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Co-creation – A Novel Methodology to Address  Complex Public Health Problems

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Co-creation – A Novel Methodology to Address Complex Public Health Problems

Webinar open for all – 12 July, 10:30-13:30 CEST

Health CASCADE, a European funded project will develop evidence-based principles, novel tools and technologies to establish co-creation as an effective research methodology to address complex public health problems.

Join the Health CASCADE project team, recently appointed PhD researchers and expert guests on the webinar to find out more and contribute: https://healthcascade.eu/events/

The online meeting Let’s Evidence Co-creation for Future Public Health will introduce the aims of Health CASCADE and the concept of ‘Co-creation’ through a series of plenary talks and interactive breakout sessions led by expert guest contributors.

Health CASCADE Project Co-ordinator, Professor Sebastien Chastin from Glasgow Caledonian University, says “This online, interactive meeting is the start of a very exciting project to establish the evidence for Co-creation as a novel approach to tackling the most pressing public health issues of our time. Health CASCADE is delighted to be joined during this meeting by leading experts in public health and research methodologies.”

Health CASCADE confirms the three keynote speakers as follows:

  • Professor Michael Wright, International Collaboration for Participatory Health, Berlin;
  • Professor Esther Turnout, Department of Environmental Sciences, Wageningen University; and
  • Dr Michael Far, Research Fellow, Bristol Medical School, University of Bristol.

The breakout rooms, activities and panel discussions will involve the Health CASCADE research team and experts from Scotland and the Netherlands. The full agenda can be accessed via the Health CASCADE website and the registration page on Eventbrite.

Dr Maria Giné-Garriga from Blanquerna-Ramon Llull University, researcher in the Health CASCADE Consortium, says “Co-creation is not a walk in the park. However, participatory approaches may help to drive innovation and can be an excellent way to design more effective and sustainable strategies to improve health-related problems, discover new market opportunities, push product branding in new directions, or establish a presence in a completely new area. But, what does it take for co-creation to deliver great outcomes? We want to hear you out!”

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Notes to editors:

  1. Health CASCADE is a multidisciplinary expert network with young researchers from around the world, funded to deliver together the rigorous scientific methodology to secure
    Co-creation
    as an effective tool to fight public health problems. Health CASCADE is a Marie Skłodowska-Curie Innovative Training Network funded by the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under Marie Skłodowska-Curie grant agreement n° 956501 https://healthcascade.eu/
  2. Health CASCADE comprises a consortium of high-profile universities, research institutions and companies from 8 European countries (Belgium, France, Germany, Greece, The Netherlands, United Kingdom, Spain, Sweden):
    COORDINATOR - Glasgow Caledonian University, Scotland
    - Ghent University, Belgium
    - Amsterdam University Medical Centers, Netherlands
    - Fundació Blanquerna, Spain
    - Umeå University, Sweden
    - Jacobs University Bremen, Germany
    - National Center for Scientific Research Demokritos (NCSRD), Greece
    - Public Health Agency of Catalonia, Spain
    - Parc Sanitari Pere Virgili, Spain
    - 3QK, United Kingdom
    - NEOTROPE, France
    - AktionsBündnis Patientensicherheit, Germany
    - Alexander Foundation, Netherlands
    - Sciensano, Belgium
    - PULSO, Belgium
    - Later Life Training, United Kingdom
    - Flemish Institute of Healthy Living, Belgium
    - Paracelsus Klinik Bremen, Germany
    - SingularLogic S.A., Greece
    - Region Västerbotten, Sweden
    - MIT Enterprise Forum (MITEF), Greece
    - THNK School for Creative Leadership, Netherlands
    - OpenAIRE, Greece
    - Minerva Communications, United Kingdom
    - Deloitte, Greece
    Further information about the project consortium can be found on the project website: https://healthcascade.eu/project-team/
  3. Media enquiries: Further information regarding the project including requests for interviews with the project team and/or audio-visual content (photos/videos) please contact Dr Ukachukwu Abaraogu, Glasgow Caledonian University: Ukachukwu.Abaraogu@gcu.ac.uk or Marie Saville, Minerva Communications: marie@minervacomms.net

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