Patient involvement in Nutritional Care policy & practice
While an optimal nutritional status benefits all patients, they aren’t always at the centre of the debate and decision making on nutritional care. Even more so, the patient’s voice can be pivotal in efforts to integrate nutritional care in health policies.
Thursday January 13th 10.00 – 11.15 CET, EPF and ONCA will host a webinar on patient involvement in nutritional care policy & practice. This webinar kicks off a series of activities to establish a structural collaboration between the patient advocate, nutritional care expert and policymaker. Experts will elaborate on the vital importance of optimal nutritional care for various patient groups and highlight good practices on patient involvement.
You will learn:
- About the Optimal Nutritional Care for All campaign
- What is meaningful patient involvement
- Why high-quality patient care needs to include nutritional care
- How patient advocates can make the difference
EPF & ONCA
Launched in 2014, the Optimal Nutritional Care for All (ONCA) campaign is a multi-stakeholder initiative to facilitate greater screening for risk of disease-related malnutrition/undernutrition and nutritional care implementation across Europe.
The campaign supports national professional societies, associations and patient groups in public health and health care to implement nutritional risk screening and optimal nutritional care in their country. The campaign is now implemented in 19 European countries.
The European Patients’ Forum (EPF) is an independent non-profit, non-governmental umbrella organisation of patient organisations across Europe and across disease-areas. Its 77 members include disease-specific patient groups active at EU level and national coalitions of patients.
EPF promotes meaningful, systematic and structured patient involvement in policymaking, research and in shaping healthcare practice that empower patients to be active partners in care. EPF will advance patient involvement through campaigns, advocacy, education, research, and projects.
Day 1 PROGRAM
- What is nutritional care & why are we asking for patient involvement?
- What is meaningful patient involvement and why is EPF committed to the goals of ENHA/ONCA?
How is ENHA/ONCA organised and what are its aims?
How do EPF and ONCA collaborate on nutrition?
Nutrition: What should healthcare professionals learn from patients?
Patient advocacy on nutrition policy: experiences from Poland.
Why is the patient voice pivotal in policymaking? An Israeli good practice.
- How to improve collaboration?
- What are the next steps?
- Conclusions and wrap up
EPF fact-sheet on clinical nutrition guidelinesView
EPF position statement on food and nutritionView
Kaisa ImmonenEuropean Patient’s Forum (EPF) Director of Policy
Olle LjungqvistChair of The European Nutrition for Health Alliance (ENHA)
Joost WesselingExecutive Director ENHA
Cees SmitPatient & Nutrition
Dušan BaragaMD, Family doctor & Patient
Marzena NelkenEPF Board, Project Manager Federation of Polish Patients
Ronit EndeveltDirector nutrition division, Israeli Ministry of Health