MOCHA

Project reference: 634201

Funded under :

H2020-EU.3.1. - SOCIETAL CHALLENGES - Health, demographic change and well-being

Models of Child Health Appraised

From 2015-06-01 to 2018-11-30, ongoing project

Project details

Total cost: EUR 6 962 265

EU contribution: EUR 6 821 232,25

Coordinated in: United Kingdom

Topic(s):

PHC-23-2014 - Developing and comparing new models for safe and efficient, prevention oriented health and care systems

Call for proposal:

H2020-PHC-2014-two-stageSee other projects for this call

Funding scheme:

RIA - Research and Innovation action

Objective

Children’s health affects the future of Europe – children are citizens, future workers, parents and carers. Children are dependent on society to provide effective health services (UN Convention on the Rights of the Child). Models of child primary health care vary widely across Europe based on two broad alternatives (primary care paediatricians or generic family doctors), and a variety of models of school health and adolescent direct access services.

There is little research to show which model(s) are best, implying that some are inefficient or ineffective, with sub-optimal outcomes.

MOCHA will draw on networks, earlier child health projects and local agents to model and evaluate child primary care in all 30 EU/EEA countries. Scientific partners from 11 European countries, plus partners from Australia and USA, encompassing medicine, nursing, economics, informatics, sociology and policy management, will:

•           Categorise the models, and school health and adolescent services

•           Develop innovative measures of quality, outcome, cost, and workforce of each, and apply them using policy documents, routine statistics, and available electronic data sets

•           Assess effects on equality, and on continuity of care with secondary care.

•           Systematically obtain stakeholder views.

•           Indicate optimal future patterns of electronic records and big data to optimise operation of the model(s).

The results will demonstrate the optimal model(s) of children’s primary care with a prevention and wellness focus, with an analysis of factors (including cultural) which might facilitate adoption, and indications for policy makers of both the health and economic gains possible. The project will have a strong dissemination programme throughout to ensure dialogue with public, professionals, policy makers, and politicians. The project will take 42 months (36 of scientific work plus start up and close), and deliver major awareness and potential benefit for European children’s health and healthy society.

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Coordinator

IMPERIAL COLLEGE OF SCIENCE TECHNOLOGY AND MEDICINE

United Kingdom

Participants

UNIVERSITY COLLEGE DUBLIN, NATIONAL UNIVERSITY OF IRELAND, DUBLIN

Ireland

Academisch Ziekenhuis Groningen

Netherlands

CONSIGLIO NAZIONALE DELLE RICERCHE

Italy

THE UNIVERSITY OF SURREY

United Kingdom

KAROLINSKA INSTITUTET

Sweden

NEDERLANDSE ORGANISATIE VOOR TOEGEPAST NATUURWETENSCHAPPELIJK ONDERZOEK TNO

Netherlands

KING'S COLLEGE LONDON

United Kingdom

UNIVERSITEIT MAASTRICHT

Netherlands

UNIWERSYTET MEDYCZNY W LUBLINIE

Poland

HOGSKOLEN I HARSTAD

Norway

HASKOLI ISLANDS

Iceland

European University Cyprus

Cyprus

UNIVERSITEIT TWENTE

Netherlands

SYDDANSK UNIVERSITET

Denmark

UNIVERSITY OF KEELE

United Kingdom

CHILDREN'S HOSPITAL CORPORATION

United States

CENTRE HOSPITALIER UNIVERSITAIRE VAUDOIS

Switzerland

MURDOCH CHILDRENS RESEARCH INSTITUTE

Australia

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