The Regional Ministry of Health of Andalusia (CSJA) is responsible for public health, health policy, planning and regulation, healthcare management and provision in Andalusia, as well as the leadership of the Andalusian Public Healthcare System (APHS).
APHS is responsible for the provision of healthcare to all the population in the region (8.5 million inhabitants), comprising the Andalusian Health Service and other public healthcare agencies, a bio-bank network and a public enterprise for health emergencies. As part of the Spanish Health System, it is funded by taxes and predominantly operates within the public sector.
CSJA develops different initiatives in the field of frailty prevention following the IV Andalusian Health Plan, the general framework of health policies in Andalusia to improve the health of the population, through Health in All Policies strategy. Two other comprehensive plans tackle specifically this issue: the Andalusian Plan of integrated care for patients with chronic diseases, and the Andalusian Comprehensive Care Strategy.
Following this overall framework, the health examination in people over 65 years is a specific program which seeks to facilitate early detection of frailty in the elderly. Andalusia is a 4-star Reference Site within the European Innovative Partnership on Active and Healthy Ageing.
Fundación Pública Andaluza Progreso y Salud (FPS) is a non-for-profit organization which belongs to the Andalusian Regional Ministry of Health. FPS provides services to the Andalusian Public Health System through three lines of activity: R&I, which manages research and innovation in Health; Information and Communication Technologies (ICT); and IAVANTE, which includes training and evaluation of professional expertise.
Andalusian Health Service (SAS – Servicio Andaluz de Salud)
Public agency depending on the Regional Ministry of Health of Andalusia which main aim is to provide healthcare services to the population in the region. It is a wide network based on a high-quality, patient-centered, accessible care, with two levels of care: primary healthcare, the backbone, with 1,500 primary centers and 30 public hospitals. SAS counts with key professionals and departments whose participation becomes essential for this Joint Action.