Foresight and Modelling for European Health Policy and Regulation

Principal Investigator (for Imperial): Franco Sassi

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The Foresight and Modelling for European Health Policy and Regulation (FRESHER) consortium projects represent an alternative future where the detection of emerging health scenarios is used to test future research policies that effectively tackle the effects of non-communicable diseases (NCDs).

FRESHER brings together ten research groups, including leaders in the management of large European Foresight projects and highly experienced health policy modellers to produce quantitative estimates of the future global burden of NCDs in the EU and its impact on health care expenditures and delivery, population well-being, health and socio-economic inequalities.

This project will:

  • Develop and validate a comprehensive impact assessment framework for mapping major driving factors, their interactions and their impacts on health and well-being endpoints
  • Critically review current datasets and recommend a robust set of variables and indicators.
  • Illustrate options for decision-makers to contain the burden of NCDs by simulating modifications according to alternative policy choices.
  • Promote an interactive process with key actors in public health and European policies for foresight scenarios and models as well as policy recommendations.

FRESHER heavily relies on an interactive process with key stakeholders, at all stages of the project uniting researchers from across European institutions including the OECD, Austrian Institute of Technology, the European Public Health Alliance, the Governance and Economics Research Network and Aix Marseille University.