On October 7 2011 the European Child Safety Alliance (ECSA) was awarded the Award of the European Health Forum Gastein for a (Health) Policy Initiative of European Importance. ECSA`s Child Safety Report Card initiative was selected by the European Jury as the winner of this year’s award.
The European Health Award is a prize awarded on an annual basis by the European Health Forum Gastein for projects which are designed to show improvement of medical care in Europe. More than one European country must be involved in the project and the results must be transferable to other states and directly benefit a substantial part of the population or relatively large patient groups. This year’s prize went to the European Child Safety Alliance (ECSA) for their Child Safety Report Card initiative.
Nine projects were short listed for the European Health Award 2011, on a variety of projects, including child injuries, cardiovascular risk, osteoporosis, the strengthening of primary care, education about sexual diseases, and diabetes prevention. The award was announced just prior to this year’s Gastein Health Forum.
The Child Safety Report Card initiative is an integral part of EPHA member ECSA’s Child Safety Action Plan project which was launched in 2007. The initiative will be continued under ECSA´s new TACTICS project with the support of the European Commission.
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