The Health movement focuses on health, empowering people and providing them with tools to lead a healthy life style. The impact is lowering the risk of developing lifestyle related chronic diseases and decreasing health care costs with preventive interventions.
The Health Movement consortium has funding from EIT Health to carry out a Project, lead by RISE Research Institutes of Sweden, running for two years with start in January 2017. The first application area and focus of the project is to prevent diabetes type 2.
The project has two main building blocks to bring health to the population
These two parts can provide value towards one by one as well as together. Starting in April 2018 a study is performed to test the health integrator service. See health integrator web-page for more details on service concept and study http://healthintegrator.eu/en/
The Health Index will provide possibilities for population health analytics and more importantly govern the financing of preventive interventions. The aim of the index is to demonstrate how health varies over time for the population and will be the baseline for the financials. It is the base for the reimbursement system (Health Impact Bond) as a defined Health index for a population can be procured with a current value and a value of reaching the target.
A Health Impact Bond (HIB) is one type of a Social Impact Bond, which is a pay for success contract between the government and Investors to provide improved social or economic outcomes. Investment is raised to pay for a range of interventions provided by public sector services that will improve these outcomes. If the outcomes improve, investors receive their initial investment plus a financial return. The financial return is a fraction of the savings made by the public sector in contracting the service provider.
Europe is facing an increasing challenge with age-dependent lifestyle related chronic diseases, also known as noncommunicable diseases (NCDs). The purpose of the Health Movement is to prevent NCDs from emerging, and increase quality of life for individuals that are already sick. NCDs are not passed from person to person and they are of long duration and generally slow progression. By promoting a healthy living, many of these diseases can be prevented, but there is a need of supportive Environments and access to…