The collateral damage of COVID-19: cardiovascular disease, the next pandemic wave
Evidence and data collected during the pandemic outbreak show that COVID-19 has had a significant impact on patients with cardiovascular disease (CVD).
In Italy, for instance, the fear of contagion has tripled the mortality rate due to heart attacks from 4.1% to 13.7%. A situation that risks of burning 20 years of prevention. The cause? According to the Italian Society of Cardiology (Sic), the causes range from lack of care (the reduction in hospitalizations was of 60%) to delays (times increased by 39%), linked to the fear of contagion. The data is the result of a national study of Sic, conducted in 54 hospitals.
Co-funded by the Health Programme of the European Union .
AHEAD addresses the challenge of medical deserts and medical desertification in Europe in an effort to reduce health inequalities. At the civil society and EU level, the ultimate impact is better access to health services, especially in underserved areas, and more equitable access to sufficient, skilled, and motivated health workers, starting with the countries involved in the Project: Romania, Serbia, Moldova, Italy (represented by Cittadinanzattiva/Active Citizenship Network) and the Netherlands. Cittadinanzattiva-ACN is the leader of WP6, which is about the Policy Dialogue at the national and EU level to ensure a joint reflection on practical, feasible, and acceptable policy measures to prevent and counteract medical deserts among national and European key stakeholders and relevant decision-makers.
Active Citizenship Network is glad to launch the third edition of its bi- annual project at the European level “EU Civic Prize on Chronic Pain - Collection of good practices” with the aim to highlight existing good practices in several European countries in terms of struggle against pain.
This third edition allows us to continuing expanding the “agora” of operators of good practices on pain, encouraging the exchange of experiences among health professionals, healthcare providers, Institutions, civic associations, and patient advocacy groups.
The role of civic society and Patients Advocacy Groups for more resilient Health Care Systems. Lessons learned toward a European Health Union
5th & 6th May 2021, from 10:00 to 12:00
To join the conference, please register here (registration is mandatory).
Protecting the value of vaccination during -and after-the COVID-19 pandemic across Europe:
impact, experiences and perspectives from citizens’ and patients’ advocacy groups & relevant stakeholders
Cardiovascular disease and its many manifestations have a major impact on the lives of millions of patients and those around them. There is no doubt that cardiovascular disease will remain the most frequent cause of death and disability in Europe and throughout the world. At the global level, the World Health Organization reported that “cardiovascular diseases (CVDs) take the lives of 17.9 million people every year, 31% of all global deaths” (2018). By 2030, the number of people who die from CVDs, mainly from heart disease and stroke, will increase to reach 23.3 million.
ONE health approach, MULTIPLE answers:
Citizens’ engagement & stakeholders' actions
to tackle antimicrobial resistance and sustain EU progress
18th November 2020 - 17:00-19:00
19th November 2020 - 15:30-17:30
Project funded through PON SPAO (National Operational Programme, Active Employment Policy Systems), which is funded by the European Social Fund.
Dica Europa: the specialised training on European planning and Union's Cohesion policies will provide the addressees with a set of knowledge, tools and professional skills necessary to implement and manage European projects that have a high social impact on territories, with a particular focus on less developed regions, through the building of strategic partnerships and the sharing of good practices. From a long-term perspective, the project will strengthen the role of Third Sector Bodies in the programming, planning and management of European funds for more effective and efficient use of public resources.
The ENGAGE project received funding from the European Union's Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme.
NUDGE has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme.
NUDGE aims to systematically evaluate and fully unleash the potential of behavioural interventions toward achieving higher energy efficiency by paving the way for the generalized use of such interventions as a worthy addition to the policy-making toolbox. The project, which has a planned duration of 36 months, is carried out by a multidisciplinary team of 10 partners and trials that will take place in 5 different EU countries. Taking into consideration the Italian situation on matters concerning renewable energies and also given the EU's position on the importance of energy efficiency, Cittadinanzattiva as the only Italian participant, decided to join the NUDGE consortium intending to contribute to achieving the adoption of behaviourally tested policy interventions at the local, regional, national, and EU level.