The region achieved the highest score on the ‘EIP on AHA’s Reference Site’ accreditation for its good practice programmes with the elders
The European Commission has awarded Asturias the highest score in the ‘Reference Site’ accreditation, linked to the promotion of active and healthy ageing. This measure ratifies our region as a model in policies and programmes of good practice with the elderly.
The award is presented today in Aarhus, Denmark, at the summit of the European partnership for active and healthy ageing.
The ‘Reference Site Asturias’ is a recognition granted for the first time in 2016 by the European Commission to our region within the framework of the strategic initiative European Innovation Partnership on Active and Healthy Ageing (EIP on AHA), as a place of reference for the work it is doing in the field of active and healthy ageing.
In 2019, in the 3rd call of the ‘EIP on AHA’, the ‘Reference Site Asturias’ has obtained four of the possible four stars. This recognition is the result of exchange, learning and collaboration to better respond to the challenge of ageing in our region.
The candidacy presented on this occasion includes different initiatives that are developed in the community, such as the program “Breaking Distance”, the virtual consultations of the Health Service (Sespa) or the pilot viewer for the unique electronic social history.
Innovation, a strategic factor for the future of Asturias
Medicine and the biosanitary industry are strategic sectors in which Asturias is making a strong commitment to the development of biotechnology, bioinformatics and biomedicine. Progress in these areas is focused on innovation, with multiple applications in the field of active ageing.
This is what the recognition of the ‘EIP on AHA’ values: “The organizations and entities awarded have demonstrated the existence of comprehensive strategies to promote innovation and to understand and address the challenges of providing health services and care to the aging population“.
“Reference Site status has been awarded to those organisations that have demonstrated excellence in developing, adopting and expanding innovative practices for active and healthy ageing”, adds the European Commission.