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Preventive, Predictive, Personalised & Participatory
Preventive, Predictive, Personalised and Participatory represents a move away from reacting to illness to prevention and maintaining health. Preventive medicine focuses on the health of individuals, it is a proactive approach towards patient care.
"Modern medicine will focus on the individual and will become proactive in nature. It will increasingly focus on prevention and addressing underlying mechanisms rather than only disease treatment. Modern research and medicine provides deeper insights into the mechanisms of disease, provides new avenues for diagnosis for the individual, and generates new methods for assessing wellness"
European Society of Preventive Medicine (2020)
SAPHIRE's focus on preventive medicine
We will focus on the domain of prevention in European regions; to showcase current operations (best practices) and provide a basis for further development, funding and partnering in the domain of preventive medicine.
We are organising a series of interviews with leading regional initiatives in Europe, which are active in preventive medicine approaches. These will be available on this website and our social media channels for inspiration, and to kick-off of a dialogue and community building. We invite all regions who want to share their initiatives and experiences with us to contact us.
An overview of preventive medicine approaches in Extremadura: an interview with Dr Jonathan Gómez Raja
SAPHIRe recently interviewed Dr Jonathan Gómez Raja, Chief Scientific Officer at Fundesalud to discuss preventive medicine approaches in the Extremadura region. The Foundation for Research and Training of Health Professionals of Extremadura (FUNDESALUD) is a non-profit foundation of the Public Health System of Extremadura, attached to the Ministry of Health and Social Policy of the Government of Extremadura.
The Foundation has a number of functions including: the promotion of research, development and innovation in health; developing education programmes for health professionals; supporting health-related research projects; supporting and strengthening of R&D infrastructure; promoting internationalisation of R&D activities; promoting quality strategies in health services through development of projects, programmes and interventions aimed at improving the training of healthcare professionals.
In this interview Dr Gómez Raja discusses the regional approach to healthcare and preventive medicine, as well as some of the ongoing regional projects.
An overview of preventive medicine approaches in Extremadura
Dr Jonathan Gómez Raja, Chief Scientific Officer at Fundesalud