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APPropriate CARE paths for frail elderly patients

Erasmus University Medical Center – Department of Public Health (EMC)

The Erasmus University Medical Centre is the largest university medical centre in the Netherlands, with approximately 14.000 employees. In addition to having the largest number of university hospital disciplines in the country, it includes excellent health science and basic research departments.

The Department of Public Health is one of the top medical research institutes in Europe and in the world. The Department of Public Health employs circa 130 persons (among which 100 scientific staff). It’s research is conducted in close collaboration with local, national and international public health or health care organizations, and is organized in two main programmes: Determinants and primary prevention (i.e. to better understand the social and physical determinants of population health and to develop effective primary preventive interventions to improve population health), and Secondary prevention and care (i.e. to contribute to population health by evaluating the process, effects, and cost-effectiveness of health care interventions). The department was the coordination centre of many international studies on health and health care funded by different funding bodies such as the European Commission. Furthermore, research is embedded in the Netherlands Institute of Health Sciences ( research school, which is acknowledged and rated as excellent by the Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences.

The division of Geriatrics is a top medical institute, is member of GERONTONet a network of excellence including Centers of Reference of Geriatric Medicine in Europe. The division offers top clinical patient care, post-graduate education, and is the founder of the Alzheimer Center SouthWest Netherlands. Within the division of Geriatrics there are two important research programmes: a. age-related homeostatic changes and b. determinants of disability. The division of Geriatrics has several national (Leiden, Amsterdam, Groningen) and International (Paris, Verona, Koln, Rome, London, Baltimore NIH), ongoing collaboration. At the moment there are 12 PhD candidates performing research on these areas.


Registration is open for the APPCARE Final Event to be held in Brussels on May 23rd 2019!

24 April 2019

Registration is open for the APPCARE Final Event to be held in Brussels on May 23rd 2019! For more information, please visit:

Round table “How to integrate project results to promote active and healthy ageing?” call for contribution!

24 April 2019

Round table “How to integrate project results to promote active and healthy ageing?” call for contribution! In the framework of the APPCARE Final Conference, a round table is organized to discuss how findings and recommendations of different projects in the field of Active and Healthy Ageing may be integrated in […]


3 July 2017

On june 9th 2017, the mid-term event of the APPCARE project took place in Valencia in the framework of the Transferring EU public policy into Regional social innovation: improving AHA for a better society workshop. This joint event with representatives of public administrations and experts of different projects working on […]

The APPCARE project will be presented during the 17° AIP (Associazione Italiana di Psicogeriatria) National Congress

6 December 2016

Florence, 30th March–1st April 2017 The symposium “Modalità innovative per la continuità delle cure nell’anziano. Il progetto APPCARE” [“Innovative modalities for the continuity of care in the elderly. The APPCARE project”] will take place on 30th March 2017 at 10 a.m. Click the following link  to consult the up-to-date […]

D 5.1 APPCARE model is now available for consultation!

6 December 2016

Deliverable D4.1 Eu Synthesis Report published

26 November 2015

Issue: November 9, 2015 Marjolein Lugtenberg, Elena Procaccini, Elisa Valia, Choni Doñate, Tamara Alhambra, Francesco Mattace Raso, Rob van Staveren, Carmen Franse, Amy van Grieken, Hein Raat (editors) Erasmus MC – University Medical Center Rotterdam, The Netherlands, Azienda ULSS n.9 Treviso, Italy, Polibienestar, Spain.

The APPCARE project

4 November 2015

APPropriate CARE paths for frail elderly patients – which involves three countries: Italy, Spain and The Netherlands is on line!

European Union

This publication is part of the project / joint action ‘664689 / APPCARE’ which has received funding from the European Union’s Health Programme (2014-2020).

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