Health promotion innovation in collaboration

Reference number 2017-01272
Coordinator Malmö universitet - Fakulteten för Hälsa och samhälle
Funding from Vinnova SEK 8 622 600
Project duration May 2017 - August 2019
Status Ongoing
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.

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