-Rajcevic (data research analyst and medical doctor (University of Belgrade, Serbia)) and during it representatives from the AHEAD country teams will talk about their experience with applying the Medical Deserts Diagnostic Tool in their countries.