The University of Évora (UÉ) presented last week the projects of the new School of Health and Human Development (ESDH) and of the Clinical Academic Center, which intend to “boost health in the Alentejo”.
The concept of the health school was presented in the workshop «Protection and Promotion of Health of Older Persons – Role of Clinical and Health Governance», which took place online, with several institutional and professional leaders with responsibilities for clinical and technical leadership. professional in the National Health Service (SNS) in Alentejo.
Aimed at "ensuring graduate education in scientific areas related to health sciences, with a strong focus on public health, community health and family health" – with emphasis on family health nursing and family medicine -, the ESDH is a project from the University of Évora that proposes “a new concept” in higher education in Portugal.
Providing an emerging response to the needs and specificities of the region in which the UÉ operates – the aging population, isolation and interiority – is one of the main objectives.
UÉ wants to train professionals who contribute to the humanization of health services
“Train professionals who contribute to the humanization of health services”, highlighted Ana Costa Freitas, dean of UÉ, who intends with ESDH “to offer more effective and efficient responses to the main current public health challenges, paying special attention to the outstanding profile of the population of this region ”.
During the session, the creation of the Alentejo Clinical Academic Center was also formalized, in a partnership between the Regional Health Administration of Alentejo, the Hospital of Espírito Santo de Évora, the Local Health Units of the Northern Alentejo, Litoral Alentejano and Baixo Alentejo and the three higher education institutions in Alentejo (UÉ, IPPortalegre and IPBeja).
This project will “boost training and research in the areas of the clinic associated with comorbidity problems present in most older people, in a transdisciplinary and innovative perspective”.