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ImPrim - Improvement of public health by promotion of equitably distributed high quality primary health care systems

Project title ImPrim - Improvement of public health by promotion of equitably distributed high quality primary health care systems
Database Data manually inserted in the NDPHS Database
ID in the source database 1436
Thematic area
  • Alcohol, Drugs, Tobacco
  • Communicable Diseases (other than HIV/AIDS and TB)
  • Development of Health Systems and Social Services
  • Disability and Rehabilitation
  • Gender-related Health
  • Health Promotion, Education and Information
  • Health Services Research
  • Lifestyle-related Diseases
  • Mental Health
  • Occupational Health and Safety
  • Primary Health Care
  • Public Health Economics
  • Public Health Practice and Policy
  • Tuberculosis
Topic 1. ImPrim focuses on Primary Health Care because this is the most effective channel for health promotion & disease prevention. 2. ImPrim develops professional networks and tools for high quality and accessible health care. 3. Improved health care services, leading to a more healthy population supported by an effective social environment, will make the Baltic region a more attractive area to live in. The project tackles three core areas: Financial resources for Primary Health Care; Professional development of Primary Health Care staff. Improved Primary Health Care aligned with regional development plans.
Project geographical area
  • Belarus
  • Estonia
  • Finland
  • Latvia
  • Lithuania
  • Russia
  • Sweden
Substate level / administrative units /regions Kaliningrad Oblast
Lead partner (organisation) Blekinge Centre of Competence, Blekinge County Council
Lead partner (owner or/and project manager) Project Director: Birgitta Billinger-Lundberg (Director of BCC)
Partner organisations
  • Estonian Ministry of Social Affairs
  • Institute of Hygiene
  • Turku University of Applied Sciences
  • State Patient Fund of Lithuania
  • The Centre of Health Economics (LT)
  • Latvian Family Physicians' Association
  • University of Tartu, Medical Faculty
  • Tallinn Health College
  • Belarusian Medical Academy of Post-Graduate Education (BelMAPO)
  • Gomel Regional Health Care Authorities
  • Klaipeda University
Start date 2009-12-10
End date 2013-06-28
Duration (months) 42
Target audience Professional networks for medical personnel; Informal networks of doctors, nurses and other health professionals; Professional Associations; Regional and local health care authorities; National authorities and institutions; The Ministries of Health of Belarys, Latvia, Lithuania, Estonia, Finland, and Sweden; Policy-makers (local and national); Local and regional media (press); Academics, researchers and educational institutions; Like-minded organizations; Other existing networks outside of the Baltic Sea Region; Community groups/patients’ associations; The local general public.
Summary Primary Health Care (PHC) is the level of care nearest to the community. It coordinates care with other community stakeholders and manages interfaces with other health services and thus also helps to control the costs of the public health systems. Hence PHC is an efficient tool for health promotion & disease prevention and contributes to increasing the attractiveness of regions. While the importance of PHC is without controversy, the equitable availability of high quality PHC personnel and resources is a big challenge for all BSR Countries. t tackles three core areas: access to PHC, financial resources for PHC, and professional development of PHC staff. The project will produce new incentive payment scheme and operational system of evidence-based quality indicators, develop set of proven measures to recruit and retain doctors and other health professionals in less attractive areas. Furthermore the project will prepare a strategy on professional development of PHC in the BSR, prepare recommendations for avoiding brain drain within and between countries, make available evidence-based PHC practices for counteracting communicable diseases. The project will also prepare a model solution for incorporating PHC in regional development plans and recommendations conclusions on promoting equal distribution of PHC.
Background no data
Objectives The project aims at promoting equitably distributed high quality primary health care services in the BSR in order to increase the cost-efficiency of the public health system and more efficiently counteract communicable diseases as well as health problems related to social factors.
Specific objectives/indicators 1) Improved prerequisites for lessening health problems related to social factors and communicable diseases in the eastern part of the BSR 2) Improved prerequisites for increasing financial and human resources for the provision of PHC services 3) Improved prerequisites for increasing the quality of PHC services 4) Decreased territorial disparities in the supply of PHC services
Results no data
Total foreseen budget EUR 2,644,000
Total implementation costs
(for completed projects, if available)
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Financing agencies / organisations The EU Baltic Sea Region Programme
Project's URL / project's website
Papers associated with this project Concise survey on deliverables and reports for ImPrim
Further information no data
Last posted: on 2011-09-16 at 15:45:00

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