Background and goals
Equity in health and equal rights to health care, are fundamental human rights. Still, we are not yet in a situation where all people get the health care they are entitled to. There are a number of reasons for this, including political, economic, historical and social. Several sectors are responsible for developing health care services that can meet all members of our societies. Higher educational institutions (HEIs) are one of these, and it is of great importance that HEIs develop to build the competence that is needed within the societies. This project is based on the notion that contemporary health education depends on continuous collaboration between HEIs and institutions/organisations that work in relevant clinical and social fields.
Objectives and benefits
To support higher education in building up-to-date competence in health equity
1. Establishing a framework for health equity in HEI (health care professions).
2. Digital material on health equity (based on PR1)
3. Develop the HEQED platform. Develop an open educational resource (OER) platform that is suitable for collaborations between educational institutions, NGOs, humanitarian organisations, user organisations and individuals. This includes needs analysis and programming.
4. Pilot the use of the platform within educational programs at partner institutions.
5. Open access seminar (more than the MEs) on health equity
In addition, there will be learning activities, transnational meetings and seminars.
A continuous dialog between different stakeholders is necessary to exchange perspectives, experiences and to adapt to current and future challenges. The key aim of this project is to support such collaborations and promote HEIs in building competence in health equity.
Health Equity in Education, HEQED
First, we want to establish a framework for health equity within HEIs (health care). This will be our basis for developing a sustainable space for collaboration between HEIs, NGOs, health care institutions and individuals with the goal to improve traditional education and life-long learning on equity in health, the Health Equity in Education, HEQED, platform. The HEQED platform will be easily accessible, easy to use, and it will promote development and involvement of a broad range of stakeholders. In collaboration with the partnering stakeholders, the HEQED platform will be a space for knowledge construction, a resource for sharing of data, knowledge and perspectives on equity in health. It will be a platform for life-long learning opportunities and experiences, and a connection point for future participative research and action initiatives. This to cultivate a sustainable network for ongoing competence building for equity in health.