We have had an incredibly busy start to 2018; with an excellent working meeting held in Leiden, the Netherlands, and a great deal of discussion of how we continue to analyse MOCHA evidence in the final year of the project. In addition, Associate Professor Maria Brenner from Trinity College Dublin attended the 8th Annual Nursing […]
One of the MOCHA External Advisory Board members, Professor Neal Halfon from the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) Center for Healthier Children, Families and Communities, recently visited Imperial College London. During this time, he met with some MOCHA project members, including Dr Paul Kocken who is leading the appraisal work package of the project, […]
MOCHA was well represented at the recent International Society for Quality in Healthcare (ISQua) conference in London, held on the 2nd – 4th October. The theme of this year’s conference was Learning at the System Level to Improve Healthcare Quality and Safety, a focus that is of high relevance to the project. Dr Kinga Zdunek presented her poster […]
Members of MOCHA have been extremely active at conferences in the past few weeks. Dr Austin Warters presented work on the policy and organisational challenges in Europe of Integration of health and social care for children with complex health conditions at the International Health Policy Conference held in the London School of Economics & Political […]
MOCHA has recently returned from two very productive days at the Medical Informatics Europe conference in Manchester, UK. Three presentations were given by members of the MOCHA team. Professor Michael Rigby presented two papers on Electronic Records and the differences in how they are used in Europe. Towards Safe and Efficient Child Primary Care – […]
Professor Mitch Blair has been invited to speak at the 5th Community Social Pediatrics Symposium in Montreal Canada on the 25th and 26th May 2017. The theme of the symposium is Children’s vulnerabilities: understanding and addressing health inequalities. Professor Blair will speak alongside Dr Gilles Julien, Professor Gerry McHale and Dr Melanie Berry at the […]
We are delighted that the Models of Child Health Appraised (MOCHA) project will be contributing the next event in the Working Group of the Quality of Childhood series in the European Parliament (QoC). The presentation will be given by Professor Michael Rigby and Dr Denise Alexander, the deputy leader, and research coordinator of the MOCHA project. Entitled […]
MOCHA is delighted to have all three papers we submitted to the European Health Management Annual Conference accepted for presentation. The topics covered will be Child Migrant Health Policy; E-Health Policy for Children; and Measurement of the Strength of Children’s Primary Care. The meeting will be held at Bocconi University, Milan in June 2017
In October 2017 the prestigious International Society for Quality and Safety in Healthcare (ISQua) global conference will be held in London. Pressure for inclusion in the programme was very strong. In the face of this, our DIPEx collegaues, who have been interviewing children and young people about their experiences of health care as part of […]
Dr. Maria Brenner, leader of WP2 on Complex Care, has been invited by the Paediatric Nurses Association of Europe to speak at their meeting in Naples on April 28th 2017 on MOCHA, and in particular on the work on services to children with complex needs. This is a marvellous opportunity to bring MOCHA to the […]
In March, we will welcome two new researchers to the MOCHA team. Rebecca McHugh will be working with Professor Maria Brenner and Dr Austin Warters on our work into the social care interface with primary care. Keisha Taylor will be working with Dr Stine Lundstroem Kamionka and Professor Maria Brenner on long term mental health […]
The International Conference on Integrated Care is a significant European and World event. This year it will be held in Dublin on 8-10 May. MOCHA is delighted to report that our Work Package 2 research on Complex Care for Children has a full workshop accepted for the programme. Led by Dr. Austin Warters, our social […]
MOCHA will provide a key presentation in the Quality of Childhood series in the European Parliament on Tuesday 11 April, organised by the Alliance for Childhood European Network Group and hosted by Finnish MEP Hannu Takkula. Details to follow.
MOCHA will be well represented in presenting research findings at the Medical Informatics Europe / Informatics for Health conference in Manchester in April. Dr Grit Kuehne and Professor Michael Rigby have had two papers accepted: Why are Children’s Interests Invisible in European National E-Health Strategies? reports on country agent replies on this topic. While, Towards […]
Results of a MOCHA survey of all European Union and EEA countries has shown that migrant children’s right to health care is not being met in many cases. Published today in the Lancet, Professor Anders Hjern and team have shown that irregular and destitute EU migrant children are rarely entitled to health care, other than […]
A MOCHA Workshop has been confirmed at the European Forum for Primary Care conference in Porto in September 2017. Representatives of the MOCHA project will present interim analyses and seek feedback on our work so far. This will be a valuable opportunity for external discussion about the MOCHA project. The conference will take place in […]
Our December newsletter is out today. You can find it in the Publications section of the website, or sign up to receive a copy in your inbox. MOCHA wishes everyone a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.
Professor Anders Hjern presented his MOCHA work Unaccompanied minors in Europe: implications for the health, social and education sectors, based on the Work Package 7 MOCHA report to the European Commission, completed in August 2016. Professor Hjern was invited to speak at the high level conference: Working together for better health and well-being:Promoting intersectoral and […]
The second Annual General Meeting of the MOCHA project was successfully hosted by CNR in Rome, on the 20th October 2016. We were welcomed by Professor Riccardo Pozzo from the Department of Social Sciences and Humanities at CNR. Professor Mitch Blair, Principal Investigator of the MOCHA project welcomed all the participants to the meeting, and […]
On 23rd September 2016, MOCHA are co-hosting a study day with the European Association of Children in Hospital (EACH) in Zeist, Netherlands. This will precede the EACH biennial European Network Meeting. The day looks at how children’s health is changing, and we will discuss how this affects children, and national health systems. EACH is an […]
Eurochild plays a valued part in the MOCHA external advisory board. This week, Eurochild holds its bi-annual conference under the Patronage of Her Majesty Queen Mathilde of Belgium in Brussels with 250 people from across Europe, including 60 children and young people on the theme of investing in children. “Children’s Rights Matter: Why Europe needs […]
MOCHA work package leaders and the External Advisory Board (EAB) held a 2-day meeting in Bratislava, Slovakia, on the 12th and 13th April 2016; to discuss progress in the first six months of the scientific work of the project. We were hosted in this beautiful city by one of the MOCHA country agents, Prof Jozef […]
Work Package 1 held an extremely productive workshop in Amsterdam on the 15th December, 2015 to discuss the question “What is a Model?”. A crucial concept in the MOCHA project is to establish the different meanings of a ‘model’ of health care for children and young people. There are a number of interpretations in the […]
The first MOCHA meeting was successfully held in London on 20th and 21st October, in the St Bride Foundation in the heart of London’s City. The first day saw each Work package group meet to discuss the forthcoming work, and for many researchers to meet each other for the first time. Productive discussions were held […]
The MOCHA scientific work has now begun in earnest, and across the European Union our country agents are spreading the word about the importance of children’s health models, and the right of every child to access the best health care, and achieve optimum health. Dr Indre Butienė is the country agent for Lithuania, from the […]
MOCHA has recently welcomed two new research staff Dr Grit Kuhne and Ms Sapfo Lignou, both will be based in London, UK. Dr Grit Kühne will start at Imperial College London, working on the use of Electronic Records to enable safe and efficient models of child health care. Dr Kühne has considerable experience of working […]
Professor Mitch Blair and Professor Michael Rigby from the Paediatric Division of the Faculty of Medicine at Imperial, together with European colleagues, have been awarded a large grant by the European Commission…
A scientific appraisal of Europe's health services for children for the benefit of our children's health and a healthy society.
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