Centre for Research on Health Care in Disasters
Background and problem formulation
The overall aim of KcKM KI is to contribute to strengthened and improved Swedish and global health response to major disasters. This will be achieved through research, education and policy work.
For 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 of 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
About KcKM and the project: Health assessment in disasters
Since 2002 the Swedish National Board of Health and Welfare (Socialstyrelsen) funds a network on emergency medicine at Swedish universities. Department of Public Health Sciences, Karolinska Institutet is one node in this network, Kunskapscentrum för Internationell katastrofmedicin (KcKM, IHCAR) is a project mainly financed by competitive research grants from Socialstyrelsen.
What we can provide
We accept assignments such as Needs Assessments of upcoming disasters as well as evaluations of international humanitarian health relief. We can provide advice and analysis of health care response related and topics that involve essential information for action following disasters.
The following projects have been funded for 2016 by grants from the Swedish National Board of Health and Welfare (Socialstyrelsen)