On the occasion of its 10th anniversary, the EHFG initiated the European Health Award in 2007 to promote health policy initiatives with a European scope which contribute in a significant way to meet European health challenges.
In 2010, nominated projects focused on smoke-free classes, Parkinson’s in everyday life, alcohol prevention and cross-border hospital cooperation but also on chronic diseases like the winning project called Chronic Diseases Alliance: a united prevention approach.
This year, nine cross-border health projects have now been short listed for the European Health Award 2011:
• Child Safety Report Cards – A federated tool measuring the level of application of child safety policies in 32 countries in accord with over 100 evidence-based public health policy interventions
• ECORN-CF (European Centres of Reference Network for Cystic Fibrosis)
• EFPC (European Forum for Primary Care)
• GA²LEN (Global Allergy & Asthma European Network) Quality Management (QM) Programme
• HBV-HCV-HIV: Three different and serious threats for European young people. A Network to study and face these challenges in the EU. H-CUBE
• HeartScore: Cardiovascular disease (CVD) risk assessment and management tool
• IMAGE Project – Development and Implementation of a European Guideline and training Standards for Diabetes Prevention
• Move for Change campaign – A 3 year pan-European survey launched on the first European Parkinson’s Action Day (EPAD) 11 April 2010
• OsteoLink: Building Better Bones- A social network for people who care about osteoporosis
A panel of judges will pick the winning project from this short list. The prestigious award for health initiatives will be presented at the European Health Forum Gastein on October 7th, 2011 between 1.10 and 1.30 pm.