Health Promotion

There are many aspects of health promotion. Please click here to see our unit’s views on health promotion.

We carry out research in the following research lines:

Research line A: Social and behavioral determinants of health
Research line B: Effective interventions to promote health in different settings
Research line C: Health impact of policies with a focus on development of health

For more specific information on the research lines click here.
For current and recent projects, please click here.

International and multi-disciplinary team

We combine expertise and competences from a wide range of disciplines and from different country contexts. In particular, we have strong expertise in the areas of: health needs assessment of diverse communities and groups; development of tailored health profiles in communities with consequent policy implementation guidance; and interventions on health risk communication.

Our academic competences come from: epidemiology, health psychology, medicine, health sociology, anthropology, biology, health politics, health services research and environmental health. Information on our staff, please click here.


The methodologies used in our unit’s research are mainly those of social epidemiology, social and behavioural sciences as well as political science. For more information on the methodologies used, please click here.

Collaboration with local communities

An example of the close exchange and collaboration with local communities are two junior research positions (PhD and post doc position), which are co-financed with the municipalities of Esbjerg and Varde, respectively. These positions enable a genuine practice-based research approach applied to locally relevant health issues. Read more click here.
Further, we provide local consultancy work (based on contracts) in different areas of health promotion. See our brochure here (Only in Danish).

Research networks

In the modern world research networks function as learning and collaboration platforms, often using internet technology. One example of such a network is the EIRA network (Evidence in Research and Action), which was started with funds from the rector of the University of Southern Denmark. More about networks click here.

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