Collaboration with the health services
If Sweden and Stockholm are to provide healthcare services of high quality and contribute to the improvement of human health, the bonds between its academic and healthcare sectors must be strong.
It is vital that scientific discoveries are translated efficiently into new treatment methods and programmes, new medicines and techniques; conversely, clinical needs have to be fed quickly back into the laboratory so that new treatment methods can be developed.
Region Stockholm is our most important partner
Karolinska Institutet's vision is to advance knowledge about life and strive towards better health for all; Region Stockholm practises healthcare and patient-orientated research, with the treatment of patients its paramount concern. So although our missions and priorities differ, our two organisations remain closely interlocked.
The purpose of our partnership is to create a well-integrated infrastructure for healthcare, education, research and development, and to obtain a better strategic overview of needs and resources.
One example of this strong partnership is Programme 4D (”D” as in diagnoses), a collaboration between Karolinska Institutet and the Stockholm County Council (today, Region Stockholm). The overall aim of Programme 4D was to improve the health of and increase participation of the individual.