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Health and welfare services of the future

We aim to develop, test and evaluate solutions in and with the health care services in order to meet the challenges of the future.

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One of USN's strategic research areas
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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

– Today's research should lead to tomorrow's practice. The health and welfare services of the future must therefore be developed in collaboration between academia and the field of practice, and USN already plays a leading role here.

Lena Heyn, academic leader

Leaders

Lena Heyn
Lena is the leader of the strategic research area for health and welfare services of the future. She is also a Professor at the Department of Nursing and Health Sciences and Director of the Centre for Health and Technology.
Solfrid Bratland-Sanda
Solfrid is the deputy leader of the strategic research area for health and welfare services of the future. She is also a Professor of exercise science, physical activity and health.

Examples of projects

The academic and thematic content of the research area will be under development moving forward. Below is a presentation of several projects that are relevant to the strategic research area.

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