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 and Research Methodology 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 

Graduate School of Košice Institute for Society and Health – KISH

HLQ-CD

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

COST

“The European Researchers’ Network Working on Second Victims”, COST: Open Call Collection OC-2019-1, 2020-ongoing

Care4Youth

“Psychosocial development of children with emotional and behavioural disorders in the system of care – longitudinal study”, APVV-15-0012, 2016-2020

HBSC

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

RomaReach

“Research on early childhood in marginalized Roma communities: contextual factors of psychomotor development in the first 1000 days.” APVV-19-0493, 2020-ongoing

RIVER-EU

„Reducing Inequalities in Vaccine uptake in the European Region – Engaging Underserved communities – RIVER-EU“, Horizon 2020 H2020-SC1-BHC-2018-2020 Better Health and care, economic growth and sustainable health systems, 2021-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