Anne Sidenius

Section for Health Promotion and Prevention 
PhD, Medical Anthropologist

Anne Sidenius

Research areas

Experiences of diagnosis, disease and treatment among patients and relatives and their management hereof, Accelerated and standardized treatment pathways, Risk and illness perceptions, Health technology, Qualitative and participatory methods, Citizen and user involvement, Co-creation, Empowerment

Current research

1. The Intersectoral Prevention Laboratory (Det Sektorfri Forebyggelseslaboratorium)
The purpose of the Intersectoral Prevention Laboratory is to create new knowledge and contribute to creating a better basis for prioritizing new types of prevention efforts with documented effect. The focus is especially on the interfaces, where cooperation on prevention can be strengthened for the benefit of public health.

The goal for the laboratory is to become a framework, where various actors gather to test prevention measures, both within and outside the healthcare system and across sectors. All projects in the laboratory must be partnership projects across different actors and sectors, and ideas for prevention initiatives must originate from current practical challenges experienced by municipalities, the healthcare system, patient organizations etc. within the area of prevention.

The development of partnerships is based on the individual partners' areas of responsibility and expertise. The effect of all efforts in the laboratory must be documented, and results and experiences are shared within the partnership alliance and other stakeholders to promote anchoring and further development in practice. Go to home page (in Danish).

Collaborators: Center for Clinical Research and Prevention, Frederiksberg Hospital

2. Our Healthy Weekday (Vores Sunde Hverdag)

An initiative carried out in the Danish municipalities of Frederikshavn, Hjørring, Høje-Tåstrup and Rødovre, based on a comprehensive characterization of the involved local communities, the development and implementation of complex interventions using the supersetting approach, and the evaluation of processes and effects of interventions using a Realist Evaluation approach and massive involvement of citizens.

Collaborators: Center for Clinical Research and Prevention at Frederiksberg Hospital, Rødovre Municipality, Hjørring Municipality, Høje-Taastrup Municipality, Frederikshavn Municipality, the Capital Region of Denmark, Region North Jutland, Aalborg University, University of Copenhagen

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