Community Health Research Network – Researching health inequalities

COHERENT is
an inter-disciplinary research network, founded and run by experts based predominantly in the Departmnet of Health Psychology at the Faculty of Medicine of Pavol Jozef Šafárik university in Košice, Slovakia.

OUR MISSION is
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 are
School-aged children
Vulnerable children
Specific patient groups
Marginalized Roma

OUR PARTNERS are
Apart from long-term cooperation with the World Health Organization, we continually collaborates 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 recognized regional universities: Palacky University in Olomouc, Masaryk University in Brno, and Charles University in Prague.

OUR PAST PROJECTS are
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

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