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Agenda Aletta Research Meet-up

Aletta Research Meet-up 6 November 2018

On 6 November 2018, at the Zernike Campus, the researchers and professionals interested in Public Health met again to focus on two facets of public health: Health Inequality and Life Course Perspectives in Public Health Research. Click through the above menu to see the photos, testimonials and more information of the day.

Overview of the day

Keynote speakers:

  • Scott Burris: The New Public Health Law: a transdisciplinary approach. Click here to see Scott Burris' his Powerpoint presentation.
  • Ute Bültmann: Work in Life - work and health from a life course perspective. Click here to see Ute Bültmann's Powerpoint presentation.
Workshops and seminars

  • Workshops with UWV and Menzis. Click here to see the presention of the reviewers Susanne Tauber and Ruth Koops van 't Jagt (Menzis).
  • Seminars: Health Inequalities and law and Life Course Perspectives in Public Health Research

Matchmaking round table discussions

  • Table 1: Grant Support Hub - How to get support in receiving grants?
  • Table 2: Geohealth - Mapping your research data
  • Table 3: Healthy Lifestyle
  • Table 4: Aletta's Talent Network - Do public health researchers live in an ivory tower?
  • Table 5: Data Federation Hub - Open & FAIR data
Testimonial Henk Meines - UWV

"As governmental party, we are a small link in the chain of Work and Health. We all know that working improves health, and we would like everyone to be involved as much as possible. In our office, we meet people who need more time and guidance to find back their role in the labour process.

Wow, what a success that was. After a short introduction of the problem by Femke Abma (senior researcher at UMCG), Klaske Veth (lector sustainable HRM at Hanze) and Michiel Reneman (professor in rehabilitation) offered their reflection on the problem. After the reflections, several groups of participants discussed the issue and brainstormed about possible interventions and solutions. Every group shortly pitched their solution.

The support UWV can offer in this process is limited, and we regret that. Therefore, we asked several experts to think with us about this 'problem in practice' in the workshop.

For UWV, the workshop generated very valuable insights. For example, we could offer our doctors and work experts extra education, and we could offer more support to people in their reintegration after the work incapacity evaluation. Also, there are opportunities to better involve the employer in the first two years of illness. We will take all input into account and use it in the process of writing a research proposal together with the department of public health at the UMCG, with whom we have had an academic workplace for years now."