Health and Welfare

Research within Health and Welfare examines the efforts at the levels of the individual and society to promote health and well-being, and to improve healthcare and social work through the adoption of an evidence-based approach.

Our research specialises on evidence-based care. It involves the development of knowledge and practices that have their scientific basis in current knowledge and practices so that resources within the health and welfare sectors, as well as within sport and fitness, are used purposefully and benefit the individual so that the population as a whole reaches its best level in terms of health and well-being - physically, psychologically and socially.

Multidisciplinary Research

Most of the research conducted within Health and Welfare is multidisciplinary. Its main fields of research are reproductive health; the health of children and youth; older people and ageing; the implementation of knowledge; and the well-being of patients. It examines, for example, health aspects within the human life cycle - such as public health, physical performance, sickness-related risk factors, women's and children's health, ageing and life-long states of health.

Our research also focuses on processes within healthcare and social work, such as the implementation of knowledge in practical terms; involvement on the part of the consumer, client and patient; the healthcare environment; and the gender perspective in healthcare and social work.

Researchers within Health and Welfare have a broad competence base with a wealth of experience within healthcare; sexual, reproductive and perinatal health; social work; sport and fitness sciences; and medical sciences. Collaboration with regional actors within healthcare, social work, and sport and fitness is well established.

Research Centres

The School of Health and Welfare has four research centres that serve as platforms for multidisciplinary research and collaboration between the University and the County Council of Dalarna (Landstinget Dalarna), Region Dalarna, regional municipalities, private actors within the field of healthcare, businesses, and other academic institutions, both national and international.

The four centres are financed by way of both internal and external funding.

Research Publications

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