Policies for Enhancing Access to Health Services in Deprived Areas


The Healthy Municipality
Project Number – MIS 5011021
Priority axis 4 - A Socially Inclusive Cross-Border Area
Investment priorities 9a - Investing in health and social infrastructure which contributes to national, regional and local development, reducing inequalities in terms of health status, promoting social inclusion through improved access to social, cultural and recreational
Intervention fields 053. Health infrastructure
081. ICT solutions addressing the healthy active ageing challenge and e-Health services and applications (including e-Care and ambient assisted living)
Call 2nd Call for proposals under priority axes 2 & 4
Lead Beneficiary Regional Development Agency of Rodopi S.A.
Beneficiaries Agency for Transnational Training and Development
Municipality of Arriana
Municipality of Iasmos
Regional Health Inspectorate - Haskovo
Association of Rhodope Municipalities
Municipality of Krumovgrad
Municipality of Momchilgrad
Start Date Nov 01, 2017
End Date Jun 30, 2022
Budget 1.135.147,40 €
ERDF Contribution 964.875,29 €
National Contribution 170.272,11 €
Website https://healthymunicipality.com/
The overall objective of the project is the designing and introducing of prevention policies at Municipality level to the remote CB areas. As such the project pursues on investigating morbidity causes, development of population morbidity maps and formulation of policies for its reduction, on investigating the access to and the degree of needs’ coverage of health services in partner areas, on locating vulnerable groups and taking measures for enhancing their prevention support (diagnostic exams, standard protocols for treatment of incidents), on developing tools (patient cards, digital alert system, additional equipment for health centers, networking local health structures), on designing local health policy plans, on organizing communication actions for applying common plan in project areas, on applying pilot applications (diagnostic and clinical exams for vulnerable groups, health prevention sessions) to support prevention policy.

The project’s objective contributes to the implementing of prevention actions addressing the local population, the introduction of prevention policies and capacity building at Municipality level in the remote areas (developing tools-pilot applications to support their prevention policy), by setting up a CB lab on Municipal health prevention. The project concentrates on actions that promote primary care services and actions of CB added value such as digital data base in each area with patient cards, digital alert system, digital Municipal health platform in each area, digital networking local health structures, all designed under a common methodology. The PBs of the project, the population of the area, the public health sector, the local communities, as well as other local Municipalities, from the whole Program area will benefit from the project implementation.


D.2.5.3_Brochure_Project Presentation_EN, GR
D.2.7.3_Brochure_EN / BG
D.5.9.3_Flyer_ EN

D.2.7.3_Brochure_Identification of socioeconomic characteristics, morbidity and health services in BG area _EN / BG
D.2.7.3_Brochure_Synthesis report on socioeconomic characteristics, morbidity and health services in BG area _EN / BG
D.2.7.3_Brochure_CB Lab on Prevention & Primary Health Policies_EN / BG

D.3.2.1 - 3.5.1_Population Socioeconomic Characteristics & Operating Health Infra structure_GR (EN abstr)
D.3.5.4_Synthesis Report for the GR partners on the population socio-economic characteristics and operating health infrastructure_EN & GR
D.3.6.1_Study for the population socioeconomic characteristic and operating health infrastructure_EN / BG
D.3.6.4_Synthesis Report for the BG partners on the population socioeconomic characteristics & operating health infrastructure_EN / BG
D.3.8.3_Krumovgrad municipality_Analysis of the local morbidity of population_BG (EN abstr)
D.3.9.3_Momchilgrad municipality_Analysis of the local morbidity of population, formulation of policies for prevention & reducing morbidity_BG (EN abstr)

D.3.2.2_Research_access to & degree of needs coverage of health services_Methodology & Legal opinion_ EN
D.3.5.2_Research_access to & degree of needs coverage of health services for GR project area_GR (EN summary)
D.3.2.4_Synthesis Reports for each partner area on the access to & degree of needs coverage of health services_ EN

D.3.1.5_Dynamic digital maps on morbidity and health infrastructure intended to serve as a policy planning tool for primary local authorities and health care providers in the cross-border area Summary (EN&GR)https://healthymunicipality.com/maps/ 

D.4.2.1_Setting up examination protocols in partner areas upon most frequent diseases_EN & GR
D.4.6.1_Setting up examination protocols in BG partner areas upon most frequent diseases_BG (EN summary)

D.4.6.2_Digital database in each area with patient cards and digital alert system_EN
D.4.1.3_Digital municipal health platform in each area: LINK
Aim: interconnect the individual PHC providers of the area of each Municipality and not only, digitally, to access the data of the Database and view and update the health card of a patient. This platform is also a health management tool for the Municipalities, informing them through an automatic notification system about the scheduled medical examinations to which the residents registered in the system must undergo, while there is direct communication and data exchange between the Municipality and the local health care providers. Summary (EN/GR):
D.5.1.2_Common Cross-Border Prevention Plan for Pilot Applications_EN
D.5.5.2_Setting up of common cross border prevention plan for pilot testing – Municipalities of Arriana & Iasmos_GR (EN abstr)
D.5.6.2_Common cross border prevention plan for pilot testing - Municipalities of Krumovgrad & Momchilgrad_BG & EN

D.6.2.1_Evaluating results of pilot application at local level (Municipality of Iasmos)_EN
D.6.1.2_Synthesis report and results from the implementation of the pilot applications in the cross-border area (problems and good practices)_EN
D.6.7.1_Evaluation of the results of pilot application of local level_Municipalities of Krumovgrad & Momchilgrad_EN & BG
D.6.7.2_Synthesis report and results on application of pilot application in districts of Haskovo, Kardzhali, Smolyan_EN & BG

D.6.5.3_Adapting local plans to results of pilot applications_EN
D.6.6.3_Adapting local plans to results of pilot application - Municipalities of Krumovgrad & Momchilgrad EN / BG

D.6.1.4_Setting Up Cross Border Lab on Prevention and Primary Health Policies - The Business Plan of the Cross Border LAB_EN
D.6.6.4_Business plan for organizing and setting up a cross border lab_EN & BG

D.6.5.4_CB LAB Framework_EN
D.6.5.4_CB LAB Database_ΕΝ - LINK


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