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  • 1. Embedding Humanities in Horizon 2020 Health Patricia Clarke Senior Policy Analyst/ National Delegate Health Research Board
  • 2. What is Horizon 2020 The EU’s 2014-20 programme for research & innovation A core part of Europe 2020, Innovation Union & European Research Area − Responding to the economic crisis to invest in future jobs and growth − Addressing people’s concerns about their livelihoods, safety and environment − Strengthening the EU’s global position in research, innovation and technology
  • 3. Building on experience FP7 'Health' – the largest multi-national fund… • …for collaborative research, global consortia, and publicprivate co-operation • …to fund excellent applied health and ageing research and innovation • …to bring together leading players from Europe and across the globe • …to tackle key European and global health challenges
  • 4. Horizon 2020 - Societal Challenge 1 • Translating science to benefit citizens • Improve health outcomes • Support a competitive health & care sector • Test and demonstrate new health & care models, approaches and tools • Promote healthy and active ageing Do also look elsewhere! EU support of health related research & innovation is not limited to Societal Challenge 1
  • 5. H2020 Health Work Programme 2014/15 Call 'personalising health and care' 34 topics (15 in 2014, 17 in 2015, 2 open in both years) Call for 'co-ordination activities' 16 topics (10 in 2014, 6 in 2015) € 1,21 billion
  • 6. Building Strong Foundations • Wellbeing - improving Quality of Life • Behaviour Change – understanding the ways in which individuals make choices and decisions • Ethics - adopting new technologies • Globalisation – understanding the political, economic, cultural and technological impacts • Underpinning policy development – e.g. concepts of innovation, social interactions • Opportunities for integrative thinking and imagination, for creativity and discovery, and for good citizenship.
  • 7. Call ‘Personalising Health and Care’ Seven Focus Areas 1. Understanding health, ageing & disease 2. Effective health promotion, disease prevention, preparedness and screening 3. Improving diagnosis 4. Innovative treatments and technologies 5. Advancing active and healthy ageing 6. Integrated, sustainable, citizen-centred care 7. Improving health information, data exploitation and providing an evidence base for health policies and regulation
  • 8. Specific Health Topics 2014 PHC 1 – 2014: Understanding health, Population level, extending to health ageing and disease: determinants, promotion with emphasis on healthy risk factors and pathways ageing. PHC 5 – 2014: Health promotion and disease prevention: translating ‘omics’ into stratified approaches inclusive of lifestyle factors PHC 6 – 2014: Evaluating existing screening and prevention programmes Need to be assessed for effective delivery . Provide evidence for policymakers PHC 17 – 2014: Comparing the effectiveness of existing healthcare interventions in the elderly Includes supporting best practice guidelines
  • 9. Specific Health Topics 2014 PHC 19 – 2014: Advancing active and healthy ageing with ICT: Service robotics within assisted living environments Longer-term ,cost effectiveness, social exclusion. Non-technical Measured impacts –encourage user participation, 3600around the patient – carers, keeping people at home. PHC 23 – 2014: Developing and comparing new models for safe and efficient, prevention oriented health and care systems: Practical application – not theoretical. Identify more advantageous health care interventions that could be implemented. PHC 26 – 2014: Self-management of Health apps for disease management health and disease: citizen within health care itself. Behavioural engagement and mHealth science and also deals with service, education PHC 31 – 2014: Foresight for health policy development and regulation Mainly indicators on healthcare but also sustainability of healthcare system
  • 10. Specific Health Topics 2015 PHC 4 – 2015: Health promotion and disease prevention: improved intersector co-operation for environment and health based interventions Impact on series of public health programmes and not just on health systems PHC 21 – 2015: Advancing active and healthy ageing with ICT: Early risk detection and intervention Reliably link behavioural changes to impact . Efficiency gains - improve QoL patients and carers, efficiency in healthcare systems, competitiveness and efficiency gains for market . Ethics . PHC 22 – 2015: Promoting mental wellbeing in the ageing population
  • 11. Specific Health Topics 2015 PHC 24 – 2015: Piloting Larger pilots, new models of care in personalised medicine in health conjunction with health authorities. and care systems Health economics. Show how it can be implemented. PHC 25 – 2015: Advanced ICT systems and services for Integrated Care PHC 27 – 2015: Selfmanagement of health and disease and patient empowerment supported by ICT Design new care pathways, Expected impact –reduce admissions, bed stays etc., indicate more coordination between specialities, and bring strong evidence for health care outcomes
  • 12. Embed by learning nationally: HRB and interdisciplinary health care Review of Population Health and Health Services Interdisciplinary Research in Ireland Capacity 1. Lack of capacity Enhancement 2. Attract hidden capacity to address Awards (ICE) complex questions programme 3. Support and funding Structured Population and Health-services Research Education (SPHeRE) Research Leaders Awards (RLA)
  • 13. Representation within the H2020 System
  • 14. Developing Creative Connections
  • 15. Thank you Patricia Clarke,