Strategic relevance

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The strategic relevance of the project is related to decreasing health-related costs while increasing cost-effectiveness of interventions, in order to assure an appropriate distribution of health resources according to the health needs of the older subjects.

According to the Innovation Union Communication (IUC) launched by the Commission in 2010, the multidimensional, multidisciplinary and predictive strategies proposed by the project give relevant contribution to the EC programme in creating common and shared solutions that are closed to the specific needs of the aging population.

Moreover the core activities of the project relate specifically to generating and disseminating health information and knowledge seeking to create evidence for policy makers and translating clinical practice into policy strategy that represents one of the 3 principal objectives of the second programme of Community action in the field of health (2008-13).