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
Aristotle University of Thessaloniki - Department of Economics
Association of Rhodope Municipalities
Municipality of Arriana
Municipality of Iasmos
Municipality of Krumovgrad
Municipality of Momchilgrad
Regional Health Inspectorate - Haskovo
Start Date Nov 01, 2017
End Date Oct 31, 2017
Budget 1.135.147,40 €
ERDF Contribution 964.875,29 €
National Contribution 170.272,11 €
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.

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