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Attikí (EL)

Total population: 3.8 million

Region profile

Services in Attikí will first be piloted in the municipalities of Palaio Faliro, Agios Dimitrios and Alimos.

Attica (Attikí) is an administrative region in Greece, containing Athens, the capital of Greece. It is located in the south of the country and covers about 3.808 km². Of the 3.8 million people living in the region, more than 95% are inhabitants of the Athens metropolitan area.

The municipalities of Palaio Faliro, Agios Dimitrios and Alimos are three of the more than twenty municipalities of Attikí and cover a population of approximately 250.000 citizens.

They are situated in the southern sector of the Region of Attica and they are densely populated urban centers. Palaio Faliro and Alimos rely mainly on tourism and recreational activities for development, since they both have a well-developed seafront. Agios Dimitrios relies mainly on commerce and local entrepreneurship.

 

Health and Social Care in the Region

According to the new legislative framework of Kallikratis, primary care, public health, prevention, health promotion, health education and social services belong to the municipalities’ responsibilities. Therefore, a strategic decision has been made to support the introduction of innovative technologies (m-health and p-health) into everyday health and social care delivery in order to address the serious fiscal constraints.

The association of the three municipalities was created in late December 2011 with the common goal of enhancing the quality and prolonging the life of citizens in a very stringent financial environment. By the end of March 2012, a program is being implemented, including prevention, health promotion and health education activities for diabetes in the local population, supported by the use of e-health services funded by ESF.

The association of the three municipalities aspires to become a reliable partner within national and international settings for future actions in m-health and p-health. It regards ICT as the necessary tool to improve the quality and prolong the life of Greek citizens.

More than 10.000 citizens from the three Municipalities will benefit from the mentioned activities.

 

Links

Municipality of Palaio Faliro

Municipality of Agios Dimitrios

Municipality of Alimos

Ministry of Health

Region of Attica