Understanding the Micro and Macro Politics of Health: A Research Agenda by Project HiNEWS

by Anna Gkiouleka (HiNEWS) We live in times that austerity, conflict, increased forced migration and socio-political instability fuel traditional and new social struggles. In this climate, health inequalities emerge as the outcome of structural forces and unequal power relations reframing health as a social and political notion. Hence, to understand and tackle health inequalities, we … More Understanding the Micro and Macro Politics of Health: A Research Agenda by Project HiNEWS

New HEALTHDOX Research: “Cognitive Determinants of Healthcare Evaluations – A Comparison of Eastern and Western European Countries”

by Simone Schneider and Tamara Popic (HEALTHDOX) Knowing the public opinion of healthcare is essential when assessing healthcare system performance; but little research has focussed on the links between the public’s general attitude to the healthcare system and its perceptions and expectations of specific healthcare-related aspects. Using data from the fourth round of the European … More New HEALTHDOX Research: “Cognitive Determinants of Healthcare Evaluations – A Comparison of Eastern and Western European Countries”

New HEALTHDOX Publication – “Accessing Healthcare in Times of Economic Growth and Economic Downturn: Evidence from Ireland”

by Simone Schneider and Camilla Devitt (HEALTHDOX) In this article we examined the accessibility of healthcare in Ireland between 2003 and 2011 in the context of strong economic growth (2003–2007) and the subsequent financial crisis, which began in 2008. We investigated, in particular, changes in self-reported difficulties in accessing healthcare with regard to distance to … More New HEALTHDOX Publication – “Accessing Healthcare in Times of Economic Growth and Economic Downturn: Evidence from Ireland”

NORFACE Open Access Policy: Several News Open Access Publications this Year

As the NORFACE Network Board has reasserted at its Meeting in Ljubljana 11-12th April 2017, NORFACE has an Open Access Policy, and investigators are highly encouraged to publish in open access publications, and to purchase open access rights to the extent that their budgets will permit. This was communicated to all researchers in the WSF … More NORFACE Open Access Policy: Several News Open Access Publications this Year

Report – Fourth HEALTHDOX Workshop 9-11 November

by Tamara Popic (HEALTHDOX) From 9 to 11 of November, HEALTHDOX (The Paradox of Health State Future) project held its fourth workshop, this time at the European University Institute (EUI) in Florence. The workshop hosted members of the project team –  Ellen Immergut (EUI), Diana Burlacu (Humboldt University Berlin), Maria Oskarson and Bjorn Roennerstrand (University … More Report – Fourth HEALTHDOX Workshop 9-11 November