SIHI Sweden Conference 2023

SIHI Sweden’s conference: Exploring Community Engagement for Social Innovation in Health was held in Uppsala on the 18-19th of October 2023. The purpose of the conference was to explore social innovation in health and community engagement through presentations, posters, and workshops together with researchers and organizations working on projects and methods for social innovation in health.

The conference was organized by SIHI Sweden which is hosted by SWEDESD, Uppsala University in collaboration with Karolinska Institutet and the Department of Public Health and Caring Sciences, Uppsala University. SIHI Sweden is a hub in the global network Social Innovation in Health Initiative (SIHI). ​

Thank you to all who participated in the conference! 

/SIHI Sweden Steering group

Poster Abstracts

During the poster walk a total of 21 posters of both reserach and community-based projects were presented. You can find the abstracts of the posters hereNote that only the abstracts with consent to publish are compiled in the document.

Do you want to know more about a certain project? Click on the name of the person presenting to send an email.  


Here you can find the slides from the majority of the presentations at the conference. 

Keynote Adress

Identifying and implementing social innovations in health with the use of community-engaged, participatory methods
Eneyi Kpokiri, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine

Social Innovation Presentations

Co-designing family planning interventions in Sweden and Uganda – lessons learned
Elin Larsson, Karolinska Institutet, Sweden & Jacquellyn Ssanyu, Makerere University School of Public Health, Uganda

Transferring a social innovation from South Africa to Sweden – Insights and lessons learned
Per Kåks, Linnea Stansert Katzen & Emma Oljans, SWEDESD

Co-creating digital sexuality education with young people in Georgia
Agnes Lidbrink Ekman, RFSU, Nino Tsereteli, Tanadgoma & Surabhi Srivastava, RNW Media.

Oral poster presentations of projects in social innovations

Supporting Social Innovation in the European Social Fund – a case study of the Swedish Competence Center.
Malin Lindberg, Luleå University of Technology

Bräcke Innovation
Annica Larsson, Bräcke Innovation & Sara Dahlin, Bräcke Diakoni

Last modified: 2024-01-05