Researching health inequalities

Community Health Research Network (CoHeReNt)

An inter-disciplinary research network, founded and run by experts based predominantly in the Department of Health Psychology at the Faculty of Medicine of Pavol Jozef Šafárik University in Košice, Slovakia.

OUR MISSION 

To produce scientific evidence on health and determinants of health of vulnerable populations in Slovakia directly applicable in policy-making and intervention practice addressing health inequalities.

OUR RESEARCH AREAS 

School-aged children
Vulnerable children
Specific patient groups
Marginalised Roma

OUR PARTNERS 

Apart from long-term cooperation with the World Health Organization, we continually collaborate with several prestigious international academic institutions: The University Medical Center at the University of Groningen, National University of Ireland in Galway, the Deakin University in Melbourne, and Tufts University, Boston. We also intensely collaborate with other recognised regional universities: Palacky University in Olomouc, Masaryk University in Brno, and Charles University in Prague.

OUR PROJECTS 

HLQ-CD

Utilization of the health literacy profile to improve the management of chronic diseases”, APVV-16-0490, 2017-ongoing

Care4Youth

“Psychosocial development of children with emotional and behavioural disorders in the system of care – longitudinal study”, APVV-15-0012, 2016-ongoing

HBSC

“Health Behaviour in School-aged Children” cross-sectional study adopted by the WHO Regional Office for Europe as a collaborative study, 2009-ongoing

SOPHIE

“Evaluating the impact of  structural policies on health inequalities and their social determinants and fostering change”, EU 7th framework project, HEALTH.2011.3.3-1 Developing methodologies to reduce inequities in the determinants of health, 2011-2015

INEQ-Cities

“Socio-economic inequalities in mortality: evidence and policies in cities of Europe” DG SANCO, 2009-2012

EUROTHINE

“Tackling health inequalities in Europe: an integrated approach” DG Health and Consumer Protection, 2005-2007

EURO-HEALTHY

“Shaping EUROpean policies to promote HEALTH equitY” PHC-31-2014: Foresight for health policy development and regulation, 2015-2017