Living Labs VHC


Title Sustainable Care Limburg
Project leader:  Prof. Dirk Ruwaard
 Short description: Research that contributes to a better understanding of how to develop a future-proof healthcare system by delivering appropriate care, in the right place, by the right person, and for the right price is the mission of the Academic Collaborative Center for Sustainable Care Limburg. The center aims to facilitate policy, practice and teaching with evidence-based knowledge to improve the health of the population, to create a better (experience of) quality of care and to slow down the rising costs (Triple Aim) through research that focuses on innovations in health services. The research projects are conducted by interdisciplinary teams of researchers within and outside Maastricht University, in close collaboration with different stakeholders in the field of policy and practice. Since 2013, seven research projects have started: (1) substituting hospital care with primary care, (2) senior-friendly hospital care, (3) competition versus cooperation, (4) sustainable social security versus sustainable care, (5) the labour market and (6) changes in the attitudes and behaviour of stakeholders. 



Title Public Health Limburg
Project leader: Prof. Maria Jansen
 Short description: The Academic Collaborative Centre for Public Health Limburg is a network organization in which staff of the 18 municipalities of Southern Limburg, Maastricht University Medical Centre and the regional Public Health Service share their knowledge and expertise with the aim of improving public health. Collaboration between policy, practice and research is imperative to obtaining more solid evidence in public health.