We work in a project-based approach to address health promotion challenges, as well as challenges related to prevention and treatment.
With ISGlobal, Living Lab for Health is a co-coordinator of the Barcelona CaixaResearch Living Lab initiative (sponsored by Barcelona City Council and "la Caixa" Foundation), where our contribution is the promotion of systemic health innovation in the city of Barcelona, IrsiCaixa, and Germans Trias i Pujol University Hospital. We are also involved in the CONNECT, FoodClic, Foster, and Cleverfood projects funded by the European Commission, through which we facilitate the following innovation networks addressing two broad challenges:
Health protection and promotion challenges
Alison Innovation Network. Promotion of healthy and sustainable nutrition in a Barcelona neighbourhood (La Verneda i La Pau) with the support of the Barcelona CaixaResearch Living Lab, FoodClic, Foster, and Cleverfood initiatives, already piloted with 25 organizations.
Co-ResponS(H)ibility Innovation Network. Support for the Barcelona Sexual and Reproductive Health Strategy (ESSIR), coordinated by Barcelona City Council with the aim of fostering affective and sexual health.
Sentinel Schools Network (coordinated by CEEISCAT public health research institute and supported by the Autonomous Government of Catalonia). Promotion of a more integral COVID-19 prevention model and of mental health in schools, collaboration with the European Commission-funded CONNECT project to promote the Open Schooling Movement, development of methodological guidelines to empower students to become agents of change agents in promoting collective impacts, with two pilots developed with 6 and 17 schools.
STEAMXChange (EduCaixa, in coordination with “la Caixa” Foundation). Development of methodological guidelines to empower students to become agents of change in relation to responsible eating habits and vaccination, development of multimedia education resources such as virtual experiments, research achievement timelines, videos, experiment protocols, and games that facilitate complementary debates to the guidelines.
Prevention, diagnostic, and therapeutic challenges
Long COVID programme. Promotion of more collaborative and integral healthcare and R&I in the Germans Trias i Pujol University Hospital, IrsiCaixa, Fight Infections Foundation, and Barcelona Northern Metropolitan Area.