- April 29, 2022
The EIP on AHA Reference Site Collaborate Network (RSCN) brings together all European Innovation Partnership on Active and Healthy Ageing Reference Sites, and Candidate Reference Sites, across Europe into a single forum to promote cooperation; and develop and promote areas of innovative good practice and solutions, which align with the “Triple Win” objectives for Europe – (i) improved health and care outcomes for citizens across Europe, (ii) iincreased sustainability of health and care systems, and (iii) increased opportunities for economic growth and the creation of jobs.
Reference Sites are Regions, or Municipalities that bring together all the key stakeholders within the “Quadruple Helix” model – Government and Health and Care Providers; Academia and Researchers; SMEs; and Civic Society to support a regional approach to transformational change in health and care including addressing a life-course approach to active and healthy ageing. The RSCN is the only organisation that brings a collective perspective from all the Stakeholders within a Reference Site region; ensuring both the “Demand” and “Supply” sides have a shared understanding of the health and care challenges and the solutions that are required and subsequently developed and implemented. There are currently 103EIP on AHA Reference Site regions that are members of the RSCN.
The RSCN is a non-profit organization that pursues educational, scientific and philanthropic activities in order to:
- promote active and healthy ageing by supporting and developing strategic collaborations across Government, Health and Care Providers, Universities and Researchers, Industry, and Citizens to implement innovative and multidimensional approaches to prevent disability, frailty and age-related diseases during the entire life-course, and to support independent living; and
- accelerate the deployment of major innovations which will improve health and care outcomes, and increase the sustainability of health and care systems, and create economic growth and jobs
We achieve this by:
- Facilitating Reference Site regions to develop, share and adopt good practice and innovative solutions and technologies at scale
- Facilitating the scaling up of evidence-based solutions and technologies through the alignment of practices at regional, national, and international levels
- Influencing and providing strategic input to bodies such as the European Commission, WHO, building on the knowledge and expertise or our regional members;
- Providing thought leadership through expert Thematic Working Groups addressing areas such as:
- Integrated Care, Multimorbidity, and Polypharmacy Management
- Health Promotion and Disease Prevention with a whole life course approach
- Procurement for Innovation
- Information and Processes