Centre for Research on Health Care in Disasters
The overall aim of KcKM iHCAR is to contribute to the improvement of medical response in disasters through research, training and technical support.
For 2015 we aim to:
- Increase capacity of the Swedish disaster response system through dissemination of knowledge and experience sharing from an international context
- Improve methods, processes and operational outputs for needs assessments in disasters
- Incease knowledge of health needs and burden of disease after disasters
- Improve response to health care needs in disasters through consolidation and transfer of knowledge and experience on best practices in regards to foreign medical teams and trauma surgery services following disasters
- Generate knowledge on factors that influence trauma patients' prognosis and probability of survival in the austere hospital setting
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 2015 by grants from the Swedish National Board of Health and Welfare (Socialstyrelsen)