Since 2002, the Swedish National Board of Health and Welfare (Socialstyrelsen) has funded a network of emergency medicine at Swedish universities. The Department of Public Health Sciences at Karolinska Institutet is one node of this network. Kunskapscentrum för katastrofmedicin (KcKM) is a project mainly financed by competative research grants from Socialstyrelsen.
What we can provide
We accept assignments such as Needs Assessments of disasters, as well as evaluations of international humanitarian health relief. We can provide advice and analysis of health care response related topics that involve essential information for action following disasters.
In 2016, we aim to:
- Increase capacity of the Swedish disaster response system through dissemination of knowledge and experience from global disasters, and standby for field work and advice to Swedish authorities.
- Improve methods, processes, and operational output for needs assessments in disasters
- Increase knowledge of the variations in health needs and burden of disease after different types of disasters and contexts.
- Increase knowledge about prognostic factors associated with trauma mortality and to what extent they vary depending on context.
We currently have four ongoing research projects, funded for 2016 by Socialstyrelsen. You can find more information on these at the bottom of this page.