Project: Horizon Europe
Cancer is one the leading causes of death in Europe: the cancer-related mortality twice as high in the homeless population compared to the general population. Homeless persons are exposed to risky health behaviours as well as significant barriers when trying to access the often highly fragmented health care systems. Timely and evidence-based preventive strategies including optimizing health care pathways provide a solution to the high cancer mortality and could improve overall health outcomes in this underserved population. The aim of the CANCERLESS project is to deliver an innovative solution as an aggregate intervention based on the combination of the tested Patient Navigator Model and Patient Empowerment Model to create the Health Navigator Model for Europe.