Horizon Europe – Support healthcare system resilience through a focus on persistency in the treatment of chronic diseases – Stage 2

Well-being, Health and Biomedical Discovery


Academic Unit: inquire with unit

Memorial Deadline: Thursday 3rd, October 2024

External Deadline: Thursday 10th, October 2024


The main outcome of this research collaboration is to better understand why significant advances in technology in recent years have not contributed to widespread improvements in healthcare systems, which still struggle to keep more than 50 % of people on chronic disease treatment for longer than 12 months. The goal is to develop and pilot innovative and multi-stakeholder approaches leveraging social innovation activities and scalable technology to improve the health outcomes of people living with chronic diseases by supporting treatment persistency with a particular focus on diabetes, obesity, and cardiovascular disease. Persistency is part of drug adherence and is defined as the length of time between starting treatment and the last dose which immediately precedes discontinuation of medication.

Although novel treatments are becoming more available with major improvements in convenience and efficacy, poor persistency to treatment is still a major challenge in the healthcare system. Insights from pilots under this topic will be shared with relevant stakeholders of the healthcare ecosystem to improve outcomes for people living with chronic diseases. The pilots should include cardiometabolic diseases, such as diabetes, obesity, and cardiovascular disease. Other chronic diseases may be considered in this collaboration if they contribute to the overall understanding of barriers and opportunities. Moreover, it is not the goal to develop new technologies and/or pharmaceutical drugs during the course of the project, but rather to address how insights and new approaches can be applied in clinical practice and implemented in guidelines and recommendations.

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Deadline dates
Stage 1 –  April 16, 2024 17:00:00 Brussels time
Stage 2 -October 10 2024 17:00:00 Brussels time

Funding Sources

Horizon Europe

This opportunity was posted by: RGCS

Last modified: April 4, 2024