Name of your initiative:
Action method to integrate support services and care in the area of independence: Developing protocols and tools for information sharing
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Which organization is submitting this initiative?:
National Solidarity Fund for Independence (CNSA)
Please specify in which regions/provinces: FRANCE›CENTRE-EST›Rhône-Alpes›Isère
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Please give a summary of your initiative (in English):
The MAIA project aims to set up governing bodies and common tools in order to bring together services in geographical areas and to develop joint responsibility for individual needs of health care and social care. The goal is to bring together the right stakeholders to make a diagnosis of care needs, facilitate the right care and to appoint case managers to bring services to the service user.
At the first stage of the project, 17 pilot projects where carried out at different local levels with national supervision by the CNSA (National Solidarity Fund for Independence). At the second stage the pilot was rolled out to several areas in France and managed by the regional health agencies.
A coordinator is responsible for pilot in certain geographical areas in which case managers work with service users and different services (40 cases followed by the equivalent of a full-time coordinator). Information is shared by protocols between health care and social care professionals.
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Type of initiative: Public
Environment or setting of the initiative: Urban
The economic environment or setting of the initiative: Moderate
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What triggered this initiative?:
The project was developed in order to address fragmentation between health and social care. It addresses the need to improve care co-ordination by better information sharing and communication. It also aims for a better use of resources/cost reduction, health improvement for service users and informal carers, to improve quality of care, co-ordination and continuity of health and social care, and knowledge and understanding.