Health promotion innovation in collaboration
|Coordinator||Malmö universitet - Fakulteten för Hälsa och samhälle|
|Funding from Vinnova||SEK 8 622 600|
|Project duration||May 2017 - August 2019|
|Venture||Challenge-driven innovation - Phase 2 Collaboration|
Purpose and goal
Sweden is acknowledged for having an effective welfare system; however, growing health gaps have been identified and described by OECD, WHO and by researchers.Hence, closing the gap is a big challenge in order to reach health equity and to increase the general level of health as well as in order to attain financial growth. A societal challenge is to reduce the inequalities in health in the population. A health-promoting innovation platform in collaboration between the users, business community, public/non-governmental sector and the academy´s education system takes this challenge.
Expected results and effects
People from socially disadvantaged areas become co-producers of health promotion activities in co-labs for open innovation, an approach that, in itself, creates both innovations for society/industry and improved health of the participating individuals. In this processes, self- reported health and system changes are identified through the partnership activities, as well as by ideas for new products/services.
Planned approach and implementation
The innovation platform consists of three UDI lab related to dental health, self care, exercise and health literacy in groups of children, youth, women/men in disadvantaged urban areas. The goal of the health promotion labs is innovative products/services for health based on the users´ needs. The innovation platform will be followed up and evaluated according to a contemporary CBPR model(community based participatory- se Wallenstein) that evaluates partnerships and by measuring self-rated Health in relation to gender/etnicity and class.