This initiative is about nurturing and nourishing the innovation necessary to allow people across Europe to live healthy, active and independent lives as they age.
The idea is to bring together creative initiatives, organisations and people from a wide variety of countries and different professional contexts into new partnerships. This will foster a truly collaborative approach to helping countries to enable their citizens to live healthy, active and independent lives, improve the sustainability and efficiency of social and health care systems, and boost and improve the competitiveness of the markets for innovative products and services.
Three goals of EIP AHA;
1. Healthy and active ageing and independent living
2. Sustainability and efficiency of social and health care systems
3. Boost competitiveness and market growth
This ambitious work is separated into action groups with different topics: prescription and adherence; falls prevention; frailty; integrated care; independent living; smart communities and cities.
The Scottish team, co-ordinated by SCTT and consists of key stakeholders in the relevant areas from across Scotland, is involved in all action group areas.
As well as the partnership building and idea-exchanging aspects of EIP on AHA, the scheme can award Reference Site status based on good practice of services or systems that are innovative and sustainable. Scotland is an official three-star EIP on AHA Reference Site and received one of the highest ratings among the 32 participating regions in Europe.
For more information visit the EIP website or for a copy of Scotland’s involvement click here for a copy of the latest information leaflet.