The Child Health and Research, CHEque, research platform initiates interdisciplinary research with a focus on vulnerable situations and environments, with the aim of describing, comparing, and renewing knowledge and interventions for equal health and living conditions for children.
There are many signs that Swedish children have good health, but there is an increase in vulnerability, exclusion, and mental illness. Health is affected by many factors, such as economy, migration, or parental health and social conditions. According to the Convention on the Rights of the Child (UNCRC), all children have the right to the highest attainable level of health.
In this research platform, we will define health in a rather broad sense, including a variety of social factors on an individual as well as a family and societal level. Research within the research platform is based on three basic perspectives: a child’s rights perspective, a participatory perspective, and an interdisciplinary perspective. Research projects included in the research platform focus on health promotion innovation in collaboration with vulnerable children and families and children as next of kin.