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Development of SCI-compatible financing methods - Milestones of Work Package 4
The current status of preventive public health and wellbeing interventions in Europe involves a combination of funding from public and private sources. On average, public spending on preventive care accounts for 2.8% of total health expenditure across EU countries, ranging from 0.8% to 4.4%. While there is significant variation between countries, preventive interventions are typically funded by public resources categorized under public health expenditure. The common perception is that preventive and other health interventions are costs within...
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Testbed North Rhine-Westphalia (NRW): Addressing Ergonomic Challenges in the Home Office Environment
The evolution of working environments In recent years, the landscape of everyday working life has undergone a remarkable transformation. With a rising number of employees seizing remote work opportunities, the traditional office setting has evolved. The Covid-19 pandemic accelerated this shift, familiarizing people with the advantages of working from home. However, despite the allure of remote work, many home offices lack essential features, leading to less-than-ideal work environments. The challenge of funding ergonomic equipment for individual...
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Citizen and Patient Involvement - Apply to be our Invest4Health Citizen Patient Advisory Group member
On behalf of the Invest4Health consortium, we seek to appoint individuals (citizens and patients) to a Citizen Patient Advisory Group (CPAG). Invest4Health, this 42-month EU-wide project running until 2027, is taking the first steps in designing and testing new finance and business models that will help healthcare providers, local governments, and communities transform how resources are shared to strengthen health promotion and disease prevention in a post-COVID pandemic world. The Citizen Patient Advisory Group will play a vital role in this...
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I4H Newsletter - Issue 2
Dear Reader, Welcome to the second edition of the Invest4Health project newsletter, where we mark a significant milestone – one year of progress. The Invest4Health (I4H) Horizon Europe project, launched in January 2023, aims to renew health promotion and disease prevention funding by challenging traditional financing methods. Our innovative strategies view health as an investment rather than a cost, prioritizing disease prevention and health promotion as a best buy. Embracing the principles of prevention over reactive solutions, I4H seeks...
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Team talks: Exploring perspectives with Invest4Health team members
Let us introduce our team, offering insights into the minds leading at Invest4Health. We’re launching a series of interviews featuring key team members. Join us as we uncover the stories, roles, and unique perspectives that bring the Invest4Health project to life. First, meet Jolanda Van Vliet, our Project Coordinator; Bengt Stavenow, Project Co-Coordinator and Co-Chair of the Common Architecture Reference Group; and Joanna Lane, Co-Chair of the Common Architecture Reference Group. Let’s delve into the personalities behind the...
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Exploring the Invest4Health testbeds - Region Skåne, Sweden, focusing on tackling health inequalities in mental health and wellbeing amongst children
Building on knowledge and experience in social investments, Invest4Health aims to develop sustainable funding mechanisms that stimulate collaboration and incentivise investment within and across sectors while challenging traditional governance and funding models in health promotion and disease prevention. The lead partner of Invest4Health is Region Skåne. Still, at the same time, Skåne is one of the four Invest4Health test bed regions – a natural environment to apply, evaluate and refine different governance and investment models for interventions...
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Strategic Replication: Introducing Innovative Ways to Finance Health through Social Franchising in Smart Capacitating Investment Models
Social franchising comes into focus as we progress through the complex stages of creating, testing and validating Smart Capacitating Investment (SCI) models. We are developing a comprehensive SCI package for a large-scale showcase. In a strategic move, we employ social franchising as the avenue for widespread replication to support financially our health promotion and disease prevention solutions. Ensuring Long-lasting Impact: Validating SCI Models Across Diverse Regions Commitment to the impact, value, and sustainability of the Invest4Health...
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Using Smart Capacitating Investment in low-resource settings - Invest4Health at a WHO event in Geneva
Last week WHO hosted a well-structured and intense workshop in Geneva, Switzerland on making hospitals fit for purpose. The overarching vision is for hospitals to contribute to primary healthcare-oriented health systems. As such, the event is part of a process of re-imagining care. Three main themes were addressed by over 50 participants who shared experience and insights from their work in or related to the six WHO regions: governance and financing, optimising service delivery processes and infrastructure/capital asset solutions. The I4H partner,...
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The Swedish Government promotes more innovative and knowledge-based public health interventions: Invest4Health Aligns with Government Vision
Sweden has embarked on a pioneering journey in public health financing with a strategic initiative led by the Swedish government. The initiative entails the allocation of 10 million kronor annually from 2024 to 2026, aimed at promoting innovative and knowledge-based public health initiatives. The initiative is designed to address critical health challenges effectively.  The primary objective of the Swedish government’s initiative is to stimulate more innovative investment models for social investments, such as social outcome contracts to...
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Invest4Health Consortium meeting, Aachen, Germany, 11-13 October 2023
Our upcoming Invest4Health Consortium Meeting is scheduled for October 11th to 13th, 2023, in Aachen, Germany. Consortium meetings are pivotal for any project’s success, including Invest4Health. But why are we looking forward so much to this meeting? On the one hand, this event is significant as it marks the Consortium’s first in-person meeting since our kick-off session in January. On the other hand, our German partner, FORSCHUNGSINSTITUT FUER RATIONALISIERUNG, Institute for Industrial Management (FIR), is hosting this event, which...
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