Stefan Löfven studies MDH’s research skills

Mar 26, 2013 | On campus

The national project Care on Equal Terms, which is conducted by the Swedish Association of Local Authorities and Regions (SALAR), with the support of researchers from MDH, has attracted the attention of the Social Democrat Party Leader Stefan Löfven and the Party Secretary Carin Jämtin. On Monday 18 March they visited the Vårdcentralen City health clinic, Eskilstuna, which is one of the project’s nine care operations, to hear about their work for improvement and also to inform themselves about the research support with which MDH is contributing.

Stefan Löfven and Party Secretary Carin Jämtin wished to inform themselves about Vårdcentralen City’s work with outreach activities, which is part of the Care on Equal Terms project. This was presented by the health clinic’s Head of Operations Irene Bäverman Fjäll. The coordinator of the project’s research team, Per Tillgren, MDH, described the entire project with its purpose, goals and implementation process from an evaluation and research perspective.

The purpose of Care on Equal Terms is to develop and test ways and methods of working towards a more equal first-line treatment (health clinics, maternity clinics and child clinics). This comprises all aspects – from attitudes, accessibility, treatment, cohesive caring processes to management and control. The goal is that all people – regardless of gender, age, ethnic background, income, sexual orientation etc. – shall be received and treated in an equal way. The care offered shall also maintain high quality and be safe, accessible and cost-effective.

Other participants included the Sörmland County Council Board Chair Åsa Kullgren, and the Primary Care Committee Chair Monica Johansson.