WG2: Cancer prevention policies: audit and evaluation
Leader: Dr Maarten CUYPERS
Radboud university medical center
Geert Grooteplein Noord 21
Co-Leader: Dr Vladimir VUKOVIC
Faculty of Medicine
University of Novi Sad
Hajduk Veljkova 3
WG2 will focus on EU policy in the area of cancer prevention and unique challenges of access to cancer screening programmes across the partner countries.
- Develop a knowledge base to identify the minimum EU policy standard for cancer prevention for people with intellectual disabilities across the pan-European area.
- Organise a training school about organisational context and implementation of equitable cancer prevention strategies including access to screening programmes.
- Organise STSM’s to facilitate training and knowledge exchange from experts across Europe.
- Liaise with the WG4 to ensure reports are published from workgroup meetings and information is disseminated thought the Action’s accessible website and social media accounts; together with the other WG’s, overseen by the MC, participate in organising the Action conference.
Task 1Exchange knowledge and experiences in order to identify how different national health systems function in the way they deliver cancer prevention initiatives and screening programmes in the participating COST countries.
Task 2Agree, create and conduct an audit and evaluation in order to compare the different health systems in the participating COST Action, so a comparative analysis can be completed.
Task 3Create and conduct an audit and evaluation to identify whether people with intellectual disabilities have equal access to care in the area of cancer prevention.
Task 4Identify research and/or training which would be necessary to improve current health systems in relation to the provision of cancer prevention strategies and targeted screening programmes in order to improve equality of access to such initiatives as well as progressing the state-of-the-art in this area.