There is an increasing demand for health and welfare services, while the growth rate in available personnel and financial limits is simultaneously slowing down. There is also a need for an increased focus on prevention rather than treatment, and for the health and welfare services of the future to have a 'OneHealth' perspective.
As a multi-campus university, USN has a unique opportunity for cooperation and co-creation with several municipalities and county authorities. Together we shall work across both disciplines and sectors to identify better and effective solutions.
We aim to prioritise sustainable and cost-effective solutions to ensure availability and quality of services, and solutions that promote prevention rather than treatment. This requires interaction between different sectors, such as health, technology, natural sciences and social sciences.
We work with:
- Social inequality and inequality in health
- Interaction between health, welfare, exclusion and working life
- Practice in the services
- Innovative working methods, organisation and management
- Development of initiatives
- Sharing assignments and mixing professions
- Technology development