The ASTAHG project (Alpine Space Transnational Governance of Active and Healthy Ageing) has the overall objective of improving the governance capacities of regional Active and Healthy Ageing (AHA) policies and easing the transfer of innovation and initiatives within the Alpine Space.
In the framework of the ongoing collection of best practices related to AHA, coordinated by the project partner Area Science Park, ASTAHG will devote a specific focus on what have been carried out for elderly people during Covid-19 emergency.
This spin-off activity moves from an initiative in which Italian Regions have been invited to contribute thanks to INAPP (the Italian National Institute for the Analysis of Public Policies) through ProMIS (Programma Mattone Internazionale Salute), the Italian network fostering the processes of internationalization of italian regional Healthcare Systems even through the connection with European networks and institutions.
This initiative concerns the collection of best practices by the United Nations Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE), which will be described in a forthcoming Policy Brief focused on Older Persons in Emergency Situations (giving special attention to interventions implemented in time of Covid-19).
The Autonomous province of Trento (PAT) provided four initiatives to the collection and share its contribution to ASTAHG consortium during the last Project Steering Group online meeting held on 16 June 2020.
Among them, a specific focus have been provided in regards to TreCovid19, the app developed to inform people about pandemic outbreak and to monitor at home Covid-19 patients and quarantinated, and TreC_Televisita, the telemedicine tool that allows the provincial healthcare system to guarantee adequate assistance and necessary quality of care to the population of Trentino even remotely, at the patient's home. Both TreCovid19 and TreC_Televisita are fully integrated in TreC, which is the digital health ecosystem implemented in Trentino, developed with the support of TrentinoSalute4.0, the competence centre of digital health involving PAT, the provincial healthcare trust APSS and the research institute FBK.
Thanks to the synergy put in place with ProMIS and INAPP, the ASTAHG project will have the opportunity to go more in deep on data collected so far by UNECE through a survey which will gather additional and ad hoc information about the efforts that different territories all around Europe have done to pursue the common goal to address elderly people during Covid-19 emergency.
The survey is available until 15 October 2020 at the following link: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1JfTNnPbHHysLsOnQ2u7H9me2vEPy8GdvMTH9i02YTbg/edit