Equity in the context of health and healthcare systems is the overarching research theme within the high-profile area of Health Sciences. There are two levels to this systematic focus on equity: on the one hand population-based disease research, which concentrates more on risk factors and resources for health, contextual (social) determinants; and on the other hand research at the systemic institutional level. The high-profile area establishes new points of reference for all researchers working in the health sciences and offers a variety of options for cooperation within this common thematical focus.
The foundation for this two-level approach to equity in the context of Health Sciences has already been prepared by a variety of research activities concerning social inequality and equity currently being pursued by the participating institutions.
Conference and Special Issue "Ageing - Health - Equity"
The High Profile Area hosted the international conference "Key issues in curent health research: Ageing - Health - Equity" in June 2017. The presentations of the conference are available at the conference website.
Based on the conference contributions a special issue of the "International Journal of Environmental Research and Health" was published: link to journal website.
Projects and cooperations with a special focus on equity
AEQUIPA – Physical activity and health equity: Primary prevention for healthy ageing
(Consortium project funded by the Federal Ministry of Education and Research, 2015-2021, participating institutions: BIPS, IPP, SOCIUM, Jacobs University Bremen, TU Chemnitz, OFFIS Institute for Information Technology Oldenburg, Jade University of Applied Sciences Wilhelmshaven, Oldenburg University Clinic, TU Dortmund, Gesundheitswirtschaft Nordwest e.V.(Healthcare Management Nordwest e.V.))
MVP-STAT - Needs-Based Provision of Medical Care to Nursing Home Residents
(Innofonds, 2017-2020, cooperation project of SOCIUM, IPP, KKSB, WIdO)
I.Family - Determinants of eating behaviour in European children, adolescents and their parents
(Joint Project funded by the EU FP7, 2012-2017, participating institutions: BIPS, Department of Biology and Chemistry, and Department of Mathematics/Computer Science, University of Bremen)
Information on other ongoing projects can be found on the websites of the participating institutes:
- Current Projects of the Institute for Public Health and Nursing Research (IPP)
- Current Projects of the Leibniz Institute for Prevention Research and Epidemiology – BIPS GmbH
- Current Projects of the Department of Health, Long-Term Care and Pensions, SOCIUM – Research Center on Inequality & Social Policy
- Current Projects of the Bremen Competence Center for Clinical Trials (KKSB)
- Research Projects of the Institute for Information, Health and Medical Law (IGMR)